Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dubai colossal debt


Bedouin proverb

Words of wisdom

The eye of a needle

Christianity

"The eye of a needle" is part of a phrase attributed to Jesus by the synoptic gospels:

...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

The parallel versions appear in Matthew 19:23-24, Mark 10:24-25 and Luke 18:24-25.

The saying was a response to a young rich man who had asked Jesus what he needed to do in order to inherit eternal life. Jesus replied that he should keep the commandments. To which the man stated he had done. Jesus responded, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." The young man became sad and was unwilling to do this. Jesus then spoke this response, leaving his disciples astonished.

Some commentators have found it incredible to speak of a rich man's chance of being saved as being harder than threading a camel through a literal sewing implement. Consequently the phrase has inspired various interpretations.

Islam

The Quran uses this phrase to express the idea of something that is unlikely to happen:

To those who reject Our signs and treat them with arrogance, no opening will there be of the gates of heaven, nor will they enter the garden, until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle: Such is Our reward for those in sin.

Al-Araf (The Heights) 7:40

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Give

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Live and learn

A 360º Virtual Tour in Vatican City


Click on the image above to make a 3D Virtual Tour inside it. There are many beautiful pictures to see in full screen 3D.


Vatican City, officially the State of the Vatican is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, the capital city of Italy. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) (0.44 km2), and with a population of just over 800, it is the smallest country in the world by both population and area.
Vatican City is a city-state that came into existence in 1929. It is distinct from the Holy See, which dates back to early Christianity and is the main Episcopal see of 1.142 billion Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic adherents from around the globe. Ordinances of Vatican City are published in Italian. Official documents of the Holy See are issued mainly in Latin. The two entities even have distinct passports: the Holy See, not being a country, only issues diplomatic and service passports; the state of Vatican City issues normal passports. In both cases the passports issued are very few.
Vatican City is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state, ruled by the bishop of Rome – the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergymen of various racial, ethnic and national backgrounds. It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See (Sancta Sedes) and the location of the Pope's residence, referred to as the Apostolic Palace.
Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Strength

100 world famous personalities


There are more than 100 world known personalities on this painting. Try to identify them. If you can name a minimum of 25, you may consider yourself a well-informed person.


Just click on the image to enlarge it.

It’s a high resolution one!

Don't steal

Crocodile Tears

More crocodiles...

The largest crocodile ever held in captivity is an Estuarine/Siamese hybrid named "YAI" (Born10 June 1972) at the famous Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Thailand. He measures 6 m. (19 ft. 8 in.) in length and weighs 1,114.27 kg. (2,465 lb.)


Source: Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo - Blog Peskaki




- The Crocodile Whisperer -

This is an incredible story about a man and a crocodile, in Costa Rica.
I've just seen it on the site CK This Out. Click on the picture above to read the full story.
Amazing!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Creativity

My Faith


"I have one life and one chance

To make it count for something.

I’m free to choose what that something is,

And the something I’ve chosen is my faith.


My faith demands that I do

whatever I can, wherever I am,

whenever I can, for as long as I can,

with whatever I have,
to try to make a difference to others."

- Pravsworld -

Monday Strikes

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Think

Saturday, November 21, 2009