Archive for June, 2008

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Weddings

June 30, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Tuesday 18 March 2008 – 10.02 am

We were at a wedding on the weekend. It was beautiful – fun and moving. Pity about the HOT weather, but hey – my own wedding was an outdoor ceremony in 42 degrees Celsius heat! So who am I to complain?

I’ve realised that I’ve recently experienced a multicultural wave of weddings. This last one was for 2 people of Chinese descent. I’ve also been to a bilingual Chinese x Indonesian wedding, an Italian one, and numerous white Australian weddings. Each one was so unique – it’s great!

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Vandalising Catholics…

June 30, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Tuesday 18 March 2008 – 9.54 am

Reading in the local paper about a series of aggressive vandalism attacks on a local Roman Catholic church. Statues and trees were graffitied, and a memorial garden has been ruined. Sadly, the church members are now stuck fixing their church, while unknown vandals break the law.

A sign saying “Christ has risen” was smashed. And I wonder – if those vandals truly knew the wonder of this Truth, would they still deface churches?

There seems to be a diminishing level of respect out there.

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Power Black Out And No Waffles

June 28, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

17 March 2008 – time- ? after 8.00 pm

It was at least 39 degrees Celsius today. It’s Autumn – what’s happening to the weather?!

The power has gone out in part of our street. The neighbours still have theirs – the air conditioner is pumping away. Not us. We don’t have air con, just a little fan. We can’t even run that! So, a house full of candles. Too hot.  >:-(

– me, drawing in the dark, lamenting that the waffles won’t get cooked now.

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Global Warming

June 27, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

13 March 2008 – around 3pm

So, tell me, is global warming the reason we’re having 38 degrees Celsius days in Autumn, or is it just a hot summer? My husband tells me it’s because we’re in Australia – but I’ve lived in this state all my life and it always seemed a lot colder and greener than in recent years.

Figure 1.1: scorching hot sun beaming down on parched ground and heat rising from road.

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Polygamy

June 26, 2008

Some information on this disturbing and illegal (in Australia) phenomenon. Women are not cattle to be herded together and farmed off to selfish men. We do not exist to serve the needs of promiscuous men. A monogamous marriage offers the best opportunity for two individuals to grow together in genuine respect and intimacy.

Some information on polygamy can be found at:

ACL (Australia specific) articles on polygamy:
http://www.acl.org.au/national/browse.stw?article_id=22569
http://www.acl.org.au/national/browse.stw?article_id=22535

“Does the Bible clearly teach monogamy?”
http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/3356/

“Why did King Solomon have so many wives?”
http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/rfsm-solomon.html

Excerpt from “The Best thing that ever happened to women”:
http://www.probe.org/faith-and-culture/culture/

Another effect of the salt and light of Christianity was its impact on the common practice of polygamy, which demeans women. Many men, including biblical heroes, have had multiple wives, but Jesus made clear this was never God’s intention. Whenever he spoke about marriage, it was always in the context of monogamy. He said, “The two [not three or four] will become one flesh.” As Christianity spread, God’s intention of monogamous marriages became the norm.

“Polygamy in the Bible”
http://www.gotquestions.org/polygamy.html

Here’s a recent (25 June) article from the Age (a major Australian newspaper) on the issue:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/minister-warns-muslim-polygamists-20080625-2wki.html

(All articles accessed 26 June 2008.)

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Hellevision

June 26, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Sunday 9 March 2008 – 4.40 pm

I hate Sunday afternoon television… actually, I dislike tv at the best of times. But why ruin a beautiful afternoon with tv?!

“Take that, tv!”

– some laid back tourism programme

– remote controller

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267. Mermaid

June 25, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Pencil and ink liner on paper, April 2008.

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