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Part One - Becoming Christian
I was born, as every human is, not believing in any gods. I was fortunate in that I wasn't born into a religious family, but nor were they especially non-religious, and it was this disinterest that left me vulnerable to dogma. Neither of my parents are theists, and religion isn't an issue that bothers them hugely,…Continue
So, I've started to read the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. I've began with the City Watch novels, and am only two books deep and already hooked. I wanted to post a quote from Guards! Guards!, but then many other interesting parts came to mind, so I thought I'd put them in a blog.
"The Supreme Grand Master smiled in the depths of his robes. It was amazing, this mystic business. You tell them a lie, and then when you don't need it anymore you tell them another lie and…Continue
Slowly but surely over the last few years I've watched as, one by one, everyone of my friends fall into mere husks of their former selves. They've been enslaved, you see. With the slightest peep from their new masters they all spring into action like obedient dogs, what could their mobile phone want? What does it need from me? The flat of their hands now hold their undying attention. When they finally look up - distracted by something uncomfortable, like the sound of a non electronic voice…Continue
Seriously, I can't even find someone who will admit it was shit but they liked it anyway, everyone I meet genuinely considers this film to be brilliant. I just don't get it. They act completely mortified when I confess my sheer bemusement at the success of this movie. How could you have liked it? It was a Batman film without Batman in it.
Okay, he was in it, but not if you were blinking at the wrong time. Even though this is the third instalment of a Batman…Continue