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Kanu believes it!

Posted by Martin on October 30, 2006

Here he is, bless himI should so be writing headlines for The Sun.  On which subject, saw an awesome article today on their hallowed pages about Portsmouth FC, the football (or if you must, soccer) team which is currently upsetting the form book in the English Premier League.

Apparently rejuvenated star striker Kanu (left) and SEVEN of his colleagues have been getting down on their knees together before each match to pray. And then coincidentally… they’ve been beating everyone, and he’s been scoring like his life depended on it.

Kanu told The Sun “When we pray I keep scoring. I am a Christian and I love praying. A few of us say a prayer in the dressing room. There’s Linvoy Primus, Sol Campbell, LuaLua . . . about eight of us all together. And it is good because it keeps the team together and gives us that bit extra. The spirit and unity shows out on the pitch where we work for each other.”

I love it. Everything is spiritual, baby.

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Dammit Chloe we’re running out of time…!

Posted by Martin on October 30, 2006

If that phrase means anything to you, time to get very excited. Just about the most gripping and adrenaline-pumping show in the history of television ever, ever, is back in January (if you’re a lucky American) or a few months later if you’re a Brit like me.

Until that wonderful day, here’s the new trailer for Series 6 of the peerless (and now Emmy award winning) 24.

http://www.24trailer.com/

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Atheism is the new Cookery

Posted by Martin on October 30, 2006

Is it a good or bad thing that pro atheist Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion is now no.1 at Amazon? I can’t make up my mind. Obviously I’m not keen on the idea that a scientist is trying to disprove the very notion of any God, and am slightly offended by the implication of the title. On the other hand, at least it gets people talking and thinking about God. The biggest enemy of the Christian message in a consumerist society is comfort-induced apathy, not atheist rants. And my hunch is that when an angry ranter like Dawkins starts spouting, he’ll send more people into the arms of God than he’ll ever drive away. Keep writing, Mr D, any publicity is good publicity…

P.S. The title of this post refers to the fact that the no.1 book at Amazon is often by Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith or similar. I’m not suggesting that we should all get people round for dinner parties with no food, where we all renounce the existance of God. That would be silly.

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The world’s best movie podcast

Posted by Martin on October 30, 2006

Mark KermodeIf you’re a movie fan, and you enjoy witty and informed reviews, there are none better than those on uber-reviewer Mark Kermode’s weekly slot on Radio Five Live, on the Simon Mayo show. Subscribe at iTunes, or visit this link for more details.

Interestingly, both Mark (left) and Simon are Christians – Mark’s major field of expertise is the horror movie, but he’s clearly got some sort of thought-through theological justification for his interest – one of the most fun parts of listening to the podcast each week is listening to their subtly-inserted references to faith and spirituality.

The best recent review – of the atrocious Wayans brothers debacle Little Man:

Mark: If you go to see Little Man, Shame on you. Shame on you.

(later)

Simon: Would you go as far as to say that Little Man is possessed by the devil?

Mark: Honestly Simon? You want to know what I really, honestly think? Yes, Little Man is possessed by the devil.

Seriously, start listening now. Unless you’re a big fan of Pirates of the Carribbean

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