It seems that authorities in my country are making an effort to make people laughing at them, perhaps to turn the crisis-scam more bearable. Past week I wrote about a catholic priest publishing a laughable questionnaire for his parishioners (Do you partake in pagan sacrifices?). Just a few days after I wrote that post, the Interior Minister awarded the Gold Medal of Police Merit to the Virgin (Virgin Mary awarded top police medal).
Yes, you have read right, the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
From outside and even from inside, many people think the place where I live (whose name I do not wish to recall) is a civilized country, relatively modern and similar to other normal European countries. It is an alleged democracy (rulers let us to vote once each four years, wow!!!), it is in the European Union, in the NATO, it takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest, and its army helps the Empire in humanitarian massacres like Afghanistan and Iraq.
However, often, and lately more often, since the extreme right-wing and the catholic church are ruling again, there are news showing the deep medieval side of this nation.
At Beniarrés, a town of 1.300 inhabitants, the catholic priest has published a question list to help people to confess their sins (¿Vives en la fornicación, eres homosexual?). This questionnaire is a list of questions, gathered in each of the Ten Commandments, to help the sinners to recognise their sins; for example, the title of this pòst is one of the questions.
Let's glance the questions. Before to begin, two warnings: 1) I want to make clear that it was written just a few weeks ago, in December 2013, not in 1013 or 513, because one can hesitate when read some of the questions; 2) I've placed this post in the Category Jokes because it's hilarious, but don't get wrong, it's absolutely real, you can look at the link above.
Users of Twitter know that this social network uses to directly recommend accounts to follow. It seems that Twitter reviews the list of accounts we are following, build a profile of us, and then look for similar accounts that we might like to follow, sending their suggestions with these similar accounts.
This might be considered an invasion of privacy, but anyway this isn't the matter that I wanted to talk about in this post. The matter is that their suggestions are horribly made, at least in this case.
Two days later, I'm starting to think that the world didn't end on Friday, as the Viking prophecy said. It's dissapointing to check how these prophecies fail again and again. Where are that great prophets of the ancient times? They went away and never will return.
Anyway, I'll look for the good side of things: as the world didn't end, I can publish the second part of the Erotic Photo Show. More photos of erotic art, to lift spirits and other things.
I warned it time ago (Next World's End) but, for those forgetful people who have forgotten this important event, I repeat it: tomorrow, 14 February 2014, the world will end. Yes, again, and yes, it's a pity.
On 10 December 2013, Barack Obama, as many other heads of state and government, attended the Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Obama did an emotional speech praising Madiba, comparing him with Gandhi and Lincoln, and beautifully speaking about freedom, peace, equality, justice...