Monday, November 28, 2011

How many Gods is there in the Catholic belief?

I was brought up in a Lutheran home. My wife 2b comes from a catholic country.
She is studying at THS, Stockholm school of Theology, that means she has left the catholic church and now studies Christian religious history.
That is a very interesting subject, so I read just for fun too some of her literature. When we spoke about Luther and the ten Commandments we came in a dispute.
She did not understand what I was saying about the first! (Free translation, NOT from goggle translate:"You shall have no ther Gods than Me!")

Thats not right she said, it is "You shall put no other Gods in front of Me!".

After a small discussion we entered Wikipedia, and to her native language about the ten Commandments, spanish: "Amarás a Dios sobre todos las cosas"
That means "God above everything" nothing that there is only one!
Strange, I thought, and looked in english.
According to this catholic link it is:
"I am the Lord your God, you shall not have strange gods before me!"
Before me...Doesn't that mean in front of me? I translated into Swedish with google translate. It translated like I wrote before, but when I changed "gods" to "cars" it translated "in front of me"...
Even this link, commenting on how the catholic church tries to change the gospel (by changing the day of the sabbath which was foreseen in the Bible in Daniel 7:25), writes the same. (this is who that link belongs to: a remnant church. I do not say anything if they are good or bad, I do not know, but they wrote interesting there)

I know we have the same Bible, and if you read there you surely can see all Christians only have one God, but Luther had a good point in really writing that.
He saw how the catholics were praying to saints and reliques, just like they had devine powers. He saw people drinking "holy water". In his eyes it looked like those things where like sub-Gods, minor gods. You still may see that for example in South America were the drivers are saluting to all the crosses over people killed in accidents to make the spirit help them to a safe journey.

What is right and what is wrong? If you wonder, no matter what religion you are (or atheist and agnotic), look in the Bible yourself. The truth, what the Christians (and Jews) shall belive in, is written there (but if they are right about only one god, that is another question)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Torture advertisment

Right now on Swedish chanals the postorder company cdon has an advertisment that is not so propper. It shows how a wife fools her husband by trapping him so that he hangs in a rope from the cealing while she takes the parcel with the movies.

Im' sure it is intended to be funny, but they missed something. For a lot of people immigrating to Sweden that was the reallity if the police took you. Torture and in the worse case disappearance.
Examples on countries where that have happened is Chile, during the dictatorship (at least 30 000 victims), Iran still on going... and a whole lot of African countries.

Why should a company care about them? Why shouldn't it? It is aganist the human rights with torture, and the victims have already nightmares about it. A company who does like that misses a lot in their tries to get new costumers. Victims of torture will never choose a company who makes fun of their feelings.
Hopefully the company will start thinking a little more global, even if the ads are not against the law they affect the viewers.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Emergency, please fax this number!

Time for another elevator!
Last time I wrote about "vilorum", this time it is about emergency.
According to wikipedia an emergency most often needs an urgent intervention. That sounds resonable, someone is at risk and needs help.

If an elevator gets stuck you might call that an emergency. Most old elevators have an alarmbutton. New ones have started to have a telephone number. Thats good too.

In Heron city, a modern shopping center in the south of Stockholm in Sweden, they have a kind of modern solution for their elevators: "For emergency call this fax number: XX-XXX" Ehh, what?
Seriously, how did they think when they wrote that?
I can just imagine calling there, like a friend of mine did just to test if they had written wrong. Fancy having claustrophobia, hearing all those stranges sounds when you are allready scared stiff.

No more elevator there for me.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Memoria Viva! May we never forget!

When I was sitting reading on my facebook I got a link today about a the murderer and torturer Krassnoff (spanish link).  He was the leader of DINA, the "Chilean CIA" during the military dictatorship, involved in at least 91 cases of murdered and disappeared prisoners (search for his name among the other criminals in the list, english link). Two of his victims are:
Carmelo Soria, a spanish-Chilean UN-diplomat, assassinated by DINA and
Antonio Llido, a Catholic preast working socialy. forced disappeared. He was a great man, I know one of his students from the time when he was taken away. A great teacher in Chile. His body never found.

The first link tells the story about Krassnoff, but the worst part is that now (22 nov, according to the paper, spanish link) some people (organisations that liked him) where celebrating him, although he is in prison 144 years- may he rotten there, for "kidnapping, torture, murder and conspiracy".
Human rights organisations made a demonstration against this the celebration, and they had verbal argues. What happens then is incredible. One of the polices shoot an elder woman, who were scoulding them for celebrating a murderer, in the chest with a tear gas gun from maximum two meters!!! You can see that by yourselves on this youtube-clip (or in the last link above from the paper).

Ok, maybe he thought she was anoying (but who woulden't protest like that if your beloved relatives were tortured and killed?), but what do you think with to do something like that? That's criminal, and that is the second time in less than two months I write about Chile and tear gas guns. Last time it was Mr Maturana who got one stuck inside his underwear (read that article), and now this.

What is happening with the beautiful country Chile?

Memoria Viva!!! Live the memories of the disappeared, tortured, killed and forced in exile!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a HERO!

A beautiful young Egypt nude woman, proud of her body, but with a sad look in her face.
That could be one description of the 20 years old Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, when you look att her pictures on her blogg.
Why does a woman expose her body like that, and in a islamic country where you have to cover even the hair on your head...if you are a woman?
Well, THAT is just the point. She doesn't want to live in a fundamental islamistic country and did this in protest against people using a book they sees as holy to supress others. She wants freedom now, when they have been fighting for it together with the men. She is most probably afraid that Egypt will be like Iran, were the women was a very strong power during the revolution to help the new leader... but after that, when he didn't need teir help anymore he put them into women slavery laws again.
She sows it very well by in a second copy of the photo cover the sexual organ, the mouth and her eyes: "The yellow rectangels on my mouth, eyes and sex organ resembles the censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuallity, she wrotes according to the Daily Beast.

To really understand why she did it we have to look closer to the Arab revolution in Egypt, and what happened last March. When soldiers took female activists during the protests they forced them to strip and then they inserted two fingers into their vaginas to see if they were virgins, according to the Guardian, who also wrote in the same article that that specific action will be the spark that lights the next part of the revolution. Here it comes.
According to the same article on the Guardian it is standard procedure to check the virginity when women are getting married in Egypt, but that is in the family. Poor stone age society, that even have to order artificial hymen from China to cover up a thing that science has known for ages: Not every women will bleed when having sex for the first time. The hymen is nat a proof of virginity-But this action is a proof of a patriarchal society trying to supress the women. Hope the women will start to protest against this too.

These nude protests have even spred to Israel, where a lot of women also strip now (not completely) in support of Aliaa, writes the Guardian in another article.

Maybe nothing will happen this time, but the more support Aliaa and the women gets now the easier it will be for them to win freedom. After Egypt we have Iran, and then Saudi Arabia (read my previous article about that).

You have my support, Aliaa!!!


After all the political and religious bloggin it is time for something funny.

This is about two Swedish words that are a little bit confusing.
Just add a letter "o", the word vilrum is easier to say, but it gets a completely different meaning.
The funny thing is that it is spelt wrong on a lot of places in Sweden. For example in my school, KTH -The Royal institute of technology, next to the elevator it is written "vilorum for students" and "vilorum for teacher" (but all written in Swedish).
So, what's wrong, you might wonder.
Well, vilrum means a room to rest if you are tired or have a headache, while...
Vilorum is another word for grave, in Swedish!!! (press on "Svenska"on the link to see that is true).
This means that in my school we have graves for students and teacher that worked a little bit too much, or?

So as the well known paper in Sweden, SvD says: Take care to go to the right room in Sweden if you want to rest for a while before you proceed to study.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muslim men, cover your eyes!

Many muslim women cover themselves because they want to, according to the Quran. Let them do that, it is their choice.
The issue is instead when some men tries to use a "holy book" to keep their own power and supress the people. When some muslim men forces the women to cover them, like in Iran, and makes rules to supress them even more.
One example is a poor girl in Tehran 2005. She said she was raped by two men. Her sentence was 100 laches for lying about the men so they could have gotten a capital punichment, and having sex. The men got 30-40 laches for having sex, according to BBC. This is just one sad example what happens in Iran.

In Saudi Arabia some men have problems with women having "attractive eyes", according to mail online.
I wonder why the **** the men have to look at the women then? They have the choise to not look. Why do they have to make rules for the women to cover them even more? Why can't the men woh do not want to see the women cover teir own eyes? Are the government in that country so loose minded that they can not stop thinking about sex? Well go to a psyciatric then.

Why couldn't they make rules to have public flogging on the men looking at the women, like the Committe for the promotion of virtue and the preventing of the vice who makes these terrible discriminating rules and controlling that they are followed by letting people die. This so called religious police stopped 2002 the female students (age young- 18 years old)  in a burning school to run from the building because they were not propperly covered. 15 young women died and at least 50 were burnt. As BBC recorded they locked the gates to stop them from coming out because they wre not propper muslim dressed. Shouldn't that so called police get the same punishment? Burn them, the male religious police, but not so they die, but they have to live with the pain!

Sorry for writing so hard words, but I get angry when I read about things like this. Old men treating young women like that. The sad thing is that it is NOT religion they are trying to keep, but the POWER. It is written in their book that all religion is between yourself and Allah, not between you and a government. Don´t they know that, and they call themselves muslims?
All my respect to real muslims, living according to their book, I know a lot of them and I have worked with some of them too in a muslim school. But I can and will not respect muslims (or christians or other religions) who tries to force a religion on others with guns and killing those who will not accept their so called god.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Religious love hurts!

The Swedish paper Aftonbladet wrote (in swedish) about Benetton and their ads called "The unhate project".

Well, they did maybe show the world something I have written about before - do not care who loves whom- but now they are in trouble. The pope, who kisses the top leader of sunni islam (montage) is not happy. The Aftonbladet writes (in swedish): "The kiss shows the christian love message, but of course it is a difference between love and love. The pope has in other discussions really told what he thinks about kisses between people with beards".

And the Vatican says "This is a grave lack of respect for the pope", according to Reuters. Lack of respect?  I do not like the sms-language, bet here it suits to write LOL (laughing out loud). What kind of respect has the pope showed for the women? none. He still thinks small girls raped by their fathers, and pregnant, shall give birth to their "love-children" because Humanae Vitae says so. Dear pope, when you respect the women we might start respecting you. By still believing in Humanae Vitae you are damaging your dignity and the Chaotic church.

Back to Benetton.
Your message is good. You'll most probably sell some clothes, and maybe you'll loose some money to the pope... what will he do with the money? a new hat (the white thing on his head is ugly)? or give it to the poor people (most uncertain he will... he doesn't live the life he tries to teach others...give to the church).

That photo was what I hoped poolia would have after their christian funny ad, earlier in my blogg, were I wrote it is time to do something funny with the muslims too.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Story of stuff

During my studies in english I have to look at the youtube-clip Story of stuff. That might sound booooring, but I hope you have time to look at it. It really makes you think how the system of consumption works in the US. That could be our future too, if we don't take care.

Now to the point of the clip. The people elect a president "by the people, for the people", but thanks to Victor Lebow 1955 they elect the president "by the people, for the corporations!". Acording to the clip the president is not working for the people but for the companies.
The corporations are using the resorces in the third world, and as en effect of that the people there have to find new places to get working for the companies with all the toxic subjects that they use of some strange kind of reason. The toxic will just make the consumers more stupid and make them willing to buy more and the spiral of destruction of the world is working.

To get take care of the waste the US burns it, creating dioxine and other harmfull stuff. What they are thinking of is not easy to understand, but it seems like they, the owners of the corporations, have found their God- MONEY, and can not see their Devil- Waste. How many poor humans have not been sacrified on their altar for a few pennies more?

Now it is time for us, atheists, agnostics, christians, muslims, jews or other believes to break down the altar of money and start building up a new system that will not destroy the world, like the nobel price winner Al Gore talks about.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jesus, why did you recruit wrong...or?

Poolia, a company recruiting staff to other companies here in Sweden, has a new advertisement using Jesus.
Is that right or wrong?
Is the advertisement correct?
I will answer both questions here.

First of all. Yes, I think it is okay to joke about religions. Why shouldn't you, it is a part of our culture, and in Sweden we have laws allowing that, as long as you are not racistic.
Well, so that was some kind of joke, but will Poolia dare to joke about the second largest religion in Sweden? Islam? That must then be teir next step to not make any diffenece between religions (to not break the laws in Sweden). I don't think they dare to do that, and that is too bad. Even Islam has a lot of things you can and may joke about, but they will probably get sued for "racism" then. The other thing that might happen is that they will be thretened by people not understanding the swedish culture and laws thinking that even if THEY fled from islamistic countrys harsh rules they want to use those rules in Sweden. That is terrible wrong, they are in Sweden because we believe in the goodness in every person, not in one or another religion. They are free, just like the Christians, to believe in their religion, but they are not allowed to try to force it on us. They must also understand that we do not belive in their Muhammad even if we respect teir belief, and that we will never respect the fact that he married a child and had sexual intercourse with her still being 9 or 10 years old- That is Aisha his favorite wife I am talking about.

Now back to Jesus.
Did Jesus recruit wrong when he took Judas Iscariot under his wings?
My opinion is NO, he did not wrong. If Judas hadn't told on him to the Romans, then Jesus would not have died on the cross and he wouldn't have taken all our sins (according to the Christians). This might be a Gnostic view, and it is written about it in the gnostic Gospel of Judas, but it seems pretty obvious that without Jesus dying, no Christianity. Isn't it therefor it is called the Good Friday in english (but the long friday in Swedish)?

Now we will wait and see what happens with this adverticement.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Initiative 26, Law aganist abortions, LOST!!! YES!!!

My o my,
What is happening in the ultra right so Called Christians USA?
How can they even think of trying to vote against the women's right over their own body, in the Initiative 26? That was a proposal to say that you are a human just when the sperm enters the egg. Even if you where raped by your own family members you would not be allowed to make an abortion. That would suite the pope too, whom I wrote about a while ago, who wants Humanae Vitae to be a dictator law all over the world.

I LOVE women! Every woman in the world are a magnificent being, a castle worth protecting against evil. They are, just like all men (also worth loving) like individual countries. No country wants another country to rule over it by force. That should be the same with the women and men, but you may make a treaty to rule two countries together!! like husband and wife, or husband and husband or wife and wife (that is between the countries, homosexual or heterosexual is up to them-not me, not the Pope or anyone else than thoese making the treaty).

Luckily everyone in the US are not like Haley Barbour, gov in Mississippi, who voted FOR the law. Wonders how he would vote if his daugther (if he has anyone) was raped and pregnant. Would he then take the daughter to another state to make an abortion? The rich use to do like that, but the poor do not have money...
Opponents in Nevada, aganist a similar law where happy to see that Haley lost, and the Roe v. Wade will still be valid. Thank GOD there are sane people between Mexico and Canada!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ricky Martin gay and (not) singing in Honduras?

And? Why should I care? That is not any problem of mine, just like I shall not care if the king of Saudi Arabia is homosexual (doubt that he is, with his wives and children) or the pope (here I can not have the same doubts... no wife, no known children and he says he is devoting his life to a god that is called upon with He. Also the pope attacks other homosexuals, which is usual with people not coming out from the closet yet. But he has got the character indelebilis, so he is free to do anything).

Mr Martin is a great Latin music singer. With that kind of music it use to be a lot of moving hips and slightly less clothes than in the second country mentioned above (except in movies called “Arabian nights”). He should have had a concert in Honduras, but after some kind of discussions between a pentecostal church and the Catholic church, which the government belongs to, the government did not give him permission to have his concert. They tell us in this YouTube clip (Spanish) about their decision. The reasons are the following:

The show is to sexualized for the people. I recognize that from when Madonna were on a concert in Valparaiso, Chile, to sing and their ex-bishop who loved the dictator (much male love here) condemned the music of Madonna to be of a bad moral and not good to listen too.

The sexuality of Mr Martin seems also to be of great importance for those churches that stopped him. It is immorality to be homosexual, is their opinion. Why should they bother about someone else sexuality as long as it doesn't hurt someone else? Don't they believe in a god that will be the judge, then they shall not judge themselves. “The one who has never done wrong throw the first stone”. Seems like we have a whole group of saints in Honduras now.
My opinion is like I said above. Why care about others like that. Are they jealous on his partner? Okay, but it is not right to do like that anyway.

A third reason, which is not mentioned in the clip might be that Honduras is friendly with the US. Mr Martin and Shakira contributed in demonstrations against the way the US government treats the immigrants from Latin America, with the new Arizona immigration law. That was not popular from the politically right side. They want the illegal immigrants to work cheaply for them, but in the same time throw them out when they are not needed. My guess is that the US wouldn't work without them, and these two tried to make the conditions better for the immigrants, and shows his middle finger at the president Bush on his war in Iraq. So do not play with the big ones unless you are prepared for strange retaliations!

Wonders who are the “Mal Ejemplo” in this story?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hitler in Argentina

Interesting subject. Did Adolf Hitler escape the bunker with his wife Eva Braun? This has been discussed for a long time, but the death in the bunker and the proof of the scull part at the museum in Moscow have killed the rumors. According to the article Did Hitler and Eva Braun flee Berlin and die (divorced) of old age in Argentina? in DailyMail the scull belonged to a woman, and even the author Abel Basti has written two books about the escape to Bariloche, the last book was published in October 2011 is named Hitler in Argentina. He seems to have a lot of evidence for this, but until other historians looks into this matter and investigates it from their point of view it is too early to say it is true.

What we can be sure of is that a lot of the nazi's did go to South America, like Mengele in Argentina and Walter Rauff in Chile. Their special skills where sometimes used by dictators for example in Colonia Dignidad and Rauffs involvements in DINA, both in Chile. But this story claims an own article.