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1711405/20141127a) November 26, 2014

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–:– GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Istijlal, 5th Qawl, 171 BE
Majesty, Light of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Khamis, 4th Safar, 1436 AH
Fifth Day of the week, of The Second Month
Thursday, 27th November 2014 AD

–:–. Stats:-

Total 0.

1711404/20141126a) The Day of the Covenant between Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and with the Guardian and the Universal House of Justice. November 25, 2014

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15:-56 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
‘Idal, 4th Qawl, 171 BE
Justice, Grandeur of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Arba’aa’, 3rd Safar, 1436 AH
Fourth Day of the week, of The Second Month
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 AD

23:07. Stats:-

United States 11, Spain 3, Norway 3, Italy 1, , Total 18.

21:31.Dreamt just now about being on the receiving end of what Mr Cameron declared some months ago was a widespread “moral collapse” in Britain, as my father often used to say “if you treat people like animals, they will behave like animals” such as in Ferguson, Missouri, the United States, perhaps. As Shoghi Effendi said, that the flame of materialism will devour the cities. When people feel like animals, having been deprived so long of the Message from God from His latest Messenger, Baha’u’llah, (1817-1892), and they have no idea where to go to find His Teachings, then all they have is their instinct for material survival, at any cost, the cost being the human rights of their fellow-citizens, the safety and security of their neighbours, the sanctity of the privacy, the property and the dignity of any human being who possesses what they want, to perpetuate their morality lacking, spirituality lacking, God-less existences. Access to other peoples’ property is theirs, access to other peoples’ money is theirs, other peoples’ food is theirs, by right of the survival of the fittest, by right of the law of the jungle, by right of any human being who is motivated by their own selfish, materialistic needs and wants. As Baha’u’llah put it, “such shall be the plight of humanity that to reveal it now would not be meet and seemly”. But to reveal it all in the full disgusting, appalling abomination is getting nearer. And all for want of being told in time that Baha’u’llah has come to the world. To those responsible for denying access of the people to the Baha’i Faith, “Taste ye what your hands have wrought”, soon you will “behold the confusion of the tribes of the defeated”.

 

1711403/20141125a) Mean Green Machine. November 25, 2014

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20:13, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Fidal, 3rd Qawl, 171 BE
Grace, Beauty of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Ath-Thalaathaa’, 2nd Safar, 1436 AH
Third Day of the week, of The Second Month
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 4, Pakistan 2, United Kingdom 1, Total 7.

20:16. Its easy to cause me to see red and turn green, like The Hulk, or Mr Hyde. Just deprive me of my coping mechanisms, Star Trek repeats on CBS, access to The Net, cause me pain by giving me a weird infection that makes me tired, stressed and tetchy, make me face up to the pathetic reality of my miserable existence, and bingo, I am ANGRY and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. And THAT Pete is totally unable to experience the existence or relevance of God. You have been warned, SO many times.

20:22. “Fear ye the sagacity of the faithful Qur’an”? Yes, and fear ye even more the fearsome vengeance and retribution of the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of the Judgement Day, the God of the Last Day,the Day of the Advent of Divine Justice, the Great Announcement Himself, Baha’u’llah, and if you disbelieve in the Return of the Imam Husayn, or the descent of Ruhullah, the Spirit of God, the Christ, in the Glory of the Father, in the Baha of Allah, then “taste ye what your hands have wrought”! And behold in your God-forsaken communities the fulfilment of the verse, “Behold ye the confusion that hath befallen the tribes of the defeated” Fear ye the Qur’an? Yes, and fear ye The Bayan, and fear ye Baha’u’llah’s “Kitab-i-Aqdas”, the MOST Holy Book, written in 1873 in Akka, “Blessed is the visitor to Akka, and blessed is he who visits the visitor to Akka” (an authentic hadith of the Prophet of God, Muhammad, PBUH).

1711402/20141124a) A Lad wrapped up in a Nerd, like a Mystery wrapped up in an Enigma. November 23, 2014

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00:01, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Kamal, 2nd Qawl, 171 BE
Perfection, Glory of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Ithnayn, 1st Safar, 1436 AH
Second Day of the week, of The Second Month
Monday, 24th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 10, United Kingdom 5, Total 15.

14:30. I am complicated, says an informed expert. I am a method actor, living the roles, says 1. I am perhaps a “lad” method acting the role of a nerd, like Marshal Josef Stalin, according to an informed expert, “a mystery wrapped up in an enigma”. Intent on “breaking the mold”, intent on “letting the side down”, intent on being a rogue whilst playing the compliant, servile, obedient, well-behaved sheep, intent on being fully human, whilst giving the appearance of conformity, just to keep the bastards off my back, whilst obfuscating the truth with a patina of “nerdist tendencies”, a veritable theological trainspotter. And what of the mirror image, a nerdette, method acting the role of a ladette. Was there ever such a perfect complementarity, such a perfect juxtaposition of reciprocal coping mechanisms? Was there ever such a match made in heaven? But I am biased, and ever likely to remain so.

1711401/20141123a) Not “all washed up” but “all washed clean”. November 22, 2014

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05:38, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jamal, 1st Qawl, 171 BE
Beauty, Splendour of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Yaum Al-Ahad, 30th Muharram, 1436 AH
First Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Sunday, 23rd November 2014 AD

22:51. Stats:-

United States 4, United Kingdom 1, Total 5.

05:45. I just dreamt that one day my best friend was taunting and mocking me that that special person was coming back to live in Oxford, but that she still wanted nothing to do with me. That evening after the Sun had set, a flood arose which created a deep raging torrent, streaming through the main streets, perhaps 5 feet deep. In consultation with a few strangers, other townsfolk nearby, I decided to throw myself into the torrent and swim as best I could. Later that night, all my stuff, my lifetime of accumulated garbage, was piled up on a sea front, and during the night a heavy sea rose and washed it all away, and there was nothing left afterwards. And although there was just a slight twinge of feeling “gutted”, it quickly passed, and I felt completely liberated, which was nice.

15:19. “Wanting nothing to do with someone” could mean something opposite to its obvious meaning, just like “Pigs might fly!”

15:20. I later dreamt that I got something stuck in my teeth, a piece of thread. I pulled it, and it was VERY long. When I’d pulled it all out completely it tuned out to be a very thin tapeworm and it was still alive. Then it became an Ophidian as in ST:TNG “Time’s Arrow” Parts 1 and 2, with a head like the “Loch Ness Monster” in “Stingray”, though much smaller, its head being perhaps 2 inches wide,. I was in the process of somehow killing it, and trying to stuff it into a glass jar too small for it, when I woke up.

15:21. Perhaps these dreams are symptomatic of the effect of asking for the veils to be burnt away, and for a fountain of living waters, every morning. Well, more mornings than before.

15:22.  ” I am complicated, says an informed expert. I am a method actor, living the roles, says 1. I am perhaps a “lad” method acting the role of a nerd, like Marshal Josef Stalin, according to an informed expert, “a mystery wrapped up in an enigma”. Intent on “breaking the mold”, intent on “letting the side down”, intent on being a rogue whilst playing the compliant, servile, obedient, well-behaved sheep, intent on being fully human, whilst giving the appearance of conformity, just to keep the bastards off my back, whilst obfuscating the truth with a patina of “nerdist tendencies”, a veritable theological trainspotter. And what of the mirror image, a nerdette, method acting the role of a ladette. Was there ever such a perfect complementarity, such a perfect juxtaposition of reciprocal coping mechanisms? Was there ever such a match made in heaven? But I am biased, and ever likely to remain so.”

15:30. One thing I like about dreams, is that if the dream seems negative or unpalatable, you can reject it, and swim against the tide, and choose a different path. I’ve done this in the past, and made decisions, based on this method, to avoid being prompted to move back to Banbury, or to stay in Kidlington, based on whether a dream seemed an invitation to paradise or a warning nightmare of hell.

19:41. http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/tomorrows-worlds-the-unearthly-histo…

My conclusion at the end of this, was that just as I have been labelled a theological “trainspotter”, I am also a sanctimonious, high-minded, over-intellectual, science-fiction nerd, but I’m NOT the only one!

21:48.I’m hoping for dreams that back up my wishes tonight, since I am not receptive to alternate wishes, and am not looking forward to the magnificent emotional desolation of either choosing emptiness or choosing an alternative.Of course, emptiness or an alternative might the only games in town, in which I have no choice but to opt for emptiness, since choosing an alternative would be a lie.

 

22:22. I’m hoping for dreams that back up my wishes tonight, since I am not receptive to alternate wishes, and am not looking forward to the magnificent emotional desolation of either choosing emptiness or choosing an alternative.Of course, emptiness or an alternative might the only games in town, in which I have no choice but to opt for emptiness, since choosing an alternative would be a lie.

 

 

 

 

1711319/20141122a) Marxist-Leninist? No, Nerdist-Laddist! November 21, 2014

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09:15, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jalal, 19th Qudrat, 171 BE
Glory, Loftiness of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
As-Sabt, 29th Muharram, 1436 AH
Seventh Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Saturday, 22nd November 2014 AD

22:58. Stats:-

United States 7, Total 7.

14:27. Concerning the title, I refer the honourable member to the post for the 24th November, which I will type in a few moment’s time.

1711318/20141121a) Weird and Wonderful. November 20, 2014

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08:00, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Istiqlal, 18th Qudrat, 171 BE
Independence, Dominion of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Jumu’ah, 28th Muharram, 1436 AH
Gathering Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Friday, 21st November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 7, United Kingdom 1, ,Total 8.

19:50. It seems to me that life is like war, or like being a detective. Whereas it is billed as non-stop excitement, it is in reality, mostly, just waiting around for something to happen for days on end, or trawling through mountains of paperwork, most of it a complete waste of time, and the very acme of tedium and boredom. And life, rather than being full of excitement, is mostly about the completely mundane, such as buying food, and just keeping someone company, when there is NOTHING to talk about.  And that’s it, nothing more. The preoccupation I have had for years for the weird and wonderful is finally burning itself out, and suddenly everything is mundane and there’s nothing new under the Sun. “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that”.

1711317/20141120a) November 19, 2014

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16:59, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Istijlal, 17th Qudrat, 171 BE
Justice, Sovereignty of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Khamis, 27th Muharram, 1436 AH
Fifth Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Thursday, 20th November 2014 AD

22:34. Stats:-

United States 13, United Kingdom 12, Total 25.

23:00. To quote the Queen, and take “the long view”, what if the United States, notwithstanding the fact that it is the most politicly corrupt nation globally, nevertheless has the capacity to “re-invent itself”? What if, the current shenanigans of “Full Spectrum Dominance” and globally tyranny, WILL actually change into something a bit more accommodating, that is, leading the world in the right direction towards 1) the oneness of mankind, 2) world peace and 3) a world federal government, which the people of the world ARE confident will deliver social justice to all, instead of the 1% elite. IF the destiny of the United States IS to do this for mankind, in the long run, then all this temporary military jingoism is just a fad, a fetish, that with time will fade away and give way to something a bit more principled. But if the United States is destined to fulfil such a high destiny, what of other nations? Are we to befall certain other nations falling under the illusion of grand dreams and promises and then disappoint, as in the case of Nazi Germany? If something good appears to be happening in a country, can we be confident, that it will live up to its own rhetoric? Nazi Germany had a dream that turned into the worst nightmare. Can we trust other dreams to stay pure? We must all be careful not to place our hope in factors that might turn out to be only too fallibly human. And ultimately, the only sure-fire source of vision is God, and THAT can be only too easily misunderstood. Does that make sense?

1711316/20141119a) November 19, 2014

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00:17 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
‘Idal, 16th Qudrat, 171 BE
Justice, Honour of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Arba’aa’, 26th Muharram, 1436 AH
Fourth Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Wednesday, 19th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 25, Germany 1, Total 26.

1711315/20141118a) November 17, 2014

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00:10 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Fidal, 15th Qudrat, 171 BE
Grace, Questions of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Ath-Thalaathaa’, 25th Muharram, 1436 AH
Third Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Tuesday, 18th November 2014 AD
 

23:59. Stats:-

United Kingdom 8, United States 2, Israel 1, India 1, Spain 1, Total 13.

17:28. So, who is on the right side of history, in this world-engulfing contest? Maybe BOTH sides are wrong. “……The multiplication, the diversity and the increasing destructive power of armaments to which both sides, in this world contest, caught in a whirlpool of fear, suspicion and hatred, are rapidly contributing;……” (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 125).

Also, I am beginning to realise that there is a disjointedness in my attitude to the Holy Land. Someone told me that in the future, the whole world would abandon support for the State of Israel, due to its behaviour towards others, but that in time, the behaviour of its enemies would be worse, and the whole world would switch to support of Israel. Same goes for the US and UK, so maybe there is a mystery that only a few as yet understand, and those few are ahead of the game. IF those few are right, and my perception of social injustice is WRONG “in the long term”, then maybe the attitude of countries such as Russia towards Israel is short-sighted and will be proved wrong in time, and the attitude of countries such as the US and the UK proved right. Obviously the behaviour of Israel, apparently puts Israel “on the wrong side of history”, but maybe this is a temporary situation, the opposite of which will become apparent with time. But I admit that I do NOT understand this mystery. Could it be that the apparent injustices committed by the west and Israel, although deplorable, are NOT as bad as those committed and to be committed in the future, by their opponents? IF the Baha’i Writings are correct, and BOTH sides are wrong, the west’s support for capital against labour and an attitude in Russia perhaps of support for labour against capital, as BOTH being materialistic and BOTH supporting unjustly one side of society against another, without bringing them together in co-operation, then maybe support for one side against the other, the elite against Putin or Putin against the elite, are BOTH wrong, and therefore “taking sides” with ANY nation against its opponents is NOT a Baha’i attitude. Maybe I have been misled into choosing sides, because I DON’T have enough information to make that choice. What if the right side of history is a perspective that I have not accurately perceived? God knows it all, and His Major Plan will go ahead and prove the true understanding, whether fallible mortals like us understand it or not. Maybe I have made a mistake and will be proved wrong, and maybe Mr Putin is destined to have missed some salient points about this whole geo-political situation. Time will tell. Ultimately God has ALL the answers, and mortal men like me are just fumbling around in the dark. Does that make sense?

 

 

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