Monthly Archives: May 2011

So Camping was talking out of his ‘left behind’…


Portrait of Martin Luther

A bit of tree planting wouldn't have done him any harm...

I actually stopped the car at the time when Camping said it was going to happen so as not to cause an accident. I didn’t believe that anyone knew the time of the Rapture, and said as much to people who asked me – namely that the End will come when we don’t expect it to, as Jesus said. Nevertheless, one tries to be humble even in one’s non-dogmaticness about it, and so just in case Camping was correct, I did park up in Berlin with my daughter.

The time went by and we were both still there, as we expected to be. If I had been on my own I would have been worried that God had rejected me as not faithful enough, but as my daughter was still there I knew that it simply hadn’t happened, as she certainly would have gone. I was worried about being left there next to her clothes. But when six o clock came and went, we both just felt sad because we were hoping that our Saviour might have come and taking His own to be with him, but as it is we are still waiting.

Luther is accredited with saying (whether he said it or not I don’t know but it’s not in his writings, which is more than you can say about a lot of nastier things like his Antisemitism) that “If I knew the world would end tomorrow, I’d plant a tree today”. I hope that there are lots of new trees planted this month, and that they grow on anyway. I hope as well that Mr Camping will do his best to relieve the sufferings of those who gave away their possessions in anticipation of 21st May. It’s reported that Camping himself made 80 million dollars out of it. I don’t know whether this is true or a lie but the fact is that the accusation has been levelled in the press and now it’s up to Camping to explain himself, his finances, and make what amends he can.

Those who lived more godly lives in anticipation of 21st May, I hope they manage to keep up the new, higher standard, and don’t go back to old sloppy ways now that the heat is off. Especially me.

From this weekend’s Rzeczpospolita


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If you need any persuading as to why it’s worth being in East Europe, let this map speak for itself.

Handy to know…


Maqdisi

Not everyone can expect to do Arabic calligraphy...

Hellokittydimaggio asked me on YouTube:

“My handwriting‘s never the same, it changes randomly. does that mean i’m crazy?”

I answered:

“Not necessarily. Some younger people who have mainly written on keyboards and never has a chance to develop their handwriting style can write very erratically, and all it says about them is that they don’t write enough. Or it can be that your mood affects your body language more than with most people. Handwriting is part – a very refined part, but part – of body language.”

I thought it was worth sharing that on here.

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