Archive for March, 2010

A Hate Link… Really?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

A friend of mine recently sent this link to me:

One Brit’s opinion about Radical Islam

I’ve heard of the flack this friend of mine got from some people because she sent this link to a few people. Intrigued I clicked on the link so I could have first hand info on what this guy said. Six minutes of some Brit (Aussie?) giving his opinion on the problems with Islam. And what did I think? … very mild dialogue. People got upset over what this guy said? With what is happening in the world today as a result of a renewed flame of Islamic conservatism this guy’s monologue was tame. Warnings (fact based warnings) need to be shouted from the roof-tops.

I’ve read an English version of the Koran. It has its errors and prejudices (my opinion). The real problem with Islam is not the Koran but with the “hadith” (I hope I spelled that correctly). These are all the sayings attributed to Mohammed. This is where true hatred and prejudice can be found. It alone twists the Koran into an unrecognizable mass. The venom we think is in the Koran is there in the hadith. I have read only small portions of the hadith, enough to know, that they speak a different language. The protections in the Koran (for Jews and Christians) are stripped away in the hadith.

This is nothing new. The extra writings of later writers bring disrepute to the original message. Don’t get me wrong… the Koran has errors in it and should be placed under the blanket of “a different gospel” to be considered “anathema” by bible believing Christians. Yet what the conservative Islamist (radical) believes is not the pure Koran but that hybrid created by others to suit their own ends at the time.

They are a danger and need to be exposed. That is what the fellow in England has done. A rather mild expose at that. Guess those who are complaining are too thin skinned or too PC to see the threat. Of course many Jews in 1930’s Europe couldn’t or wouldn’t believe the warnings that some people made during their time.

In the end I do not believe that it will end well. The radical(?) Islamists will cause more pain and death. Some of the people of those countries will respond (over-respond) and isolate, jail, deport, beat and kill in response. Another Godless right wing will arise and a “kristallnacht” aimed at Muslims and/or Jews will occur. Perhaps into this mix the long awaited Antichrist will step in and bring that false peace we know is coming.

You can’t get any more PC than that!

ps: I believe that all Jews, Christians, Muslims and all others need to be protected from the excesses of radicals from any viewpoint, religious or secular. The free exercise of religion is a hallmark of the west. A person needs to be free to choose who they follow based on knowledge and revelation. Those who would deny this freedom are the true enemy of all faiths and peoples.


Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

So I was flipping through the newspaper looking for something to inspire me. To what end? To find something to sketch. Since I haven’t been physically able to go out for any length of time you find what you can where you can.

So… I was going through my box of art supplies… yep I got a whole box… I came across a book that would help the artist understand the underpinnings of the human form. Much too dark I thought the drawings to be. Yet I have tried a few of them out.

I have been using a pad of newsprint quality paper. Yeah, I know, pretty cheap. And it is so hard to get a sketch to “show” itself. Graphite pencils, no matter how soft, just don’t leave much of an impression. To correct the problem I took out a couple of charcoal pencils. Always afraid to use them because, well, there so black. They look unforgiving. I was surprised at how well it worked on newsprint.

So I tried a few sketches. Late night drawings in the wee hours of the morning. I decided that I would add a sub-index to my drawing page to cover anatomy. This time however I think I will wait until I have a sufficient number before creating the folder.

So what does it look like? Here is an example:

Spooky lookin ain't it?

hmmm… Halloween may be interesting at my place this year.