02 April 2006

Did they say that?

Did they really say that? (Australian Museum, Sales of units, Rorting Child Care) and more..

The National Museum of Australia opened five years ago. John Howard opened it. Some rumours floated in those days that there were secret messages, subversive messages, embeeded in the building. Now it's clear that there were. And they are revealed.
Conceived by architect Howard Raggatt as "one in the eye for John Howard" - as one critic put it - and the taxpayers who footed the $155 million bill for its construction, the chaotic structure on the shores of Canberra's Acton Peninsula featured giant braille symbols pressed into the anodised aluminium cladding.

"Forgive us our genocide" was one of the messages intended as a reproach to John Howard's Government for refusing to apologise for the mistreatment of Aborigines by previous generations.

"Sorry" was written in braille several times as well as "Resurrection city", a reference to a 1968 civil rights protest in Washington DC. Other messages were: "God knows", "She'll be right", "Mate", "Who is my neighbour?", "Time will tell", "Good as gold" and "Love is blind".

Meanwhile in Sydney, earlier this year Ilona Vogel considered selling her Woolloomooloo investment property to a neighbour for $550,000. Good thing she decided not to.
Yesterday the original Bourke Street terrace went to auction - and fetched the Maroubra widow $752,500, smashing the reserve by $157,500.

Of the 193 properties scheduled to go to auction across Sydney yesterday, 108 sold and 24 were withdrawn prior. The 56 per cent clearance rate was slightly down on last week's 61.1 per cent.

In other results, a two-bedroom house in Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills, sold for $570,000 and a four-bedroom house in Georges River Crescent, Oyster Bay, sold for $721,000.

Seems as though rogue child-care operators could be swindling taxpayers out of more than $100 million a year through widespread rorting of the payments system. A snap Federal Government investigation into Australia's 10,000 child-care providers has uncovered significant fraud.

The Sunday Age believes the investigation has uncovered widespread examples of operators falsifying the number of places offered at their child-care centres in order to receive extra child-care benefit payments.

The practice includes presenting family members and other people as children being cared for at the centre.

So what should we believe anymore? Can anyone be trusted to tell us the truth?

I believe there is a safety net under the person and the Words of Y'shua. He's the one we speak about often here. He's the one born in Bethlehem who had a tough go from the beginning, ridiculed, sidelined, marginalized, and scandalized. He was the one who taught in Jerusalem and died on the Roman cross about 2000 years ago. He rose from the dead, that's what Easter is all about, and lives to tell about it.

He's the one who gave the words to others who wrote them in the Newer Testament featuring the stories written by Matthew and Mark and John etc.

And yes, his words are to be trusted. He himself said, "the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken"(John 10.35) and again, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (Mark 13.31) John recorded this passage for us from his talk to the disciples in Passover's seder at the end of his earthly life, "f ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. " (15.7)

Friends, I believe in the words of Jesus. I believe his words are spirit and life and that they are good news for everyone. Have you read what (else) he said? Have you listened to his words?

That's my recommendation and advise today. Hope it helps you. Bob


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

isn't it a cheap and esay way to prove things by quoting the book you intend to use for later purposes? its circular resoning, isnt it?