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Archive for February 2013

WITCHPOWER SIX

February 28, 2013

Nshila Ileloka speaking again – fictional witchdoctor and consultant assassin. I am still annoyed that skills like mine are dismissed because they are seen as lacking scientific credibility. At a time when huge numbers of people are interested in paranormal ideas – and serious scientists are speculating about alternative universes – why is there so […]

WITCHPOWER FIVE

February 18, 2013

Nshila speaking. My present thinking about what works and what does not work, and why, is that the real power lies with the spirit agent who responds to my need. The procedures and artefacts (rituals, bones, etc) may or may not be aids to concentration, and any aid they provide may be to the spirit […]

FAITH IS IGNORING RESOURCES

February 14, 2013

I posted before about the secular state usurping moral authority. Is it possible that Christianity misses a few tricks by relying too much on its core message and not venturing into a broader field?  For some people, disbelief in religion is an adequate argument for ignoring the teaching of Christ. But you don’t have to […]

WITCHPOWER FOUR

February 11, 2013

Nshila speaking.  Here is the first conclusion I have drawn from rigorous examination of my witchcraft activity. I am convinced that so-called magical actions are useless unless energised by the spirit in charge of these things.  So why do rules and procedures and spells exist at all? I think that they are contact points established by the […]

THE SECULAR STATE

February 10, 2013

I hear infuriated comments in church circles about the gay marriage issue.  I don’t bother too much about it because the idea that a gay marriage is the same as a man/woman marriage is obviously a legal convenience only. It amounts to saying “You two will be treated as married for legal purposes.”  It does […]

WITCHPOWER THREE

February 5, 2013

This is Nshila talking – the fictional heroine of three books. In my last post I explained a pseudo-scientific experiment I was planning to test the efficacy of my witchdoctoring procedures. It failed, but also helped me. I set up my control by doing all the usual things and Ellie McFain ignored her usual dog-walking […]

MORE ON GAY MARRIAGE

February 5, 2013

Vote must be over by now. Thought about how daft it all is. My wife and I know two men who lived together for a time. I imagined that they had gone through a religious ceremony and were officially married. I imagined that they then came to dinner and said to my wife and I, […]

BEYOND GAY MARRIAGE

February 4, 2013

The UK parliament will shortly vote on the issue of gay marriage. It raises a very deep issue, because a significant section of society (the pro- lobby) are saying that religion is wrong on an issue of morality. They are saying that while religion is supposed to have a monopoly on morality, their form of […]