Guilt & shame, Washer & Bolkestein

Read two very interesting blog posts today from different sources. One is from Jan den Ouden about ‘Washerism‘, the other one from Daniel de Wolf on politician Bolkestein (both in Dutch – use Google Translate for a Dutchistic English version) Daniel comments on Bolkesteins’ remarks concerning Christianity, which he (Bolkestein) calls a religion of guilt. He states: ‘Selfcriticism, selfrelativism and guilt are inherent to Christianity. … Lees verder Guilt & shame, Washer & Bolkestein

Avatar 3D

Ik heb helemaal niets met Science Fiction. Andere planeten, mensachtige wezens met staarten en lange oren, veel metaal, ingewikkeld uitziende apparaten en zelf verzonnen woorden – ik vind het allemaal nogal kinderachtig, als ik eerlijk ben. Toch ontkwam ik er niet aan: Avatar 3D, het spektakelstuk van deze kerstvakantie. We hebben ‘m gezien in Tuschinski zaal 1, eerste rij. En ik moet zeggen: het is … Lees verder Avatar 3D

Newyear’s tradition

We spent the afternoon in Nature Reserve Oostvaardersplassen, between Almere and Lelystad. It is a fairly large and very beautiful area, with lots of wildlife. Over the many visits we’ve spotted red stags, konikhorses, foxes, oxes, predators and many different bird species. There is even an eagle’s nest, but we have not seen them yet. Today was exceptionally beautiful because of the snow and ice. … Lees verder Newyear’s tradition