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Up in the night for mamouth battle of wills with E.
eventually resulting in the desired outcome: dry all night.
Got everyone onto the task of cleaning the house before
Mother's return with a good will.
Off to NCC; sad to hear that the ten Christian workers helping
Afghans that were killed
today, were good friends of a relief worker that we know there.
A few interesting points:
- Though the Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility
(apparently owning a Bible in the local language is enough cause
to take someone's life) - the police claim it was bandits: though
why you have to kill the Christians (and the driver(s?) survive)
after robbing them, remains unexplained.
- It is apparently acceptable to have a law that forbids
sharing the reason you are there (to help people in need independent
of their race, creed, etc.) If Islam is so attractive, why forbid
conversion from it ?
- The noble Taliban are so brave and cunning, that they
can even attack, and kill the un-armed and defenceless, on a medical
mercy-mission: that really takes guts. Particularly since they were
allowed to operate in Afghanistan when they ruled the land.
- The love that drives people to trek with pack-horses
up mountains to find the needy, and tend to their medical needs in
Afghanistan, is apparently not God's, after all it must be weak and
foolish to love
even those that hate you.
- It is of course brave, good and strong to simultaneously
"that Truth stands out clear from error", that there is no compulsion
in religion - but just in case, to beautifully harass and kill those
who happens to disagree.
- How ugly and tragic.
- Now of course, there are large numbers of Muslims who
don't appear to subscribe to the more dangerous interpretations of
these texts; just as there are vast numbers of Christians who don't
believe the Pope can speak infallibly - and who present little
danger to modern man, regardless of the merits or otherwise of
their personal faith.
Back home, J. returned eventually to much 'Mummy!'ing.
Lunch. Out for a bike ride onto the race-course in the afternoon.
Bed early, after sorting and tagging lots of photos.
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