Monday, November 11, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Homemade Carrot Buns

This recipe is adapted from a (now defunct) magazine called Home-Style Cooking. The original recipe yielded 48 buns, mine will yield 24.

You'll need:

+/- 1c sliced carrots
1 egg
+/- 1/2c warm water (divided)
1 pkg dry yeast
4.5 tbsp olive oil
1/4c sugar
1/2 tbsp mollases (optional)
1tsp salt
ab. 4 c flour, mixed white +whole grain, spelt, rye.

Cook carrots until tender, drain and place in a blender, add egg and 1/4c of water, puree till smooth. Dissolve yeast in remaining water, add carrot mixture, oil, sugar (molasses), salt and ab. 2.5c flour, beat until smooth and add remaining flour till soft dough forms (add some extra water and/or oil if necessary). Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 6 to 8 minutes. (At this stage, you can divide it in 2 and freeze the other half).

Place in a greased bowl and turn once to grease top, cover and let stand for 1 hr. Punch it down and shape into 24 (or 12) balls, place on greased baking sheets, cover and let rise for another hour. Bake at ab. 175*C (350*F) for ab. 20 min or until browned. Serve warm or cold, they are equally delicious!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christianity Is Not Only About S*x!

One thing I noticed is that if you want to stay relevant and have high ratings you have to constantly talk about s*x, so I decided to write this post:)

Here comes:

The more right-wing Evangelicals and other traditional churches have done a pretty good job covering s*xual immorality and abortion, which is fine, of course, however, on the other hand, it gives a lot of people an impression that being a Christian is only about not engaging in certain types of s*xual activity. Sort of as long as you live a chaste life you are automatically a good person and will go to Heaven in the end.

Yet, the traditional church teaching listed 7 deadly sins or vices, not only one (that would be lust). Gluttony, for instance, is one of them, and considering the obesity epidemic, is probably something that the churches could talk about more. Yet while they will often warn you against overindulging in alcohol, did you ever hear a sermon about the mortal sin of overindulging in food or luxury items for that matter?

Personally I have often wondered how could one call themselves a Christian and yet be so obsessed with status and pursuing material wealth as (some) modern Christians are? In fact, this status driven consumerist life style is covered by 4 deadly sins at the same time: lust, greed, envy (keeping up with Joneses) and gluttony.

Preachers will often warn you against pride, wrath, and sloth. Yet, here is a funny thing: wrath is too often interpreted nowadays as any form of anger for whatever reasons, as if Christians are supposed forever to be some kind of a Milquetoast, yet our less politically correct ancestors used to distinguish between righteous and unrighteous anger.

To quote Wikipedia (I know, I know:) The neutral act of anger becomes the sin of wrath when it's directed against an innocent person, when it's unduly unbending or long-lasting, or when it desires excessive punishment. Kinda like when our tolerant elites crucify teenagers on social media for engaging in goofy behaviour or organise witch-hunts against those whose political ideas they disagree with (mostly working class persons who have no means to defend themselves and are dependent on the good will of their employers).

Sloth is also an interesting topic, isn't it? It's often explained as laziness, and guess who gets accused of laziness? You get it, housewives! Yet, the traditional explanation of sloth is apathy and failure to do your duty. Now if you are a housewife, it's one of your duties to look well to the ways of your household and not to eat the bread of idleness. And yet, some women do exactly that. While they don't hold a job outside the home, they don't bother to do anything in the way of housekeeping, either.

As for apathy, it seems a malady of young people nowadays. While the elderly are often active and cheerful, too many youngsters are constantly bored out of their minds, have no creative hobbies, hardly do any sports and spend their free  time glued to their phones. It's tragic, isn't it? Youth should be full of energy, vitality and the desire to explore the wide world out there.  Get out into the woods, do things, get enough vitamin D, engage in wider community, there are so many things you could do with your life nowadays! (watching anime isn't one of them).

The next sin on the list is envy and/or jealousy. I once read an article which said that it was only natural to feel jealous of the success of others. I'm sure we all felt envious at times, yet when envy turns malicious, when folks become obsessed with what other people may have, when they are covetous, it can't be good.

Sometimes I think that the accusations of witchcraft were often directed at envious people who experienced joy at the downfall of their neighbours. After all, most of us can feel if someone is jealous of us. Sometimes it turns downright nasty and if, soon after such an encounter something bad happens...Well, it's only natural to think that may be the envious person put a spell on you or something, isn't it?

I'd like to end with a couple of words about pride. Since chastity is considered more or less the only virtue nowadays, chaste women sometimes have a tendency to feel quite Pharisaical about it and look down upon women who have made mistakes in the past (and, btw, chastity is also required of men so players who attack women for s*xual sins aren't any better themselves).  Luke 18 comes to mind:

 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 It's a good reminder to all of us, don't you agree?

Sunday, November 3, 2019

An Ideal Girlfriend?

Advice for men from Roosh:

What do you all think? I guess not everyone will be on board with his religion, but a girl who is modest, devote, loves to bake, respects her elders and dreams of being a mother is quite a catch nowadays:)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

What We Did Yesterday

We tried this out:

The end result was quite good:) Anyway, it's a much better way to spend your evening than sitting in front of a TV.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Speaking Of Pirates

They are coming back apparently. Or, at least, their ships:

The owners of Fairtransport were inspired to revive sail cargo after witnessing at first hand the yellow smog caused by commercial vessels. They restored two ships, a 70-year-old minesweeper renamed the Tres Hombres and a wooden ketch called Nordlys that dates back to 1873.
Templeman arranged to board the Tres Hombres, sailing from the Azores to the Netherlands. “I was watching the ocean and it came like a ghost ship through the dawn mist. It looked like a pirate vessel. I was so excited.”

All in the name of sustainability, of course:) Well, this is one climate initiative which I don't mind:)

H/t to Wrath Of Gnon

Monday, October 21, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

More On Shills

I think I created a bit of confusion with my previous post on this topic, so I thought I'd try to better explain what I mean. In my opinion, a shill is someone fundamentally dishonest who creates a fake internet persona to sell you some product or ideology. I'll give you a couple of examples which (please keep it in mind) are pure fictional in nature.

Imagine somebody starts a blog saying they are a Christian homeschooling mother of 4 and will share their daily life with you. The target audience of this blog will be obviously women in a similar situation (Christian, homeschooling etc). The blog is quite successful and after a couple of months has a certain number of readers. Then the supposed blog owner starts telling you that though her life is hectic at times, there is a certain brand of supplements which helps her to pull through and that they are produced by a Christian company and if you buy them, you'll help all Christians and homeschoolers out there.

Then later you find out the supposed lady was a single guy in his twenties who sells supplements online.

Now imagine that by some reason, I hate Christian homeschoolers and want to give them a bad name so I set up a blog calling myself a Christian homeschooling mom from Arizona and will expressly state that my blog exists  to support and promote homeschooling and then I'll proceed with publishing  stories which will be ever so slightly over the top, portraying my imaginary family as rather dysfunctional and unpleasant, with spoilt kids, borderline abusive husband etc etc. A normal person will read it and think that home educators are crazy and should be avoided at all costs. So my objective of discrediting the homeschooling movement will be achieved.

There is a difference between a shill and someone who is convicted about a certain issue. There are plenty of Christians who will belong to a certain church and think it's the best. Some will even go so far as to state all others are heretics. They may be misguided in some things but they are sincere and moved by the desire to warn others and to promote their own church/community. They will tell you to join this or that religious group because it's the closest to the Scriptures.

A shill, on the other hand, would pretend to be a sincere Christian and then go around bashing all existing churches, communities and preachers without pointing you to any healthy alternatives as to leave you in the state of despair. (Or sometimes they will point to themselves as the only ones in the possession of some truth which will save you. In this case, it may be not really  a shill but simply someone who is very full of themselves and likes cult-like following. ). You see, he's pretending to be one of you and to help, but in reality, such a person is something totally different.

It's much easier to do online due to the relative anonymity of the internet, so it's always a good idea to practise some discernment:)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How To Recognise A Shill

I guess by now we are all aware of "fake news" and what it means. Most people will associate the term with MSM and turn to the alternative news sources, such as the internet. Yet, here another danger lurks: fake persons, aka shills, who may present dangers of their own, especially if they are in the business of giving advice, outside of the sort which is general in nature. I'll give you one example of what I mean. Apparently, there used to exist a site which published erotic fiction supposedly written by a housewife and yet later, it turned out to be a man.

So how to recognise a fake? I guess if someone desires to create a fake persona online we don't really have a way to be 100% sure unless they get doxxed or self-doxx by some reason, yet, imo, there are certain signs which can betray them and their intentions. When in doubt, follow your gut feeling and stay on the safe side!

Personally I distrust everyone who will give online counselling, unless it's something general like "exercise and eat well", especially if they will go into detail discussing someone's personal situation, family conflicts, etc. Another category is the type who will always try to sell you something. It's one thing to be an affiliate and link to a product you like but it's quite another thing when someone obsessively pushes you to buy his brand of vitamins/supplements "because that's the only thing that works!"

Then you have conspiracy theorists. Sometimes they are onto something and may be even right about many things, but there is a type who will tell you that everything around you is fake and that you yourself probably don't exist, either. Generally, when the internet persona tells you that he or she alone is in the possession of (some) truth and everybody else is a shill, they are possibly a shill themselves:)

There are also fake Christians out there, which are probably the worst of all since they can promote false doctrine and that is much worse than wasting money on vitamins (which are probably harmless  anyway and can even do you good). And here is an idea of mine: I may be wrong, but personally I don't trust anyone who will tell you one thing and promote another. You can't be a Bible following Christian and defend things like p0rn, for instance. You can't say that you are all for traditional family and then discourage marriage, whether directly or indirectly. You can't say that you support Biblical gender roles and then say it OK for married women to work.

I also find it rather strange when I see churches being attacked. Yes, churches aren't ideal. We aren't ideal, either. It may be that in the area where you live there is not one decent church left. It could be probably better in some situations for some people to worship at home. But to blatantly say that ALL the churches are bad and corrupted and you can only find the truth on someone's web page is a sign of a cult mentality.

If you have real life problems, please try to solve them by interacting with real life people, and not by joining an internet personality cult!

If you have any ideas, please feel free to share!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Autumn Garden

Some pictures from last week:

It's mild for the time of the years but it has been raining every day for like 4 weeks:)

How's your weather? 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

You Are Allowed To Eat Meat Again!

Is red meat back on the menu?

A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is a waste of time for most people.
The report - which disagrees with most major organisations on the planet - says the evidence is weak and any risk to people's health is small.
Some experts have praised the "rigorous" assessment.
But others say "the public could be put at risk" by such "dangerously misguided" research.

In my opinion, there is little use arguing about what is the best diet. I do think veganism and eating too much soy are unhealthy (B12 deficit and hormonal dis-balance come to mind) , plus, too many vegans have some kind of a radical political agenda, but a vegetarian who eats dairy and/or eggs (and at least, some of them eat fish, too), should be OK. On the other hand, there are folks who have gone paleo/primeval and they also appear to be doing fine. One thing everyone agrees is bad for you is over-consumption of fast/processed food, sugary drinks and alcohol.

And if you are a Christian, the Scriptures certainly allow eating meat, but don't mandate it, either. Isn't it great that we have a freedom of choice?

Friday, October 11, 2019

Primitive Living And Other Cool Stuff

My favourite YouTuber uploaded this video a couple of days ago:

Each time I'm tramautised by another account of a soyboy young man who needs his mommy to hold his hand at any given moment of his life, Rune Malte restores my faith in European manhood:)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Birth Announcement

Greta will have to wait now as I have more pressing things on my mind!!!

She was and she is - our cat Frida became a proud first-time mother of 4 this Tuesday. Everything went fine and now she has to get adjusted to her new role:) Sometimes she is kinda not really sure what to do, but in general, she's doing great. As my husband told me: "I went to work as the owner of 2 cats and now I have 6:)"

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Is there An Incentive To Destroy Your Marriage?

There is a popular opinion going around that women are encouraged to end their marriages "for cash and prizes".  Let's examine whether it's true or just another emotional tool to discourage marriages among Western people.

I've witnessed many divorces (unfortunately). Sometimes the husband was to blame, sometimes the wife and sometimes both. Most women who I know who initiated divorce had either adulterous husbands or were adulterous themselves. There were also women who were partly motivated by the husbands being lousy providers/borderline abusive etc. I don't know anyone who was motivated by boredom (they probably exist but I have never met them), much less by the desire "to steal the half of his stuff".

However, this is anecdotal evidence, so let's turn to facts. Obviously, I'm not going to disclose anyone's personal history online, so we'll have to do with an estimation. And here I have a question: when virtual sages are talking about "half his stuff" do they suggest that every man is a millionaire? Because half of the lower middle class guy's stuff is not that much. Plus, most women nowadays work at least part-time while married or have worked before and have some savings or have had money from their family etc etc. It's their stuff, too.

So here is our hypothetical family who live in a house which costs about 200k. It could be less or more but it's about average in some places. Let's say they bought it for 175k and also they paid a part of their mortgage.They have been married for 10 years and the wife works 2.5 days per week and is about 40. Then one day they divorce. The house is on both of their names so they sell it, pay the bank and have the profit of about 50k which they have to divide in 2. Each has 25 000. The man works full time and is the main breadwinner. He comes to the bank and easily gets another mortgage. The wife whose income is much less, not so much...

To get a decent amount of money she'll have to start working full time which most women don't want to do here in Europe. Still, the house she'll be able to buy with her income alone will probably be worse than what they could buy with their combined income if you follow me. It all may work very well when she finds another man, but as long as she stays single she won't really become wealthier. I'm not even talking here about custody arrangements, the costs of daycare (and no, child support won't make you really rich, either, plus fathers nowadays can ask for split custody).

The peaceful separation described above isn't always a fact, either, as may people have a contested divorce which means they will have to hire a lawyer, go to court, miss work and so on. You really need to be very stupid to divorce a good husband hoping for any "cash and prizes"".

The same people warning you against thieving females will tell you especially to beware of the housewives because they will get more out of you. So let's get back to our scenario above but now the lady is a housewife who's been out of the workforce for 10 years. She comes to the bank with her 25 000 and no job, does she get a mortgage, what do you think? If she can't find a good job, which is quite possible in this day and age, she'll probably have to move to social housing which is full of the sort of people most normal folks will try to avoid like a plague.

What about alimony,the biggest scare in some parts of the web? First, depending on the husband's income and the amount of child support he has to pay, it won't be much unless he is very wealthy. Second, if the wife can work and has no children under the age of 12, she probably won't get it. Third, the new law states that partner alimony can't be paid longer than 5 years in the majority of cases. Older women and women with small children or both (since so many women nowadays get kids late in life) will have problems both finding a good job and finding a new provider as modern men don't rush to rescue the damsel in distress.

The chance is that the divorced older woman will end up on welfare which is based on the minimum salary. You won't be able to go on vacation and you won't even be able to have a car any more. So no, unless the woman is married to a wealthy guy, she won't profit from her divorce.

And wealthy guys all marry with contracts where you can stipulate that the ex-wife will get nothing if divorce is her fault, for instance. There are also other ways to safe keep your family money, by creating a fund, by declaring the family property as the company property and putting the company on the husband's name etc etc. A rich man will always find a way.

You will tell me that it's different in the USA. It can be, I don't really know. But the times of life-long alimony in the world of the working women are more or less over.  It is my personal opinion that scare-mongering about the financial horrors of divorce for men (if it's so horrific why do I know so many guys who ran away from their wives?) and the advice that if you do marry you should keep your wife working and never ever allow her to stay home are a malicious attack on the traditional Western family model coming from the same progressive corner, only this time they pretend to be friends to men.

The truth is that nobody profits from a divorce. It's true that  young women nowadays are taught to ditch their husbands for the most trivial of reasons. However, it's mostly a lie that this will improve their situation, especially if the young children are involved. I would like to end this post by reminding you that God hates divorce and that if you are any sort of a Christian you should hate, it, too. Please don't do it, unless there are really very compelling reasons ("falling out of love" isn't one of them).

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Saviour Won't Come From The Internet

Western society is very liberal and as a result folks often feel isolated, especially if they don't subscribe to the official world view, so it's hardly surprising that they are increasingly turning to the internet for answers. Internet is full of great resources, YouTube videos, podcasts, twitter feeds, like-minded individuals on Facebook, you name it. It can create a real sense of community  and teach you skills they hardly teach you at school any more (how to be a good homemaker, for instance).

It's all fine. I use many of these resources daily myself and even run a blog:) However, there is a caveat: internet can't substitute real relationships with real people in the real world. There is also this tendency to cult-like behaviour by followers of this or that internet personality. When we encounter others in real life we see both their positive and negative sides. Yet online it's easy to create a  certain persona, there is very little accountability so to say.

I tend to be very wary of those teachers who we know next to nothing about. No picture, no info of any kind, no personal details of any sort. How can we even know that they are what they claim? Yes, there are good reasons for anonymity when you are on the wrong side of the modern political spectre, but one can still go too far if you know what I mean.

I'm also suspicious of those who will give you advice which promotes actions known for their negative consequences, like supporting p*rn which is known to create sexual dysfunction in men as "liberating" or pretending to be a Christian and then telling you to avoid churches of any kind because none of them is good enough etc.

Sound advice for young people of both sexes would be to eat a healthy diet, be physically active, avoid promiscuity and substance abuse, go to church, spend time outdoors in the sunshine, have a group of family and friends you can rely on etc.  It then would include more specific advice on dating and marriage, child-raising etc. While it's important to warn young people of the pitfalls of the modern world, being overly negative and nihilistic only creates more dysfunction and despair in the long run. Instead of being nihilistic, we should be realistic.

I also don't believe that scolding works. While progressives are known for castigating men (specifically "white males") right-wingers often behave like their mirror image and spend enormous amount of time blaming women for all the world's ills, as if an average young woman is somehow responsible for the actions of the woke elites.

Fiery preaching on the topic of sin belongs in the church. Heated political discussions are the domain of men. When I write my posts I do hope to encourage others but I don't have a presumption to function as a Sunday sermon substitute. I just don't see the point and I don't think that I have all the answers, either.

If you have any ideas on the topic, feel free to share!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

When Propaganda Backfires

Check this tweet and watch the video, it's hilarious:

Satire Gone Wrong

Unfortunately I can't embed tweets on Blogger...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Is Eating Out Frivolous?

Someone linked to this discussion on Twitter.  One person wrote that women basically waste their youth working in a cubicle and spend the money they get on frivolous things like dining out.

Eating out is in general very popular nowadays. People will talk of the rising costs of living and yet, whenever you go to a restaurant, it'll be full. The cost of dining for 2 grown-ups in a budget restaurant has risen from ab. 30 to 60 euros in the recent years (basically doubled), and yet, they still have as many customers as before, if not more! Just as housework, home cooking is probably viewed as too patriarchal, like something out of dark ages.

I will admit, like everybody else, I do like eating out though it's more often lunch and drinking tea/coffee with cake, than dining since I frankly see it as wasteful and something which should be reserved for special occasions like birthdays. We do order takeout sometimes or go to a local Chinese. When we do, my conscience nags me: the food is probably not healthy and you could just buy a can of soup at the supermarket and eat it with some sandwiches for a fraction of the price. However, it's much less fun, if you know what I mean.

So while I don't subscribe to eating out being frivolous, healthy it's probably not. My readers will remember that 3 weeks ago I came down with food poisoning after dining at what looked like a decent hipster restaurant. Unfortunately, their hygiene standards weren't as up-to-date as they should be and it took me a better part of the week to recover.

And then I found this interesting twitter post:

"My buddy works at a well known restaurant chain and he says the oil from the deep fry has not been changed a single time since hes been there. He was telling me that its gone from yellowish, to brown and that its now black" - from an email this morning

Makes one think, doesn't it?

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Speaking Of Modesty

Please take a look at this video made in Ireland in the 1920s:

When I first watched it on my phone I didn't check the title and thought it was filmed in winter considering that many women are wearing what could be only described as blankets over their heads (yes, I know it's just really big shawls). But no, it appears to be May!

Now compare the way women looked then with what they are wearing in summer now. Enough said...

P.S. For the Red Pills watching: please pay attention to the old lady featured in the beginning and in the 2nd part of the video. That's the way your wife would have looked after birthing 6+ babies which you all had to support and raising them without modern conveniences. Not exactly a MILF, is she? But yeah, there aren't any overweight/obese persons in sight (that includes men).

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Great Underwear Debate

Do you remember 1970s women's libs burning their bras? Well, they may have been on to something: apparently, there is a debate going on whether bras can cause breast cancer. Keep in mind, I'm not telling you to ditch our underwear, I'm just sharing the info.

However, the American Cancer Association and other experts disagree.

And yet, there was an African study done in 2015 which also highlighted bra-wearing as a risk factor.

I'm not really sure what to think about it though. If you have any ideas, feel free to post a comment! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Do we Believe In Redemption?

There is a lot of talk on the right wing internet about "sexual market value" and "marriage market value". These terms are mostly applied to women. I've read stories about women being "depreciating assets" while every man is evidently an "appreciating asset". Also, there are whole categories of women who apparently should be shut out of the "marriage market" completely, like "sluts", unwed mothers, older divorced women, women who "hit the wall" (anyone after 30), women with tattoos, debt etc etc.

Imo, there are a couple of problems with this approach. Problem number one is that not every man is an "appreciating asset", whatever pretty lies they may choose to tell to themselves. I constantly hear how women have "an expiration date" (apparently we all become infertile somewhere about 25-26) and that women "age like milk" while men "age like wine". The truth is that many older men are hardly a catch themselves. A middle aged overweight  alcoholic without a stable income isn't going to attract "a young nubile virgin" however hard he tries.

Women are often accused of only running after highly desirable men and not wishing to settle, but vice versa can be also true. There are lots of men with unrealistic dating standards. They will gather on the internet and spend hours *itching complaining about how all women around are fat, have illegitimate kids etc yet they never ask themselves why can't they attract a better sort of women, may be, because they aren't anything special, either?

If we look at the marriage purely from the "market" point of view, then we see that the higher quality women will look for the best of men, and high quality men do the same. Like attracts like. Take tattoos, for instance. Let's be honest, tattoos are a class marker. Outside of hipster bohemian circles, as a rule "a lady" won't have one. But, not every man is a gentleman, either, and not every gentleman wishes to marry a lady. So a nice middle-class church going guy may be repulsed by them, but some biker or an alternative type will hardly ever care.

Considering older women there are lots of older single/divorced/widowed men, probably with kids of their own who don't want any more children but would like to have a stable home and a partner in life etc etc. There is a "market niche" for everyone.  So, to sum it up, my point here is that "losers" come in both sexes, and there is always someone for everyone, if only both men and women can get rid of unrealistic expectations.

And here comes my second point: should we as Christians reduce all the interpersonal relationships purely to the market exchange? Is that what the right-wing thought has finally come to? That we view our fellow men and women as consumer goods?  It also doesn't work, because human beings aren't computers and aren't motivated only by the ideas of profit (and for those who are, please, seek help). We also have emotions and feelings, and though we shouldn't be ruled by them, they aren't to be completely disregarded, either.

As  Christians, we ought to believe in redemption. Yes, both "sluts" and "bums" can be redeemed, can change their ways, clean their life and find happiness in marriage. Marriage isn't only for the upper class, it's for everyone, yeah, even for those who made mistakes. "Merchant right", those who reduce everything to the economics and "market value" can be conservative, but traditionalists, they aren't.

P.S. I don't mean that people shouldn't have standards as to whom date and marry. For instance, if we take divorced people, some churches, like the Catholics don't technically allow divorce and it could be against convictions for many Christians to marry a divorced person. If someone considers marriage, it's not wrong to exclude certain groups of people as potential marriage partners. However, these standards should be realistic and when dealing with people, even online it's always good to be more charitable, so to say.  

Friday, September 20, 2019

A Roman Temple

Below are the pics of a so-called Temple of the Matrons in a former Roman province of Germania Inferior.

It is situated on a mountain slope  with a forest surrounding it.

Some still bring offerings and burn incense to them

(unfortunately, I should say).

We visited it on a beautiful summer evening and the place is wonderfully still and peaceful.

Apparently Matrons were female deities worshiped in North-Western regions of Europe and they  were sometimes called Mothers or Nurses. Their function was to protect the family and they had a connection to midwifery as well. Well whatever, even the ancient pagans had a good sense to understand the importance of hearth, home and childbirth...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Is Submission Always A Good Thing?

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil...

Female submission is a hot topic on the right-wing internet. Apparently, every problem in the world comes from the lack of it, and every social evil would disappear if only women started submitting again; at least, if you listen to some. 

But could it be that the real problem is actually that modern women are too submissive? You'll ask me how is it even possible in the age of feminism? Well, bear with me and I'll state my case.

Have you noticed how shallow many modern women are? They are like empty vessels, without any original thought in their heads. They will blindly follow social trends and do or support whatever the MSM tell them is the latest coolest thing to do at the moment. They are always trying to fit in. I once personally witnessed a  feminist lady walking into a traditional Eastern church where all the females wear headcoverings and start demanding that she's be given one, too, in order not to stick out. That made me wonder how many ardent feminists would actually support ISIS clothing guidelines if these guys ever came to power. 

They lack convictions,too. Mothers who had stayed home with their own children told me it was nowadays OK to work because "everybody does it.". Society conditioning overrides even healthy biological instincts, as I've known ladies who would cry when they first had to leave their baby in the care of others but followed the advice of those who told them a 2-mos old baby should learn to fend for themselves and that a nice house in the suburbs is worth the sacrifice.

Progressives like to present themselves as rebels. Our culture romanticises the concept. Yet, the progressive ideas are the mainstream now and the women who follow a feminist script just follow the path of the least resistance. It's often not even because of any firmly held beliefs, but simply because "everybody does it". They are the very opposite of rebels and are, in fact, conformists submissive to the society demands.

I know that at this point many men would probably rub their hands and say something along the lines of women being stupid and what else could you expect of them? And yet, I don't think it's the truth. Because I have also been privileged to know many fine ladies who had very strong moral opinions and convictions, knew right from wrong, wouldn't approve of the sin in their children's lives under the guise of "love" and wouldn't follow the multitude just to fit in. 

So what's the difference between the two? It probably has something to do with inborn differences between the people, but also is probably the result of socialisation, when many girls are taught to always unquestioningly follow the authority. It may have worked OK when it was their husband or father, but now the authority switched to the MSM and social media so they will follow that. Yet, when the Scriptures teach us to obey those above us, they don't tell us to be blind in our obedience and submission. When the apostles said:" We ought to obey God rather than men," they meant is a guideline for both sexes, so women aren't exempt.

The wedding liturgy our church uses dates back to the 16th century so it is hardly feminist and yet is says that the wife is to obey her husband in all the good things only. In my opinion, it's important for women to have moral convictions of their own and not only follow someone else's instructions. If your daughter is a sincere believer you won't have debates about the length of her skirts, she will dress modestly to please the Lord. She won't engage in missionary dating. She won't marry a man who doesn't accept the Scriptural roles for men and women and won't leave your grandchildren in daycare. And she will do all this out of her own free will, because of the strength of her faith and her convictions and she'll teach her children to do the same. 

Many men prefer soft, pliable girls as spouses or girlfriends but is it really good to be married to someone who is so easily influenced? The truth is, a breadwinner husband spends most of his time away from home, and shouldn't be burdened with an additional task of monitoring his wife and micromanaging her daily activities, he should trust her enough to be a reasonable person and a functioning adult who is capable of fulfilling her own duties. If she needs a babysitter, how can you trust her with raising kids? 

What do you all think on the matter?


Saturday, September 14, 2019

British Royals And Homeopathy

Apparently, the British Royal family, and especially Prince Charles, are big fans of homeopathy. It's probably old news for their fans but I only discovered it recently, when doing some research on the topic of alternative medicine. I wonder if homeopathic remedies were what allowed Queen Mother to beat cancer not once, but twice in her life and  whether she used them instead of conventional chemo treatments which are so harsh on one's body. The article is silent about it.

I'm not sure myself what I think of homeopathy, but I tend to agree with the lady quoted in the first article I linked to:

“The Royal family have huge resources and access to everything medicine has to offer, yet they choose homeopathy,” explains Roberts. “I thought, 'Why would they use it if it doesn’t work?’” 

So when my husband got injured I bought a homeopathic balm to apply to his bruises and it seemed to work rather quickly. He only used it for a couple of days and hen he started feeling better.

Does anyone have much experience with homeopathy? Feel free to share!

In other. but not related health news, Romans had great teeth because they didn't consume sugar. I'm going to write more about Romans and their diet next week, so stay tuned!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Is She Pregnant Or What???

My husband, myself and the housekeeper all think she might be:

She is getting fat.

And lazy. Still goes outside though. But after walking a couple of meters just drops down and lies around.

Does any of my readers have experience with this? What do you think?

P.S. Thanks everyone who prayed, my husband is definitely getting better!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Prayer Request

My husband had an accident at work yesterday and is in a lot of pain. Please pray he'll get better soon!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Equal Rights

As I'm recovering from a rather bad food poisoning case. I'll leave you with this episode of I Love Lucy, instead of a normal post:

Equal Rights

I hope you'll enjoy it:)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Just As Promised

This is the apple pie I baked on Tuesday:

The recipe was adapted from this magazine:

Of course, I adjusted it, I usually do:) The worst thing is that I often forget the details because I never really follow the recipes exactly, which makes it rather difficult to write a post about it.

Anyway, I'll try my best. I used 6 medium size apples, peeled and thinly sliced; slightly more than 1c emmer wheat flour and slightly less than 1c all purpose wheat flour; 2tsp backing powder, ab. 10 tbsp brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to taste, 2 eggs, 200g cream (20% fat) and 2 tbsp olive oil.

Combine the apples, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Add eggs, cream and olive oil, mix well. Transfer to a greased pan and bake at ab. 190*C for +/- 30min. I glazed it with honey afterwards. It shouldn't be very sweet. You can serve it with ice cream as the original recipe says or just with a cup of tea or coffee in the evening.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Britain, Yes?

Everybody loves to mock Sweden, but what about the state of Britain? Outside of Brexit shenanigans and people being investigated for wrong think tweets, they now appear to export militant vegans.

Just look at this wealthy British lady tourist attacking a poor third world farmer at a market. And his crime? Keeping chickens in a cage. As my husband rightly pointed out, she could have simply bought them, but the British (some of them) are economical like that:)

If you watch it with the sound on, it's even better. Whatever on Earth is happening? Stay classy, UK!

WARNING: language (is not ladylike)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Garden News And More

As usual, I brought back some inspiring magazines:)

And since the weather last weak was very nice, we were busy refurbishing our garden:

We installed some solar lamps, as you can see:

But also lit a real fire last Saturday. There is something about sitting by the fire in the evening, don't you agree? Something primeval, I should say:

I did find time to read one of my new magazines:

We also planted an apple tree!

It had some apples which I harvested:

We also bought some by a local farmer so I'm planning to make an apple pie.

Stay tuned for more news and a further vacation report:)

Saturday, August 31, 2019

High Heels And Other Things

I'm not sure if any of my readers follow him, but Stefan Molyneux has been on fire lately, first triggering feminists with his comments on motherhood, than on lipstick and now he moved on to high heels.

Personally I used to like shoes with  heels (not too high though) when I was younger but was forced to quit since I developed quite intense pain in my back after wearing them so now heels for me are reserved for formal occasions only.

A short search on the internet delivered lots of articles on the health impact of high heels, like this one. 

And what do you think? High heels or not? And, is it modest? Feel free to share your opinion and/or experiences in the comments section! 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Living Like A Caveman Or How To Have An Active S*x Life at 95

Well, not really a caveman, more like a prehistoric person:)

You see, while being on vacation, I didn't lose my time in vain but did a research about the life of neolithic/bronze age indigenous European folks, by visiting their village:

Or, should I say, an authentic reconstruction:

There were about 13 early Celtic villages all around the lake (try to guess which one) and they were actively trading abroad and even fighting in wars.

By the way, you have probably heard that until recently, most people were short. Yet, the archeologists discovered the remains of a man (presumably a warrior, whose cause of death was decapitation) who was 192 cm tall. There is a speculation that he probably had (or had survived) a malicious metastatic tumor, which made me wonder about ancient cancer rates, and I found some interesting info ( if you like debate, read it over here) on the subject. (In short, they did have it but it was rare until the 17th century or so).

Their diet was mixed and consisted of some agricultural produce, dairy and meat, but since they lived on the lake, many were fishermen. In summer, they ate lots of berries and apples. There has been a lot of speculation going on recently about the ancient diets, with people switching from paleo to carnivore diet, but is it really healthy? Our ancestors appeared to enjoy a variety of foods. (Granted, those were not Neanderthals).

They lived like a community as it was typical for later Celts, too, and had a communal gatherings house, and their cows were of the same breed that you can see nowadays roaming the parks around here, a small reddish variety, indigenous for Europe.  And while we are speaking of cavemen prehistoric people, someone told me about the so-called "cavemen regimen" which basically means no skin care products of any kind and not washing your face too often. Apparently, some young people use it to get rid of acne. Well, I've been following it for about 2 months now. At first, the results were mixed as I had some dry skin patches on my face but now it's slowly getting better and my sun allergy is non-existent.

BTW, as we are talking about health and diet (yet again), here is an interesting story about a Turkish yoga practitioner who restored his health by it. I've heard all sorts of things about yoga. Most Christians distrust it because of (pagan) origins, yet I also heard that most of the exercises we call yoga nowadays were actually invented by the 19th century missionaries so they are OK for Christians to do.

Anyway, the funny thing is that the guy in question (who was 95 when the article was written and so far I couldn't find any info on whether he is still alive) isn't a big meat eater, but boasts of quite a robust... well s*x life (contributing to the debate whether meat or plant based diet is the healthiest) but also that he eats lots of honey every day and most health experts including alternative ones will tell you how dangerous all sugary foods are:) Granted, he makes his honey himself, so...

Ladies and gentlemen, that was all for today, see you next time!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Vacation Impressions

Just a couple of quick observations.

This year we travelled a bit and stayed in three different places in Germany, including in the south, on the Swiss-Austrian border and in the region which was supposedly made unsafe by the recent influx of migrants, at least, according to right wing American sources. We last were there 6 years ago and I was a bit unsure what to expect.

Granted, we avoided big cities, but...the countryside and average size cities and towns are hardly changed at all. Germany has always had some immigration and I haven't noticed any significant increase in numbers. And, it's still very safe. In fact, I felt much more safe there than in my own town where a woman would sometimes have to think twice to walk by herself after the dark.

In another area where we stayed the schools already came back from vacation and we saw groups of children brought to a swimming pool nearby. There were all ethnically German, everyone of them. Young families are also  having more children compared to 10 - 20 years before.

So the stories about imminent demise of Germany are severely exaggerated. Those who point to the official data should keep in mind that half of Eastern European youth is currently there and they are counted as foreign migrants, too,  but they mostly stay for a couple of years and then go back home. That is not to say that uncontrolled immigration is not a problem, but scaremongering online just goes too far.