Be still, and know that I am God!

Whilst I am not ‘religious’ in any sense of the word, despite years of adherence to a particular faith; as I ‘saw the light’ quite a number of years ago; I accept that religion, and an accompanying belief in one sort of Supreme Being or another gives solace and meaning to billions upon this planet. When we married, we stood before an altar, and made a vow; and that vow, despite leaving the church, still means everything to me!

Everyone else has just as much right to adhere to one form or another, although some of the rituals and beliefs are, to a rational mind; just a tad absurd: but hey, who is authoritative enough to state categorically that Mohammed did not fly from the Dome of the Rock towards heaven on the back of a flying horse: or that Jesus was in actual fact not born of a Virgin; or that when the Eucharist is taken during a service, this is not the very essence of the Son of God; or that Siddhārtha Gautama was not a Deity?


When you look upon the Universe, and behold its wonders; could it be that all this was achieved by the Hand of God; and of what shape was that Hand?


all the FakeNews that ‘fits’

Everybody remembers the ‘shock’ as well as ‘the horror’ experienced when Prez. Trump reaffirmed that citizens of certain (but definitely not all) Muslim-majority nations were subject to a ninety-day freeze on migration to the USA; and everyone remembers as well the disgust spouted from the very hilltops about the dire consequences of the ban.

Included in the early Fox news headlines was one featuring Mike Hager, who had flown to Iraq to be with his ailing mother to visit family. He claimed that, whilst he was cleared to board aircraft homewards-bound, his mother was refused passage due to the ban, and died as a direct result of the turmoil imposed by #TrumpTravelBan.

Strange to relate that his mosque’s Imam later confirmed that Hager’s mom had actually died five days earlier, a neighbouring mosque in Detroit held a prayer service in her honour, and he couldn’t understand why Hager had lied to the press.

It was a cheer coach who contacted FOX 2 Detriot about his mom’s death. FOX 2 was able to obtain a Facebook post from his account last month that memorialises his mother on January 22. The post has since been deleted.

It’s unknown why he would lie about when it occurred. When we tried talking to him at his home and business, he was nowhere to be found.

Earlier when confronted via text about his lie, Mike wrote “Since I lost my mom I’ve been on heavy medication – I can’t even sleep. I did not make anything up.”

Fox, one of the few news media which gets the idea that if they publish or publicise something which they later find to be untrue, publishes a retraction. Lets see how many others, which heavily featured the #TrumpTravelBan dead mom, feature the retraction in the same manner!