Archive for February, 2008

Gnostic insights on the Alberta Tar Sands

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Gnostic insights illuminate Alberta Tar Sands prosperity as an apparent Manipulative Extraterrestrial Virtual Reality illusion

The Alberta Tar Sands, is a great example how Canadians and humanity in general, is being manipulated by an apparent self-serving alien consciousness. This alien consciousness had been documented in great detail by the ancient Gnostics …

… for the full article in “The Canadian: Canada’s new socially progressive and cross-cultural national newspaper”, click HERE.

It’s interesting to see the Gnostics weighing in on this environmental issue, but I must admit that I’m somewhat confused. I had previously understood that the Gnostics, in the words of Scott McKnight, taught that matter (physical life on earth) was either evil or miserable or something to be endured. What really mattered was spiritual release through ’saving knowledge’ (gnosis)“. LINK. Hence their opposition to the Christian doctrine of the Incarnation … the idea of Jesus as both God and human was disgusting to them. Their environmental awareness explained in the above article is quite a contrast.

UPDATE 2008-02-06: Upon re-reading this post, I realized that people might think that I posted this because impressed with it, rather than because I found the story so bizarre. In fact I needed to read well into the article before realizing that it wasn’t a spoof of those supermarket tabloid stories about alien abductions and other products of recreational pharmaceuticals.

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was a big sports day

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The African Cup of Nations 2008 was on yesterday, so Gerard and Michel gave the TV a work-out.

Oh, and starting around supper-time I watched a couple of quarters of a different kind of football. I cheered for the Patriots because I think a Boston accent sounds cooler than a New York accent. I enjoyed Tom Petty’s halftime show. I’m told that I should have stuck around for the 4th quarter, when there was actually some scoring.

Loseth men who can’t grow impressive facial hair

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Two Loseth men - one glabrous and one hirsuteI still have mixed feelings about Facebook, since it’s resulted in some meaningful connections but also some time-wasting bombardment with spam.

However one bright spot on Facebook is a group started by my strange brother Dan. It’s called “Loseth men who can’t grow impressive facial hair”. So far it has six members, and the discussions have been deep and meaningful.

If you happen to be a Loseth man (including those with different surnames but Loseth blood), and you have a Facebook account, and your face is more glabrous than hirsute, you are welcome to join.

I am sorry for those who don’t meet those qualifications, but this is an exclusive club. Deal with the disappointment.

Home with a sick kid

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Yesterday Fiona seemed really tired all day, and in the night she started running a fever, and threw up at least once. It was a restless night because along with the fever she started talking nonsense, and didn’t want to sleep in her room, so ended up in bed with mom and dad. She has been sleeping more soundly all morning. Since Janet plays on the worship team, I was the logical choice to skip church and stay home with the invalid.

Janet wonders if the fever might be related to a bump on the head that Fiona received in gym class this Thursday. That collision with a bigger kid resulted in a stitch near her eye, and some bruising. She stayed home from school Thursday afternoon but was well enough to go to school on Friday.

Given the amount of time since that incident, I think this is just a virus. Whatever the cause, I feel for the child.