Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How you can tell that you are in an Arab country

'When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner — you know that you are in an Arab country.

'When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity — do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country.

'When religion has control over science — you can be sure that you are in an Arab country.

'When clerics are referred to as “scholars” — don’t be astonished, you are in an Arab country.

'When you see the ruler transformed into a demigod who never dies or relinquishes his power, and nobody is permitted to criticize — do not be too upset, you are in an Arab country.

'When you find that the large majority of people oppose freedom and find joy in slavery — do not be too distressed, you are in an Arab country.

'When you hear the clerics saying that democracy is heresy, but seizing every opportunity provided by democracy to grab high positions — do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country. ...

'When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less — do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country. ...

'When land is more important than human beings — you are in an Arab country. ...

It is not surprising that if you replace Arab with Christian many of these still ring true

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bruno and his train table

Bruno has a new train table. Thank you Katie for lending him your trains. He loves them.