Tumultuous events have been a feature of our world so far in 2011:
- January – Tunisian government falls
- February - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns; 6.3 earthquake - Christchurch, New Zealand
- March - 9.1 earthquake and tsunami - Japan. Over 15,000 killed, 8,000 missing. Emergencies at four nuclear power plants; Libyan uprising, no-fly zone
- April - Royal Wedding (a bit of light relief!)
- May - Volcanic ash from Grímsvötn, an ice cap in Iceland, disrupts air traffic
- June - Syrian uprising brutally repressed; Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the White House
Are these events just part of the normal and mundane run of the mill happenings that have no significance beyond themselves? Or do they form part of a bigger story?
So Many Views!
If we turn to philosophy or religion, we find there are so many different views on the Meaning of Life. From the vast array of opinions, how do we know which one is right? Here are some examples:
If you want to know what your prospects are for surviving death and ending up in a better place, this is an article you need to read. But be prepared to be surprised!
Do you ever feel the need to get away from all the pressing problems, and all the pressures, and just go away? To leave one of those notices on you office door, or on the front door of your house, which tells everyone that you're not available?