Nov 7, 2008

"The Rising Sun, centre for spiritual renewal"

Okay. This is just too much. Last night I found a flyer lying inside my apartment door. Some eager soul put it through my mail slot to offer me an "open Healing night". (All such concepts in this entry are rough translations from their Finnish equivalents, even though they actually had the word "Healing" in the Finnish flyer.) The "Rising Sun, a centre for spiritual renewal" wanted me to come and get free "energy treatment", "clairvoyant readings" and other essential services. 

For the flying spaghetti monster's sake, I thought I lived in a country where most of the new age kooks remained underground and within closed circles, safely away from the sane population. Oh, and the best part of the advertisement: The group does "mutual planetary light work" of all things. Apparently said procedure has something to do with "helping those in need".  

This kind of ignorance and hypocrisy makes my blood boil. Want to help those in need? Ever thought about doing some volunteer work or donating money to charity instead of conducting a deranged ritual that gives you false self-satisfaction at best? This is exactly the kind of thing I want be sure to tell my daughter about. Not about Rising Sun, the centre for spiritual renewal, but about critical thinking. I want her to know that nothing is true just because that's what the guy said.

Oh, they also do "aura photography and interpretation", "purifying meditation" and serve coffee. Good for them.

Nov 4, 2008

Ok, this is it. It's been almost a year since my last entry. My daughter has become a toddler and is by far the best thing in our lives, and we've got plenty of good things. I just haven't had time or the motivation to update the blog, and I've come to the conclusion that if I want to continue updating this blog, I've got to expand my scope a little bit. Or a lot.

Right now I'm trying to work and follow the US election day at the same time. Needless to say, the combination is hopeless. I'm just dying to write my own commentary on the whole election shebang, but I fear I don't know the subject nearly well enough to be opening my mouth. Oh, right, and there's also the work thing. Anyway, I'll try to continue writing, but will no longer confine myself to topics related to parenthood. Expected future topics will include topics related to computers, games, technology, science and skepticism, to name a few. We'll see what happens. It's not like I have readers to please.