Friday, December 10, 2010

Art or a Trainsmash

One of the Artworks recently put up on Campus is this one from Willie Bester that went up opposite our office building...

An African Don Quixote maybe?

Some of the detail is amazing!

This Campus artwork project also includes some wood carvings that have function built into the form in the way of seats... will take some pics of them as well soon.
Oh... do I think it is Art? very much so, it makes me want to tackle the scrapheap with my welder and grinder...
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." Michelangelo.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

We are not stupid sheep

One of the most common statements in the Christian vs Aethiest argument is that Christians follow a Bronze Age faith believed by goat herders, very derogatory and of course totally untrue when one sees the lists of scientists that believe in Jesus and his Gospel. I should know... I am involved with one!.
Lists that show this is a fallacy can be found all over the Internet such as the following;
Famous Scientists Who Believed in God

List of Christian thinkers in science

So to denigrate and stereotype us Christians as stupid sheep is an insult but at the same time a compliment as we follow the Greatest Shepherd of all time!
"In comparing religious belief to science, I try to remember that science is belief also." ~Robert Brault

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Junk Science

Seems as if NASA blew it again... so much for alien life forms.
When I read about their "discovery" I had a small smidgen of doubt, mainly because I know that South African gold mines use a arsenic tolerant bug developed by the Microbiology Dept of Stellenbosh University under Prof.
Douglas E. Rawlings, this bug has been un use for many years in fact in the gold extraction process. Australia also developed similar technology. Something did not ring true... I suppose the NASA team never used Google...
I have a feeling NASA was using this to garner favor for more funding.
This is not the only junk science NASA has had a part of... the AGW scandal has used false data from faulty satellites to try an prop up their failing cause among others.
A real shame that an organization that managed to put a footprint on the moon is now stooping to cheap sensationalism to stay afloat. Just like the Global Warming Fanatics...
In fact organisms that thrive on Arsenic are more commonplace than we think. Life has a way of finding the strangest places to thrive in it seems.
"Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool." Richard Feynman

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Does it count...

being a confessing, practicing follower of Jesus?
So often Christians will hide their lamp under the bushel in fear of ridicule and persecution in the workplace when in fact that is where Gos has asked them to be disciples.
I used to be like that until God filled my life and heart with the realization of his love and that nothing in creation can tear me away from his hands because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. Because of this I cannot keep it for myself anymore, I have to tell others and show God's love in my life.
Today I got an e-mail from a co-worker that confirmed that I have not been bold in vain... God lets us get a pat on the back once in a while.

Soms is n mens se lewe vol glasstukke,
Wat baie seer en diep sny,
Maar die Here skraap al die stukkies glas bymekaar
Herrangskik dit en maak die mooiste mosaiek daaruit.
Dis hoekom jy so 'n mooi mens is,
Jy het toegelaat dat GOD jou skep, Elke dag!

Geniet jou dag en dankie dat jy‑so spesiaal is..
Moenie vandag probeer om GOD se hand vas te hou nie...
Laat Hy joune vashou! Hy doen die hou werk,
doen jy net die vertrou werk.

Dankie…vir 2010 sonder jou hulp sou ek dit nooit
gemaak het nie met al sy draaie en grille nie.

Geniet die feestyd.
Ontspan en rus…baie dat ons weer saam 2011 kan aanpak.


For non Afrikaans viewers here is the translation;

Sometimes a person's life is filled with shards of glass,
That cut painfully and deep,
But the Lord scrapes all the shards together,
rearranges them to make a most beautiful mosaic form the glass.

That is why you are a special person,
You let God reshape you, every day!

Enjoy your day and thank you for being so special.
Do not try to hold on to God's hand today...
Let Him hold yours! He does the holding,
you just do the trusting.

Thanks for 2010, without your help we would not have made it through with all the twists and turns during the year
Enjoy the festive time, relax and rest a lot so that we can tackle 2011 together.

So go and be disciples to all you meet, God will hold your hand and be your strength in this world.
"Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self..." –C.S. Lewis