Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

An Old Jewish Man

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out. She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.

She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

“Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN. What’s your name?

“Morris Feinberg,” he replied.

“Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?” 

“For about 60 years.”

“60 years! That’s amazing! What do you pray for?”
 
“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims.”

“I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop.”

“I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.”

“How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”

“Like I’m talking to a f*cking brick wall.”

December 9, 2010 Posted by | Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Palestinian Representative’s Speech at the UN

This chap has real style.

‘Before beginning my talk I want to tell you a story about Moses. When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’

 He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.
When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
An Israeli had stolen them.’

 The Israeli representative jumped up furiously and shouted, ‘What are you talking about? There were no Israelis there then!’

 The Palestinian representative smiled and said:
‘And now that we have made that quite clear, I will begin my speech.’

July 2, 2010 Posted by | Servants, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Star in the East

A little over 2,000 years ago a lone star in the Eastern sky guided rich and poor to the birth of an infant who would later bring the hope of forgiveness and salvation to a waiting world.

The star of hope later became a symbol that divided and segregated the world; its yellow colour brought together rich and poor, young and old, men, women and children until it turned red and later charred with the blood and fire as a madman strove for the extermination of a nation.

Out of the ashes of the Holocaust rose another star, another symbol of hope, of a new beginning. The blue and white star that proudly and defiantly shone over the new Israel soon became tarnished and blooded as another nation was burned and destroyed in their quest for survival. Another nation disposed and banished becoming a new Diaspora whilst the world again looks on in apathy and impotence.

Christmas 2008 in Gaza saw that blue and white symbol fluttering over the corpses of 1,400 Palestinians in Israel’s quest, not unlike another nation to exterminate a people. Again the world sat back and although mouthed a few platitudes imposed no sanctions and offered no redress. The star that once offered hope of salvation and a new beginning has now become a symbol of death and apathy.

January 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment