Saturday, February 17, 2007

Faith in Meg and Frum

The birth of Kim Jong-Il - he was 65 yesterday - was marked by the appearance of a double rainbow and a new star. He shot eleven holes in one the first time he played golf. The number 11 gives this credibility. A concocted government claim would surely be that he shot eighteen. On the Pacific island of Tanna the John Frum cargo cult is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. The cult's faith centres on the arrival of American soldiers during World War II. These benefactors, it is believed, will return. The name John Frum is thought to have arisen because so many of the GIs introduced themselves by saying, 'I'm John from America.' Meanwhile, Islamists in Pakistan are convinced that a polio immunisation campaign is an American plot to sterilise Muslims. And, finally, here in Britain, Mystic Meg tells me that the new moon awakens in me ambitions concerning something I currently do just for the love of it and a relationship will move into calmer but sexier times. As George Michael sang in his savage critique of Richard Dawkins, 'I gotta have faith.'

12 comments:

  1. Presumably, it was crazy golf.

    I would guess that "calmer" and "sexier" are two words that rarely show up in the same sentence.

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  2. Skeptical of Mystic MegFebruary 18, 2007 12:27 am

    In my experience, "calmer" and "sexier" are two words that don't usually go together. "Calm" and "content," maybe.....

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  3. Au contraire, the calmer the better with sex.

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  4. I don't know, Bryan. I'm not sure that passion and calmness go together too well. Maybe focussed is more like it. Yes, focussed. And I suppose a certain degree of calmness is required if one is to stay focussed. Focus, Grasshopper.

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  5. I suppose this could be true for men who might, ahem, run the race too fast if they're not "calmer." Don't think it's true for women though -- the more passion and the less calm, the better!

    Neil, I know you at least agree with me....When I want calm, I make a cup of tea and watch the birds flit around the bird feeder.

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  6. Indeed, Susan. Yes. Yes (one more would be obscene). I tend to lose my cool a bit when sex is on the cards. I don't become a raving lunatic, but things can get a bit disorganised, shall we say. I'm calm afterwards. And a nice cup of tea, a spot of knitting, or perhaps a crossword by the open fire is just the ticket.

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