Inconsistent Biblical God

Bob Edward Fahey

I couldn’t resist questioning encrusted old beliefs, though questioning was the worst of all sins. Adam and Eve had been fine wandering around nude among tigers and snakes until they’d eaten that apple and started thinking things through. We had to bet our souls on stuff that didn’t make sense; on wandering stars, wives turning to salt, and God stopping the sun so his own children, made in his image, could kill each other. Samson hadn’t cut his own hair, someone else had, but rules must be followed, so the hell with him, God said. Then our principal kicked a kid out of school for refusing to cut his. Adults kept changing “eternal truths,” and I couldn’t keep up. Everybody kept hammering away at the world like blacksmiths, each trying to beat it into something different.

– From “Entertaining Naked People” by Edward Fahey.

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What are the benefits of Mediterranean diets?

Really interesting informative article

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A diet high in fat, carbohydrates and wine has been shown to lengthen life expectancy and lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Want to know more? Numerous studies have found the Mediterranean diet to be the healthiest, but what do they do differently?

People have been programmed to fear fat, brainwashed with fat free products and the latest diet trends (As shown in the blog linked below). However, here is a little secret, which is not so secret. Fat is good, if tips are taken from the Mediterranean’s. It shows a diet high in ‘good’ fat, is more beneficial in reducing cardiovascular diseases, than a fat restricting diet. (Edelstein, 2014).

Their diet consists of fresh plant based produce, grains and good fats, with more than half of their daily fat consumption coming from olive oil (See food pyramid). This is rich in Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid which promotes antioxidant…

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Quad Bike

Yesterday I heard another story of living in our ‘Now’ with resilience and optimism.  Jim, now retired, told me of his life dedicated to building bridges everywhere in the world, from his first simple footbridge to seemingly impossible spans over terrifying chasms.  The bigger the challenges the more he delighted in finding beautiful, practical solutions.   I feel that we all live this way in our daily lives, constantly devising coping strategies to overcome or navigate our Lifetests.

This fascinating man then told me of his nephew, John.  Two years ago John was following his uncle into an engineering career, a superbly fit sportsman, he was relishing every single Lifemoment.  He loved triathlons until a random twig snagged the front wheel of his bike during the downhill cycling section.  The next five months were spent in a spinal unit building the bridge to his new life, paralysed from the neck down.  That was the resilience part of John’s story.

As for his ‘Now’ and his optimism?  He has just taken delivery of a brand new quad bike capable of speeds up to 70 mph!  John continues to lap up every juicy drop of Life, the shivers of terror adding to his joy.  He puts to good use every technological development, gratefully embracing each additional freedom his evolving computer gives him.   I have a wonderful vision of him, strapped to the quadseat, navigational straw clenched in his teeth flying over the Lakeland fells, leaving a trail of inspirational bridges in his vapour trail for us all to follow.   I am off to rev up my own particular quad bike.

I mentioned in the first sentence ‘another story’ – a blog which inspires me is ‘A Spiritual Journey’. It is well worth a visit.

Friends want to drag you into their darkness

Bob Edward Fahey

The universe is based on contrasts: yin & yang / for every action there is a reaction. The world of spirit is no exception. For each teacher trying to lead us toward light there will be another slinging darkness. When we find ourselves dancing in joy we will find friends crowding nearer who want to drag us into their fears, angers, and disillusionment. When we lose ourselves in beauty, others will remind us of ugliness. As our lives fill with magic and wonder, there will always be those trying to beat these away from us with factoids and rumors, with scientific counter-references and left brain limitations.

I picture a dog in a storm outside a large comfortable mansion. He is standing at the door, barking and howling as the masters snuggle inside by the fireplace, dry and warm and feeling wonderful.

They go to the door to let the pooch…

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