So it is NOT Winkfield The Squirrel, it is ...
The pub is closed ...
Winkfield may be a small village, but it is a huge parish.
Comfort and Confidence, PLEASE, Reading Buses!
Mud Pie Modelling
Yesterday saw a major effort on the rebuild of the landform that makes up the tunnel on the Peterville Quarry Railway. When the original "top" was removed part of the rockface collapsed and has had to be replaced. The opportunity was taken to extend the urban area in the corner just a little. Hence the hole.
No subtlety is required for modelling like this; just a willingness to get the hands dirty (and jumper, trousers and footwear - shouldn't really have done it wearing slippers!) and to enjoy the mud pie work.
In tomorrow's Bits blog we nip across the pond to Vancouver.
The stone was rolled away, the tomb was empty and the guards had fled.
Four things are clear.
1. No one was expecting the tomb to be empty
2. Even Jesus' critics and enemies accepted the empty tomb
3. No one ever produced a body
4. Many thousands have given their lives in service of the risen Jesus
Delusion or commitment through experience?
In the end Faith alone has the definitive answer. A God who exists outside of our space time continuum, with powers and abilities beyond human understanding or replication, and not constrained by the laws of physics could engineer a resurrection. Easy peasy.
Over the centuries believers have anthropomorphised** God (sits on throne, rested on the seventh day, sent his Son to save the world) in a desperate attempt to explain the unexplainable in a form acceptable to a limited human mind.
The video below does just that, but uses a modern context to explain the reason for the season.