Archive for the 'Literature' Category

09
Oct
10

Bible Illuminated: The Book

Cool book!

This book is really interesting. Yes it’s the bible, but a revised version in a modern take. It’s the new testament written as the original. The text is the same. But the difference between the old bible and this new edition is that this book has parts of the text illuminated and some pretty stunning photography linked to those illuminated parts, in order to apply the words of the bible to modern day society.

I do not believe in god.

However, I believe it is naive to dismiss the bible on the sole purpose of not believing in god. The bible contains a lot of wisdom which, looked upon critically does not really relate to god himself. Therefore I found this book very interesting and surely a topic to discuss at the coffee table back home.

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09
Jun
10

Columbine

It’s not often I feel the urge to recommend books. It’s not that I don’t read books, its just that they are usually quite time consuming and you don’t read that many books in a year as you watch movies, listen to music etc, so the selection is kind of narrow.

But here is one that I gladly recommend anyone to read.

Columbine by Dave Cullen [2009].

On April 20th, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left an indelible stamp on the American psyche.Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave “a lasting impression on the world.”. The drove to school, planted two huge bombs in the dining area, then positioned themselves outside the main entrance to pick off fleeing teachers and students. The bombs failed, but the ensuing massacre defined a new branch of school violence – one that has started to cross the Atlantic.

Now, in a riveting piece of journalism in the tradition of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, nearly ten years in the making, comes the story none of us knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen has delivered a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. Cullen lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris, and the timid, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who had been to the prom just three days earlier and wrote obsessively about love in his journal.

A close-up portrait of hatred, a community rendered helpless, and the police blunders and cover-ups, it is a compelling and utterly human portrait of two killers—an unforgettable cautionary tale for our times.

26
Mar
10

Zeitgeist

The movie is not entirely new. Zeitgeist The Movie came out in 2007 and Zeitgeist Addendum came out in 2008. But to me its new, and thats why I want to spread this information with as many as possible. This is a movie that everyone who inhabits planet earth should know about.

It raises questions about our entire society. It questions the monetary system in a very interesting way.

Did you know we have natural resources that fill our need of energy for an eternal period of time? Eternal.

Did you know that airplanes are unnecessary? The knowledge and resources of building trains that exceeds speed of 4000 miles per hour (like 2 hours between LA and NY) is already available.

Did you know that if 3 states in U.S. focused on wind power stations, it would be enough to cover the entire nations need for energy? And do you know why president Obama omits to change that?

Do you want to know the secret about why and how U.S. invaded financially weak countries like Guetamala, Panama, Ecuador and Iraq?

If any of this is of the slightest interest to you, go to www.zeitgeistmovie.com and order your DVD for 7,50 USD shipped in U.S. or 8,50 shipped worldwide. Or go and download the movie at a preferred torrentsite. I know the creators don’t mind!