The story of Lazarus of Bethany, as I have recently been told, is the climactic story which demonstrates the power of the Jesus as he overcomes man's biggest fear and truest enemy, death. After four days, Lazarus is brought back to life in a demonstration of Jesus' almighty force, like his father before him. The name is a … Continue reading Lazarus
An older and angrier entry, but an interesting point
Very occasionally I abuse my blogging privileges and go on about something non-comic book related that annoys me, and that none of you regular readers will probably give a hoot about. This is one of those times.
So Lady Antebellum’s all around average country pop song “Need You Now” won a bazillion Grammys last night (beating Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, which is ludicrous). They’re all over the news pages today, and I get upset EVERY time I see/hear their name. The word “antebellum” is a very specific term… it refers to the pre-Civil War American South, which was built damn near entirely on the backs of slaves. If you reference ANYTHING as “antebellum”, you bring with said reference the legacy of slavery… the two are inextricably connected.
Now, “antebellum” is a cool sounding word… I can see why someone…
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I think what is interesting about this vote is that now the argument ‘it’s not natural’ is completely out of the window. Has this paved the way for a whole new set of gay or older parents?
BBC: MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move.
The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
In a free vote in the Commons, 382 MPs were in favour and 128 against the technique that stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child…
Since it is the start of the new month, here is a nice little post about the history of the 1st February!
X-RAY TECHNIQUE 'READS' BURNT VESUVIUS SCROLL.
This just goes to show that there’s a history behind so many things!
The story of this pastry item is quite an interesting one, fraught with disagreement. No one really knows for sure its’ origin, but there is a generally agreed upon story. Back in 1683 Austria was under attack from Austrians might be able to outlast. In an attempt to penetrate the cities defenses the Turkish army decided to tunnel underneath the walls in the dead of night so they could ambush the cities army and assure victory in a manner of hours. All would have gone according to their plan if it wasn’t for…..
BAKERS! What the Turkish army didn’t know was that, not only did the Viennese bakers have underground kitchens, they also worked at ungodly hours of the morning to begin baking their breads for the day. As the Turkish army was tunneling through the ground the bakers heard them and rose the alarm. Instead of emerging with the element…
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How fascinating it is that the field of History will forever be changed by future technology. These visual reconstructions of historical figures bring the past to life in a whole new way - it is no longer just about the popular imagination, we are beginning to understand fact at a much greater level. What a … Continue reading If you ever wanted to know what King Tut really looked like, we now have a pretty good idea
Despite being an opponent of the severe dechristianisation mission being carried out across France, Robespierre was at the head of the Cult of the Supreme Bring. This print illustrates the huge, colourful spectacle that was the Festival of the Supreme Being. The cult and festival is said to have been, in part, responsible for the downfall … Continue reading Print of the Festival of the Supreme Being, June 1794
This source is a table demonstrating the number of deaths per region during the French Revolution. Although we can never really know how many people exactly were killed during the Terror including unofficial homicides, these official figures allow us to see an almost accurate estimate of how many people were massacred in Robespierre’s attempt to achieve … Continue reading Official Execution Figures
‘If the mainstream of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the mainspring of popular government in revolution is virtue and terror both: virtue, without which terror is disastrous: terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing but prompt, severe, inflexible justice; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a … Continue reading Robespierre’s Speech to the Convention, 18 Pluviose Year II / 5th February 1794