Dove

I’ve always wondered why God chose a dove to represent the holy spirit Jesus Christ received. Why not fire? Why not water? What does a dove have, or doesn’t have, that God enjoys so much that he’d choose it to represent holy spirit?

Matthew 3:16,17
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Is it because the dove is the only animal or bird in the world that has no gall bladder, so it has no bitterness? I have no idea, but God sure likes the little brute.

Well, reading through the bible recently, I noticed that the very first living soul to set foot on the earth after Noah’s flood was a dove!

Genesis 8:10-12
And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

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Passengers

Just as you have to shift a few tons of rock to find a gram of gold, so you have to watch a lot of shite to find a gem of a movie. Turned over yet another rock this evening and found treasure. Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

I love immersive movies, movies you can turn the lights out with, put the headphones on and just be there.

The photography, the emotion, the story, the acting, the chemistry, the special affects, the drama, everything about it I loved. No politics, no propaganda, no agendas, just an amazing immersive emotional experience.

Passengers

Feeding birds in your own garden is a crime?

I’ve heard rumours that the Highland council in Golspie are going to be putting up Do Not Feed the seagull posters around Brora. Well, I hope they’ve applied for planning permission to do that. If not, I’d suggest they apply for planning permission first before defacing our village.

It would be more like them to learn how to fix chimneys so the next time it doesn’t take two years and cost nearly £100,000 of tax payer’s money. TWO years and nearly ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS to fix a fucking chimney. I wonder how many mason’s pockets that lined at tax payer’s expense? In case you didn’t know it, robbing tax payer’s to line your own greedy pockets is a crime, but feeding birds in your own back garden is not.

For the record, it isn’t feeding seagulls that’s the problem, it’s the nests. Isn’t the council responsible for removing nests from roofs?

And another thing, it isn’t just seagulls who shit on cars, it’s cute wee robins, blackbirds, jackdaws, sparrows, thrushes, chaffinches, doves, rooks, blue tits, pigeons and anything else with wings and feathers. Perhaps we should just go and shoot all the birds hey, to keep your stupid cars clean.

If you don’t like seagulls, don’t live in a Highland seaside village with a harbour, go and live in London.

Get your house in order. Learn to fix chimneys instead of stealing tax payer’s money and annoying people for feeding birds in their own back gardens.

Seagull, Mr Guts the Herring gull