Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Showboating

Further to my post yesterday, I was even more annoyed today when I read the front page of the stupid paper about how the footy club that had had the stripper in before the game was getting fined.

Although I totally agree it was the wrong thing to do, I'm just a little cynical of them feeling like they have to make a stand now when 90% of the clubs in their league would be going to the rippers at least once during their footy trip.

No fines then... Just getting on board the latest issue of the day. Ridiculous.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Footy players and women.

Being interested in football of most sorts, women and what society regards as morals, has meant that I have been following this whole Matty Johns scenario with a bit of interest.

For overseas readers, basically an ex-NRL player who is in the media a bit over here has just been fired because stories have come out of a group sex scenario he was involved in in his playing days.

At the time it was investigated, no charges were laid by police as it was found all parties were consenting.

Apart from the moral issues, and the fact he had a wife at the time, he didn't do anything legally wrong.

So, it seems rather strange to me that Ch 9 and the NRL-who normally have nothing specific to say in the field of public morals and ethics, have come out and fired him. Particulalry when the NRL's own advisor on the treatment of women has gone on record saying there is nothing legaly wrong with consensual group sex.

It seems a lot of organisations have nothing to say about morals and ethics until an issue comes up and they have to be seen to be making a stand.

But the more ridiculous one was on the front of today's Herald Sun (so no surprise it was trash really) about a local footy club getting in trouble, and all these people looking down on them for getting a stripper into the rooms before a game.

Apart from being stupid from a football POV, I don't understand why all these groups that don't object to the thousands of blokes who go to the strippers every weekend are now having something to say. It's stupid really.

If, as a society we let these things happen every day, why do we feel the need to moralise at certain times?

It's the same with Matty Johns, I've never heard Ch 9 object to consensual group sex, and in fact show their fair share of sex during programs, but now are just show-boating. If you want to make a strong moral stand on something, you need to do it all the time, not just when it suits you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

An Atheist in the Woods

AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS

An atheist was walking through the woods.

'What majestic trees!
'What powerful rivers!
'What beautiful animals!
He said to himself.


As he was walking alongside the river,he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him..

He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer.

He tripped & fell on the ground.

He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.

At that instant the Atheist cried out,
'Oh my God!'

Time Stopped.
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.


As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

'You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident.


Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?

Am I to count you as a believer?'

The atheist looked directly into the light, 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?'


'Very well,' said the voice.


The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:


'Lord bless this food to my body, and me unto your service. Amen.'