This is a slideshow associated with a podcast. And with English subtitles. Go to the podcast. It is referring to quite a number of blogposts and some podcasts I made before. Here are the links to those: More about my atheism. My ‘Rembrandt as St. Paul features as the home button on this site. More… Continue reading Painting Tributes
The letter to the Hebrews This so called ‘Bible-reading’ is a little bit different from the first two. Those were aboout the very first book -Genesis- too, but in the letter to the Hebrews that can be found in the New Testament there is a very interesting ‘explanation’ of that tiny passage in the Old… Continue reading Kaïn and Abel, the Hebrews and the demigods
The first video here that also serves as a basis for a podcast: a podcast in Dutch from an English subtitled video. It deals with the similarities, the relationships and the differences among those Abrahamic Religions. The reason to make this video and podcast NOW is of course October 7, 2023: the terrorist attack on… Continue reading Sharing their god or their hatred?
To me this is an absolutely iconic scene. It is based on a photo made in India in 2002. You had to combine that photo of US marines raising the American flag on that decisive moment in WW II in the battle of Iwo Jima with that photo featuring ‘Napalm girl’ Phan Thi Kim Phuc… Continue reading That iconic serviceman in India 2002
Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day that reminds of one of the most horrible episodes of recent human history and to one of the most beautiful aspects of Jewish culture: commemorating every individual. The reason for making this video is twofold. Last Christmas, literally on Christmas Day, I wrote what I thought was a… Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day & the Concept of Chosenness
For decades now, Islam is growing stronger in Turkey. ‘European’ judicial activism contributed to this. Necmettin Erbakan (1926–2011), founder of Millî Görüş , former prime minister and mentor to Erdowahn, was one of the main forces behind the re-Islamization of Turkey. In 2006 a group of judges from the European Court of Human Rights –… Continue reading Elephants in courtrooms–IV; The case Erbakan vs Turkey