Saturday, December 27, 2014


In the interests of fairness and balance, I post the following excerpt from an 'Atlas of Giving' report carried by Huffington Post

american giving

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Peshawar–in sympathy


Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

the fate of humankind

"Ideals are not the folly of youth, they are the engine of progress for all mankind. Ideals that speak of peace, compassion, lovingness - they are 'owned' by new generations.

If we, we adults, are unwilling to help, then at least we owe it to our species to stand out of the way and not obstruct. for progress does not look backwards nor does it seek a comfortable seat on which to rest."  gg.

The magnificent and merciful face of Islam


That all who claim this beautiful religion could follow the lead and heart of this child would be a world transformation that would honour the Prophet.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Inconsequence of Ego

inconsequence parchment-00

click on the image for a larger copy…then click on the new image for a very large copy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



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pieces of non peaceful information

terrorist deaths 2013

The Global Terrorism Index recorded almost 18,000 deaths last year, a jump of about 60% over the previous year. Four groups were responsible for most of them: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria; Boko Haram in Nigeria; the Taliban in Afghanistan; and al-Qaida in various parts of the world.(Guardian)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Compassion has NO borders

ph thank you

We remember. I remember visiting a bustling town in the 90's. A town that was no more after the typhoon

hit on 8 November last year.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The traditional Tyrant

When tradition is the servant of humanity, it is noble and honourable.

When it seeks to be the Master of humanity, it is a merciless tyrant.

It matters not the religion!

catholic synod stagnant


Friday, September 19, 2014


sufi search

"… I searched for my real self

and found only God.

And I knew it was God

for there was a waterfall and river of

unconditional loving"  gg

Sunday, September 07, 2014

old clothes

"…your assumptions and pieties are evil’s best opportunity, and your conventional wisdom is what’s most likely to condemn victims to their fate".

Ross Douthat, NYT   via

By any measure, be it 'old wisdoms' or 'new enlightenment', if we lack compassion and unconditional love we lack morality, spirituaiity and cannot reasonably claim any justifications in so-called religious beliefs. I say 'so-called' because if life has taught me anything, it has taught me that most people will find in any religion that which best suits their own purpose and desires.

Hiding behind old writings and teachings is no substitute for living in the light of unconditional lovingness.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

nail on the head

belief experience

…and if anyone tells you you can't have your own unique experiences, you tell them they must believe in a very little god!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

creating life

what we give

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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
-- Strength to Love (1963) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

…always the children suffer MH17



In the 'fog of war' many mistakes happen. It seems clear that in the enthusiasm for 'killing the enemy' a mistake was made and a civil airliner with 298 people on board was hit by a sophisticated ground to air missile.

MH17 UN 80

Bodies rained from the sky, some naked, some with limbs torn away, over a 9 mile long pathway.

Some will say 'a mistake was made'

I say, THE MISTAKE IS WAR ITSELF for always – and in all ways – it is the children who suffer.

Not simply those murdered either. In the compound of an orphanage filled with children, naked bodies landed from this tragedy.

When will we ever learn to be as enthusiastic about loving and caring for each other, tolerating and celebrating our differences, as some are about war.

This item in tearful remembrance of all those lives so tragically stolen from us in this horrendous event.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Children and the Catholic Church?



These dead children were even denied a christian burial.

Scandalous.Utterly scandalous. Despicable in the extreme.

Full story here via BBC