Archive for Religion

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”–A. de Mello

Posted in Religion with tags , , , on 04/08/2009 by Archiminister

This is a topic that has, truly, fascinated me for years and one that I have spent much time, enjoyable and enlightening research on. Over the years, I have had a plethora of people appear at my door trying to convert me to one type of belief or another. The beliefs that people have tried to indoctrinate me with, have ranged from mildly amusing to inane and/or absurd. The one thing they have in common is that all of the proposed holders of these “truths” really, really, want to impart it, onto others—although, they call it, “sharing”.  Continue reading

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” — St. Augustine

Posted in Archiabsurd with tags , , , , , , on 28/05/2009 by Archiminister

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We are in the deepest recession since The Great Depression. We are all aware that some employers are using this to their advantage by trying to obtain labor for far-below the previous market value–which will be another discussion for another day–but now, according to recent and stomach-turning reports that I have heard from a former colleauge, regarding: A couple of local employers that are actually calling prospective employees and asking them not-so-much about their Architectural prowess but about their religious preferences! Continue reading