This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up early, off to Church at Thornleigh.
- Back for a rather good chicken special by
J' had a hack at an audio-visual slide show thing I'm
cooking up. Realised that whoever was responsible for
OpenOffice's slide show code needed to put some
microseconds on the slide times ( and drop the double
digit hours field (?) ), time to cvs update OpenOffice
and have a little hack I think.
- Tried to go to Church in Gordon, the trains
were down - tried to go to a Church nearby, but power
lines were down in the way. Pulled another great Park
Street sermon. Acts 4:8-22, "Isn't One Religion As Good
As Another?". Extremely encouraging.
- The trinity revealing and exemplifying God's
his pre-eminant characteristic of love; God is love.
God indwells us as his supreme expresion of love for us.
By contrast Islam is opposite, not a relationship with God,
but submission to a transcendant soverign God.
- The Koran at no point, anywhere commands love;
it doesn't tell you to love your wife as Christ loved the
church, or to love even your enemies. But the Old Testament
scripture as Jesus summarises it is To love God with your
whole heart and mind and strength, and to love
your neighbour as yourself.
- You can find lofty ethics, and inspiring
thoughts in many other religions, much that is good. But
in no other religion is there salvation. You can find how
to achieve Nirvanah - extinction of the self, keep the
pillars of faith, follow the immutable law of retributive
justice of Karma, but still have no assurance of salvation.
- In every other religion it is the great thinker
that has come to help man reach up to God but in Christianity
it is God who has reached down into the cess-pool of the human
condition; the word made flesh and living among us - living a
perfect life and giving it up for us, paying with his perfect
death on the cross the ultimate penalty for our sin.
- Salvation is found in no one else, for
there is no other name under heaven by which men can
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)