Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dilemmas


You know there's this constant battle between Cornwall and Devon as regards whether the jam or the cream goes on a scone first as part of a traditional cream tea. Well, we have an added dilemma here in South Gloucestershire - whether the rasher of Gloucester Old Spot bacon goes on top of the cream and jam, or under it.

Thought of a new game - Charity Shop Dilemma - you take a photo of a charity shop junk shelf and your mates have to choose something they'd buy from the items on display. They can't say nothing - something has to be chosen.



What old tat you be forced to buy? Click to enlarge.

Catholics in the Philippines are also in a dilemma with the utterances of President Duerte. Asking "Who is this stupid God?", Mr Duterte criticised the Biblical story of creation and Adam and Eve being thrown out of the Garden of Eden after they ate the "forbidden fruit". "You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work," he said. He also slammed the concept of original sin, whereby all humans are tainted by Adam and Eve's wrongdoing - saying: "You weren't born yet, but now you have original sin. What kind of religion is that? I can't accept it." Local Catholic bishop

Arturo Bastes responded by calling the president a "madman" and urging people to pray for his "blasphemous utterances and dictatorial tendencies" to end.

Here's the dilemma - who is the madman - the bloke who quite reasonably criticises a myth, or the bishop who believes wholeheartedly that the myth was an actual event and that prayers to a sky god will shut Duerte up.


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