25 February 2011

More theological insights

Can beauty exist without its opposite? Can good exist without evil? Can derpants exist without underpants? Questions like these have puzzled philosophers for millennia, but thanks to some groundbreaking philosophical research by Prof K Perry from the Super Hot Institute of Theology, it can be conclusively demonstrated that apparently opposite attributes can be present in the one individual contemporaneously.

The implications for theology are obvious.

24 February 2011

Freudian Slip: Then She Smiles

Blast from the 1990s - that Dungannon rock band that dare not speak its name...

18 February 2011

Renaissance in Egypt...

OK, just floating this as an idea - now that Egypt is taking steps towards a new society, is it time to re-open, re-consecrate, or simply *build* some new, fully-operational temples for the worship of Amun-Re, Hathor, etc? We could use the very best Egyptological knowledge to reconstruct our best-guesses as to Egyptian religious practice. Some people might find that it suits them - as long as they don't take the *belief* aspect too seriously...

Let's face it - religion is a tourist draw. The upper echelons of the theologians of every religion know perfectly well that they are dealing with a purely human cultural creation - the "gods" are human constructs, and their "presence" is a group phenomenon when you get a bunch of people together - an emergent thing.

Imagine the beauty of a revived Opet festival, the procession heading between Karnak and Luxor, with flags snapping and obelisks gleaming. Of course there would need to be some changes made to make things more accessible, but that could be done, and it would potentially be a fantastic vehicle for teaching Egyptology itself.

So perhaps a true test of the tolerance and respect agenda that should be emerging in the world should be a concentrated effort to re-establish Ancient Egyptian religious practice in the Land of the Nile, and in the spirit of the New Egypt, I invite comments.

16 February 2011

The most profound theological insight of the 21st Century

God is Snoop Dogg, the Universe is a giant candy casino, and we're all California Gurls.

Any questions?