Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Samuel Johnson said it all on women preaching


“I told him I had been that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach.  Johnson: “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs.  It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”
Boswell: Life”

Very attractive, very right wing woman


Shared for interest. I honestly don’t know what to say about this.

Somebody called her “Becky”, which seems to be an insult for a young white woman.

“you are submissive, following Adam”


Eve to Her Daughters

(Judith Wright, 1915 – 2000)


It was not I who began it.

Turned out into draughty caves,

hungry so often, having to work for our bread,

hearing the children whining,

I was nevertheless not unhappy.

Where Adam went I was fairly contented to go.

I adapted myself to the punishment: it was my life.


But Adam, you know ….. !

He kept on brooding over the insult,

over the trick They had played on us, over the scolding.

He had discovered a flaw in himself

and he had to make up for it.


Outside Eden the earth was imperfect,

the seasons changed, the game was fleet-footed,

he had to work for our living, and he didn’t like it.

He even complained of my cooking

(it was hard to compete with Heaven).


So he set to work.

The earth must be made a new Eden

with central heating, domesticated animals,

mechanical harvesters, combustion engines,

escalators, refrigerators,

and modern means of communication

and multiplied opportunities for safe investment

and higher education for Abel and Cain

and the rest of the family.

You can see how his pride had been hurt.


In the process he had to unravel everything,

because he believed that mechanism

was the whole secret – he was always mechanical-minded.

He got to the very inside of the whole machine

exclaiming as he went, So that is how it works!

And now that I know how it works, why, I must have invented it.

As for God and the Other, they cannot be demonstrated,

And what cannot be demonstrated

doesn’t exist.

You see, he had always been jealous.


Yes, he got to the centre

where nothing at all can be demonstrated.

And clearly he doesn’t exist; but he refuses

to accept the conclusion.

You see, he was always an egotist.


It was warmer than this in the cave;

There was none of this fall-out.

I would suggest, for the sake of the children,

that it’s time you took over.


But you are my daughters, you inherit my own faults of character;

you are submissive, following Adam

even beyond existence.

Faults of character have their own logic

and it always works out.

I observed this with Abel and Cain.


Perhaps the whole elaborate fable

right from the beginning

is meant to demonstrate this; perhaps it’s the whole secret.

Perhaps nothing exists but our faults?

At least they can be demonstrated.


But it’s useless to make

such a suggestion to Adam.

He has turned himself into God,

who is faultless, and doesn’t exist.

” … a woman’s shoulders are one of the most beautiful sights.”

A woman wrote on Facebook today: “I’m thinking again that, artistically, a woman’s shoulders are one of the most beautiful sights.”

Indeed (wedding of Dr and Mrs Julian O’Dea, January 1986):








Christ had a disciple

who was a drunk.

He could have been an

apostle but he was

always drunk.

Too drunk to deny Him.

Too drunk even to run away.

Too drunk to write a gospel,

even a short epistle.


All day he lay drunk by a date palm,

just watching the ants go by.


(Julian O’Dea)

Dressing your role

What a woman wears sends a message. And it creates an impression in a man’s eyes. Feminine, modest dress is a form of protection. A man will react positively but any interest he has will probably not be prurient, should he see something like this:


Mrsktc has blogged about the reports that the new American president wants women on his staff to present as women.

Most people wear a kind of uniform to do their daily work. A woman who wants to be respected as a woman by men, and treated as a woman, should dress like one. There is – I hope – still a lot of residual affection between the sexes, and men have traditionally treated women appropriately when they are given the right outward signs. Men are visual creatures, and we quickly assess what is in our visual field. Within a second, we will subconsciously register, “nice young woman”,  “respectable matron”, “doctor on her rounds”, “helpful shopgirl” or whatever. And, unfortunately, when it applies, “tart”.



Andrea Hardie

“Women crave male power and leadership. Islam provides it, because Western men won’t or can’t. This will end with women in chains, one way or another. Choose your master, ladies. Choose wisely.”

[Andrea Hardie (aka Janet Bloomfield and JudgyBitch) on Facebook today]