Sunday, January 2, 2011

How the 2010 ended for some? While others welcomed 2011.


Through different eras of handmade goods to mechanical, electronic and digital technology, festivities surrounding December 31 and January 1 are intensifying. Western Christians and converts in their colonies used to have local merriment, but Christian doctrines have unified all societies so people erroneously consider December 31 as devoid of religion. So happily everyone welcomes January 1 as their very own celebration.

While living in homogenous Europe enjoying December 31 celebrations, it never occurred to me to think deeply about St Sylvester’s Day. I must confess I’m part of this brainwash too. But experiencing New Year’s Eve among a billion people whose culture, language, religions are so varied, I thought, let me ponder over it. I apologise for disappointing my friends by becoming the observer not the actor this year, and not hosting the December 31 bash we all enjoy.
“One-world New Year brainwash” By Shombit Sengupta . To Christianity’s credit, their globalisation of New Year is the clear winner.





Jan 01, 2011 03:01 am | Marisol
Meet the new year, same as the old year. "Car bomb hits church in Egypt, 21 killed," by Yasmin Saleh and Marwa Awad for Reuters, January 1 (thanks to Zulu): CAIRO (Reuters) - A car bombing outside a church killed 21 people in Egypt's northern city of Alexandria as more

Dec 31, 2010 05:29 pm | Robert
Thanks a lot, kuffar. "Danish attack plot suspect in previous arrests," by Nina Larson for AFP, December 31 (thanks to David): STOCKHOLM -- One of five men held over a foiled plot to massacre staff at a Danish newspaper had twice been arrested abroad suspected of terror links, the more

Dec 31, 2010 04:47 pm | Roland Shirk
The massive, catastrophic problem that is the presence of tens of millions of Muslims in Europe is finally dawning on the other citizens of that continent. Fitfully and unevenly, they are stirring themselves to find that they have invited a dangerous enemy into their home, who has no intention more

Dec 31, 2010 04:46 pm | Robert
Sharia descends upon what had been a largely secular nation. Isn't it great that Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange made Oklahoma safe for Sharia? "2011 looks grim for progress on women's rights in Iraq," by Shashank Bengali and Sahar Issa for McClatchy Newspapers, December 31: BAGHDAD -- When Iraqi Prime Minister more

Dec 31, 2010 03:31 pm | Robert
Markets were closed and roads deserted: people were staying inside, hoping the wrath of these Islamic supremacists wouldn't fall upon them. "Violence as Pakistan strikes over blasphemy law," by Hasan Mansoor for AFP, December 31 (thanks to Block Ness): KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) - Violence flared Friday as police and more

Dec 31, 2010 03:20 pm | Robert
A letter from David G. Littman, representative to the UN-Geneva for the World Union for Progressive Judaism, to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay: WORLD UNION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM * * * * * THE MARTYRED CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ RENEWED APPEAL (2008, 2009, 2010)... for the New more

Dec 31, 2010 10:54 am | Robert
You just never know Good thing Western officials are relaxing laws banning the wearing of masks in public, eh? The problem here is that the West is anxious to prove its tolerance and multiculturalism, and to change its own laws and practices in order to do so, but there more

Dec 31, 2010 10:13 am | Robert
Maybe Sheikh al-Awda was the source for Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III. In any case, it is disturbing to see this fantastical claim gaining increasing currency, although it isn't really surprising given three well-established tendencies: the inability of Islamic supremacists to acknowledge any responsibility for any wrongdoing, their more

Dec 31, 2010 09:35 am | Robert
Jihadist sentiments among the Iraqi governing authorities? Naaah, couldn't be! More on this story. "Christians Are Casualties of 10 Baghdad Attacks," by John Leland and Omar Al-Jawoshy for the New York Times, December 30 (thanks to Sr. Soph BAGHDAD -- One week after an Islamic extremist group vowed to more

Dec 31, 2010 09:27 am | Robert
Axis of evil. "South American drug gangs funding al-Qaeda terrorists," by Robin Yapp in the Telegraph, December 29 (thanks to Sr. Soph): South American drugs gangs are providing millions of pounds of funding for al-Qaeda terrorists by paying them to ensure the safe passage of cocaine across north Africa more

Dec 31, 2010 09:24 am | Robert
I'll say it again: Syria recently scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but "the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour 'provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the... read more