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Category Archives: Religion and Philosophy

This is where I give voice to my views about the meaning of life. If you are someone who doesn’t think someone should share their views on God, salvation, etc, then you’ll most likely be dreadfully offended by looking in this category – enjoy!

Charlie Wilson’s War – Huliganov Rant for March


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 25:34

This is actually the Eighth Hulirant. I haven’t been counting them over to this blog but you can see the earlier ones by looking at the side bar with the detailed navigation – and find “Hulirants”. They are all being collected there.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #8 – Chalcedon visit


Original playout date: 16 February 2008
Duration: 17:41

The eighth in the Huliganov’s Turkish Experience series. I visit the Church in Chalcedon, or Kaddikoy, where the church had a major council in the fourth century. The style has changed since then, but certain things don’t change…
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Huliganov’s Finninsh Experience #6 – Kerimaki


Original playout date: 14 January 2008
Duration: 6:23

This Finnish series has some of the most beautiful but also some of the saddest moments I had managed to reproduce in film to this point. The last one was one of the most beautiful and this is now one of the saddest. To see churches which in the past were thriving in the state they now are is heartbreaking really.

I went to Finland once … it was shut. At least, the biggest wooden church in the world, kerimaki, was closed, and not only was it not open right now but also there were no indications when the services might be.
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Stuttgart


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 17:15

Christopher and Kasia once again in the third in a trio of Baden-Wurttemberg cities.
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Schoenster Herr Jesu!


Original playout date: 26 August 2007
Duration: 3:57

It’s very fortuitous that I should be uploading this right now. It happens to fall on a Sunday in my programming and was also originally made on a Sunday and is just the right thing for a Sunday, but all this would be but a minor coincidence. A far greater coincidence is that I had found my old Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch which was given to me by Detlef and Margot Loehde from the Selbstaendig Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Hannover who I also knew during the six months I spent in Germany as a brand new Christian 35 years ago in 1983
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Huliganov rants on house prices and the childfree “decision”


Original playout date: 31 July 2007
Duration: 15:16

I came in for a fair degree of criticism for this. Don’t care about that. It is quite a high dislike to like ratio, which for my demographic is quite high.
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Oskar’s Baptism


Original playout date: 24 June 2007
Duration: 2:17

Young Oskar is being baptised by his father, an elder and later pastor in the Church, based in his confession of faith.
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Re Isaiah 7 v 14


Original playout date: 21 June 2007
Duration: 14:55

This is another video response from the time when such a facility to answer a video with another was possible. I am using Hypercam in what I see is a fairly seamless way to produce a counterargument.
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Atheist converts to Christianity


 

Playout date: 10 June 2007
Duration: 7:28

This is a discussion about Evangelism and how nothing can be achieved without the Grace of God, that our job is merely to speak the truth and trust God to bring the ones He wants into His kingdom.
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Welcome to the new species of ape!


 

 

Big news in the atheist community. A new species of ape has been discovered. A phylogenetic study has just concluded that this kind of orang-utan speciated 700,000 years ago whereas the other two species of orang-utan separated from each other 400,000 years ago. Modern humans at that time were all one big happy family, and still pretty much in Africa, it is supposed.

Welcome to this new species, congratulations on being discovered, and what a wonderful thing evolution is that we see it going on around us all the time, with whole new species appearing again and again despite what these religious nutjobs tell us.

Happily thanks to this discovery, science has once again allowed us to pat ourselves on the backs and reassure ourselves that we can explain fully how this world came into being and even if there are loads of unanswered questions and uncertaintoes, one thing we can be absolutely sure of, God and the Bible had nothing whatsoever to do with it!

(I speak as a fool, of course).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapanuli_orangutan

 

Do you believe in the Apostles’ Creed?


 

If ye love Me, keep My commandments


Playout date: 31 January 2007
Duration: 3:12
Views at the time added to HTV: 66,348
Likes at the time added to HTV: 76
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 11
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 87.4%
Comments at time added: 32
Total interactions at time added: 119
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: None
Location: Church of Holy Sepulchre, Warsaw
Other people featured: Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna
Genre: Concert
Music used: If ye love me, by Thomas Tallis
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This performance by Richard Berkeley’s Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna of Thomas Tallis’ wonderful setting of John 14:15-17 has been enjoyed by many people in this YT clip. Indeed, although the Church (where Chopin’s heart lies entombed in a pillar) was full of people on the night, one hundred times as many have heard this thanks to the wonders of YT and social media.

Richard Berkeley was then and remains now one of the treasures among the non_polish community of Warsaw. He has contributed immensely to the cultural and social life of this city and of my family’s experience of it. His view that music brings people together is only part of it. His great personality also has that effect. When I look through my contacts I am sometimes amazed to see the number of people I met through Richard.

Richard, if you should chance to be reading this, thank you.

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