Tag Archives: Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary — The Patron Saint Of #MeToo.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access this post from last year where I talk about how God had to have violated Free Will when he put Jesus on Earth.


A friend of mine by sending me a detailed exposition of ‘Determinism’ got me thinking about ‘Free Will’ again.

As I talked about in this post, I firmly believe that God violated ‘Free Will’ when he gave ‘us’ Jesus without ever consulting any of us — NOT even (poor) Mary.

And that got me thinking. Poor Mary. She had NO choice. She was NOT given a chance to say ‘No’!

Wow. How times have changed?

But, we don’t bring this up. It should be.

But, I am an equal opportunity skeptic. I was brought up a DEVOUT Buddhist by my adoptive parents — my adoptive father a big muckety-muck in International Buddhist circles.

As a child I was brought up to think what an amazing person Gautama Buddha was. Then, in my 40s, as a DIVORCED dad of two, I suddenly realized something. Gautama Buddha was a Deadbeat Dad! He abandoned his 1-day old son and snuck away at night with a male servant. They never heard from him for 7-years. Classic Deadbeat Dad. Buddhists get very mad at me when I bring this up. But, it has to be said.

So ….

Why do we cut slack?

And that then brings up …


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by Anura Guruge

Why I Am Way Beyond Being An Atheist: Part II … Floods At Lourdes, The Marian Miracle Center Of The Universe.

by Anura Guruge


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From Facebook.


Lourdes with its Marian (i.e., Virgin Mary, mother of Christ) Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes — the place that millions visit a year to pray for miracles!

This is why the 2nd image (above) just cracked me up. They want us to pray for Lourdes. Sacré bleu. People go to Lourdes to pray — and now you want us to pray for Lourdes. That is like being told to bring coal to Newcastle!

If the Virgin Mary has decided to turn a blind eye on Lourdes, her spiritual home on earth, who am I to try and intercede. She, according to her army of followers, is all powerful. So, my take is very simplistic. I am going to let her take care of this.


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by Anura Guruge


‘National Geographic’ In December 2015 Issue, Featuring ‘Virgin Mary’, Includes Another Topless ‘Tribal’ Picture.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> 2 x topless Aug. 2015.
>> NatG
topless Jan. 2015.
>> NatG back printing
>> topless pictures?


>> 
NH contribution to
>>  the ‘Topless Tour’.

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 Tastefully topless.
>> Going topless in NH.
>> Topless protests of the pope.

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December 2015 issue.

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In the feature article about the Virgin Mary
“The World’s Most Powerful Woman” — pages 48 – 49.

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This is the 4th topless picture that NatG has published in 2015.

All the females (as is invariably the case) have been highly tanned.
I, from old habits, call them ‘tribal’.
Interesting that I can’t remember seeing topless pictures
of pale skinned women. Not that I care.

Interesting that this picture actually was in the
Virgin Mary‘ article.

The prior two topless pictures appeared in the issue
featuring the pope.

Coincidence.

As anybody familiar with this blog will know, have no compunctions about
female toplessness or nudity.

So I have no problems whatsoever about NatG.

If anything I am kind of glad.
As I mentioned in the very first post on this topic,
this to so many of us is NatG NOSTALGIA.
NatG used to have much, much more topless pictures
— albeit decades ago. All dusky ladies.
I know the first topless pictures I saw were in NatG
in the 1950s, when living in Ceylon.

IF you are wondering why I obliterated
the topless on two pictures shown here it had
NOTHING to do with censorship or prudity.
In those two pictures I am just NOT sure how old
the young ladies are!
Nudity/topless is one thing BUT I will not be party
to any that cross important ‘borders’.

This might be a last Hurrah now that conservative Fox News
own NatG.


Gallery of the National Geographic topless pictures since 2014.
Reverse chronological order.


Yes, I am indeed keeping count because NatG, for the longest time, due to some false sense of propriety, stopped printing pictures of topless tribal women — its well known hallmark, for long, in its ‘early days’.

As far as I can see these are #3 & #4 since January 2014 — though I might have missed some, despite my efforts to read each and every issue cover-to-cover. The prior two are at the very top of this post with links.

Have a chuckle. It is good for you.


Saad Hindal, The Impressive Iraqi Artist (In Concord, NH): I Did Two Craigslist Postings For Him Today.

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Related posts:
>> YouTube video & Concord mural
>>Oct. 5, 2013.
>> More paintings by Saad Hindal —
>> Sep. 9, 2013.
>> I bought a painting & my favorite
>> booth, 
2013 — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.


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Click to access CraigsList ad. This is a brilliant painting. Get it for Christmas.


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Saad and I through one of his painted frames. Click to ENLARGE.

Saad and I through one of his painted frames. Click to ENLARGE.


Saad wanted to take this picture of me in his workshop. Click to ENLARGE.

Saad wanted to take this picture of me in his workshop. Click to ENLARGE.