Roger Hodgson: Hide In Your Shell
It has been an emotionally difficult week past for Marcus, the week after the awful events of the Paris terrorist attack.
Because of all the bullshit comments that have been flowing in from my social media subscriptions, I have gone into <temporary> hermit mode, until matters calm down just a little. Some of the angst that I alluded to last Sunday includes
- The tippy toeing of the Worlds Media, oh, and the worlds Politicians around the Paris attacks and refusing to name the Elephants in the room
- The refusal of many Muslims to accept the Religious motivations of the Paris murderers, instead concentrating on insults towards them, those insults are of course unacceptable, but let's together rather focus on what the in-group should be saying to: their peers and out-groups first please
- The Regressive left, or the Ostrich Brigade (naming by Gad Saad) who summon a Twitter army of Apologists to defend the indefensible and implausible.
- The concept that changing your Facebook Picture (to a French Tricolore) and repeatedly saying 'pray for Paris' to be a sufficient response to terrorism. Some thinking please people.
- Various taunts and slanders. Trite, unconstructive criticism, the favoured tool of the fuckwit.
So what has kept me sane this week?
(Arranged in increasing duration )
Finding a Space for God
Just 5 minutes people!
Coldplay: Adventure of a Lifetime
So much to unpack. There is the music, the Lyrics, the Technical Wonder and beauty of this animation and production, just evolutionary I hope you might agree :-)
Detective Ostrich interviews a Terrorist
When it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is usually ... a duck.
Dan Barker talks to Matt Dillahunty
How Islamic is the Islamic state?
For Interfaith dialogues, BBC's Beyond belief is really my benchmark standard. Surely it deserves your attention too? 30 minutes an episode, and currently 170 episodes to listen to.
Gad Saad interviews Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar
I feel that I'd like to invite Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar to tea because it was the first time I had heard him speak and it was impressive.
And so dear people, here endeth the sermon for this Monday.
Keep smiling, and most of all thinking.
Rudimental: Lay it All on Me