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Happy Christmas Afternoon ....Bored?

A former member
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Isn't the Credit crunch a biscuit? There's a John Adams docu on C4 at 5.30 this evening...
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Michael G.
mikegruber
Crawley Down, GB
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What does J Adams have to do with the credit crunch?
Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
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Credit Crunch..., Xmas...., Biscuits.., Gravy..., Eeeghh?... Eeeghh?....., tongue

Read the past posts, M

Any more turkey left?? biggrin
Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
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Obamas Christmas Message

Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
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Hawaii’s Oahu island regains power after blackout
Vacationing President-elect Barack Obama
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Associated Press
Saturday, December 27, 2008

WAIMANALO, Hawaii — A day after spending a quiet Christmas evening at their vacation retreat, President-elect Barack Obama and his children watched a dolphin show at an aquatic park and then picked up some shave ice, a local treat.

HONOLULU — Crews gradually restored electrical service across parts of Oahu on Saturday after a power failure blacked out the island’s population of about 900,000 people and thousands of tourists including vacationing President-elect Barack Obama.


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Wilber W.
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Wilber W.
WilberWebb
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Royal Christmas Message 2009
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The Queen's (King's) Christmas Message is a broadcast by Queen Elizabeth II made to the Commonwealth at Christmas. The tradition began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V on the BBC Empire Service.

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The Alternative Christmas Message 2009
Acid attack model Katie Piper shares a Christmas message of hope after disfiguring assault
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Katie follows in the footsteps of Doreen Lawrence, Marge Simpson, Jamie Oliver, Ali G and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when she presents her alternative to the Queen's Speech on Channel 4.

Katie says: "I did the Christmas message partly as a way to thank all the people who contacted me. It's not for me, it's for everyone with a disfigurement. I've just been lucky enough to have a voice."

Two months ago, Katie waived her anonymity to appear in a Channel 4 documentary called Katie: My Beautiful Face. Watched by 3.5 million viewers, it led to her receiving thousands of messages of support. Now through her foundation (www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk) she is campaigning for people with disfigurements - and for the pioneering NHS treatment she got to be available to all burns victims.

Katie Piper's Alternative Christmas Message is on Channel 4 Chriatmas at 3pm. There's another chance to see Katie: My Beautiful Face at 7.45pm on Channel 4

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The Christmas Broadcast, 1957
First Televised


Wilber W.
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Wilber W.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas message to RT readers in support of Occupy!
Dr Rowan Williams writes exclusively for Radio Times about the real meaning of the season
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Christmas tells us two big things. First, what changes things isn’t a formula for getting the right answer but a willingness to stop and let yourself be challenged right to the roots of your being. And second, we can find the courage to let this happen because we are let into the secret that we are in the hands of love, committed, unshakeable love.

I hope that something of that great secret will find its way into your celebrations this year. Happy Christmas!

Dr Rowan Williams
12:00 PM, 21 December 2011

One of the slogans on the posters and banners in front of St Paul's Cathedral has been, "What would Jesus do?" This started life in the US some years ago, with people wearing wrist-bands with "WWJD" on them. It's one of those things that looks wonderfully obvious, a quick way to the right answer.

Well, an archbishop is hardly going to suggest that it isn't a good question to ask! All the same, the idea that it somehow provides a nice short cut to the truth needs a bit of challenging.

Ask questions

For a start, Christians don't believe that Jesus is there just to give us a good example in every possible situation. The Jesus we meet in the Bible is somebody who constantly asks awkward questions (especially questions addressed to religious people, moral people and rich people - all the sorts of people involved at St Paul's...) rather than just giving us a model of perfect behaviour.

Faced with what looks like a simple challenge about whether you pay taxes to the Roman Emperor or not, he famously shrugs it off, saying, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give God what belongs to God."

In other words: don't just imitate me - think. What's the exact point at which paying taxes to the Empire gets in the way of serving God? What's the exact point at which involvement in the "empire" of capitalist economy compromises you fatally?

It may not be easy to answer this straight away, so don't expect to become a hero of conscience overnight. And, just to rub it in, there are other places in the Bible where Jesus prods us to ask ourselves about our motives before we embark on grand gestures. Are we doing this for the sake of the real issue - or for an audience?



Faith

What matters about Jesus isn't that he always tells us simply what to do. What matters is that he is there - claiming the right to probe our motives and stretch our minds. Faith isn't just about his teaching or his good example, but his whole life, his whole being. That whole life expresses a committed love that won't go away whatever we do, and so has the right to ask the awkward questions: the questions posed to us by his birth in poverty and his childhood as a refugee - and the still bigger challenge of his apparent failure and his death.

WWJD? He'd first of all be there: sharing the risks, not just taking sides but steadily changing the entire atmosphere by the questions he asks of everybody involved, rich and poor, capitalist and protester and cleric.

Christmas tells us two big things. First, what changes things isn't a formula for getting the right answer, but a willingness to stop and let yourself be challenged right to the roots of your being. And second, we can find the courage to let this happen because we are let into the secret that we are in the hands of love - committed, unshakeable love.

I hope something of that secret will find its way into your celebrations this year. Happy Christmas!

This is an edited version of an article published in the issue of Radio Times published 7 December 2011



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"One of the slogans on the posters and banners in front of St Paul's Cathedral has been, "What would Jesus do?"

“He would first of all be there: sharing the risks, asking the long and hard questions. Not just taking sides but steadily changing the entire atmosphere by the questions he asks of everybody involved, rich and poor, capitalist and protester and cleric. The Jesus we meet in the Bible is somebody who constantly asks awkward questions rather than just giving us a model of perfect behaviour.”
Wilber W.
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London, GB
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Topic - A Christmas Story
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