Bloggfrslur mnaarins, nvember 2007

Kristilegt sigi?

nokkrar umrur fara n fram slandi um "kristilegt sigi". Uppsprettan a essum umrum er eftir v sem a g kemst nst frumvarp um sklastarf sem liggur fyrir Alingi.

framvarpinu er ekki minnst a sklastarf slandi skuli byggjast "kristilegu sigi, heldur stendur frumvarpinu, a "umhyggju, sttfsi og viringu fyrir manngildi". etta ykir mrgum hin mesta hneysa.

En er etta eitthva sem stangast vi "kristilegt sigi"?

N ver g a viurkenna ffri mna, a ef g vri spurur um hva "kristi sigi" vri, myndi g lklega frast undan v a svara, enda langt fr v a g hefi svari hreinu.Mli er a (mnu matia)"kristilegt sgi" hefur a mr virist teki miklum breytingum tmans rs, sem og a "kristilegt sgi" virist mismunandi eftir lndum og a rija lagi virist "kristilegt sigi" vera mismunandi eftir v hvaa forsvarsmaur kristilegs trflags er a tala, svo ekki s minnst a a mismunandi skoanir virast oft vera uppi rkiskirkjunni um hva "kristilegt sigi" felur sr.

g ver reyndar einnig a nefna, a a mr setur "aulahroll" egar g heyri menn tala eins og a kristin kirkja hafi einkartt a v sem kalla er "sigi".

Auvita hefur kristin kirkja lagt margt gott til almenns "sigis", v ber ekki a neita. En hitt ber lka a hafa huga a sigi annarra trarbraga og menningarheima, rtt eins og fram kemur til dmis Hvamlum, hafa ekki sur lagt efni til "sigis" okkar.

S liti til runarsgu "kristilegs sigis" er til dmis auveldlega hgt a hugsa sr a trarbrg vi "satr", hefu rast til jafns, ef ekki til betri vegar en kristindmurinn, hva "sigi" varar. Um slkt er ekkert hgt a fjlyra, ar sem slk run tti sr aldrei sta, en hefur mr virst a ntma "satrarmenn" hafi "sigi" sem standi "sigi" rkiskirkjunnar ekkert a baki. N heldur hefur mr virst a eir menn sem g hef kynnst og segja sig trlausa, su endilega "sigislausir".

Persnulega er g eirrar skounar a a s rangt a rkisreknir sklar leggi herslu "kristilegt sigi". a er elilegra a hinar kristnu kirkjur kenni slkt, og foreldrar sendi brn sn anga. a gti hvort sem er gerst me aukakennslustundum (rtt eins og er me sunnudagaskla) ea me v a kirkjur ea kristin samflg stofni "einkaskla", sem byggi "kristnu sigi".

ll essi umra sannfrir mig enn og aftur um nausyn ess a skilja milli rkis og trflaga.


Blessa gulasti

etta er auvita bi skringilegt og sorglegt ml, enda alltaf til urftar egar trarbrg blandast inn stjrnsslu og dmskerfi.

m lklega segja a essi dmur s a mrgu leyti vgari en bast hefi mtt vi og sem betur fer laus vi "mialdarefsingar" svo sem hingu ea anna slkt. annig m lklega telja a utankomandi rstingur hafi skila einhverjum rangri. Dmstllinn hefur heldur ekki lagt a styggja "ofsatrarmenn" landinu me v a skna mlinu.

En ur en slendingar hneykslast dmum sem essum, sem eru vissulega ekki til fyrirmyndar, vri eim hollt a rifja upp hvenr sast var krt fyrir gulast slandi.


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Karlaathvarfi

a er merkilegt hva s nbreytni hj Hagkaupum a bja upp athvarf versluninni sem hugsa vri sem athvarf fyrir karla ar sem eir gtu horft sjnvarp mean "betri helmingurinn" verslani.

Meira a segja stjrnmlamenn virast telja sig knna til a tj sig um "standi", spurningin hvort a skipulagsyfirvld Reykjavk taki sig ekki til og banni slkt skipulag verslana.

En g velti v fyrir mr hvernig meiningin er a standa a essu? tlar Hagkaup a vera me dyravr og meina konum agang a rminu?

Ea er etta einfaldlega gilegt svi sem allir hafa agang a, konur og karlar og umran stormur tebolla?


Lfskjr og astoarmenn.

a er augljslega gott a ba slandi, alla vegna ef marka m runarstofnun Sameinuu janna, eirra niurstaa er eins og flestir ekkja s a hvergi s betra a ba.

N er a svo a ekki ber a taka niurstur sem essa alltof htlega, enda lfkjr lklega ekki a llu leyti mlanleg, n einstaklingar sammla um hva beri a meta hitt sem stran hlut af vnlegum lfskjrum.

a breytir heldur ekki neinu hvort a sland hafi fari upp um sti, ea eigi eftir a fara niur um einhver sti nstu rum (sem er mjg lklegt a gerist). a er stareynd a lfskjr slandi eru me v besta sem gerist.

a vekur hins vegar upp spurningar hvers vegna svo margir bsna eilflega um a slandi s vont a ba og ar stefni allt til verri vegar og hafi gert a um langa hr?

Anna sem vakti athygli mna eru umrur um a bta urfi lfskjr alingismanna slandi. Er tala um a vinnulag s slkt a a minnsta hluti eirra (ef ekki eir allir) urfi astoarmenn.

a verur a segjast eins og er, a til ess a eim s mgulegt a hafa yfirsn yfir ll svi jlfsins, og skipuleggja og hanna jafnt klna nbura, sem og mta og skipuleggja nyrasmi og mlnotkun, er a augljst ml a eim veitir ekki af vskum hjlparmnnum.

Einhverjir rtlumenn gtu skoti v fram a ef til yrftu eir fyrst og fremst a hafa "skarpari fkus" starfi snu.

P.S. g sakna svo umru um hvaa titil "astoarmennirnir" eiga a bera, v varla er veri a mlast til ess a eir veri allir karlkyns og arft er a ra hvort a eir/au/r geti bori mismunandi titla eftir kynferi. a fri lklega best a almenningur tki umru a sr, enda varla nokkur tmi til ess Alingi n astoar alingisstoanna (mn tillaga a starfsheiti).


Banna a kjsa me blju ea grasker?

nokkur styr hefur stai um "bljunotkun" hr Kanada og hefur eins og var stt snst hverjum. Ekki hefur stai til a banna "bljunotkun", en hins vegar a skylda flk til a "sna sitt rtta andlit" vi hin msu tkifri, t.d. egar kosi er og nnur samskipti sem nefnd hafa veri eru samskiptiar sem gjarna er krafist persnuskilrkja, s.s. samskiptum vi lgreglu ea bankastofnanir.

N hillir hins vegar undir lagasetningu sem tekur af allan vafa um a banna s a kjsa me "blju", ea nokku anna sem skli andlitinu, annig a erfitt s a bera kennsl vikomandi. Minnihlutastjrn haldsflokksins (ConservativeParty)hyggst leggja fram frumvarp essa efnis, og hefur samkvmt frtt Globe and Mail, tryggt stuning Nja lrisflokksins (NDP New Democratic Party)vi frumvarpi. er ekki ljst hvort a ldungadeildin kemur til me a hleypa frumvarpinu gegn, en ar er Frjlslyndi flokkurinn (Liberal Party)randi (tt trlegt megi virast er ekki kosi til efrideildar, heldur melimir ar skipair af forstisrherra).

Frjlslyndi flokkurinn sem og Quebec blokkin (Bloc Qubcois) hafa ekki gefi upp afstu sna, en hafa lst yfir efasemdum um frumvarpi.

Persnulega tel g etta frumvarp af hinu ga og er v fylgjandi, a hltur a vera elileg krafa a hgt s a bera kennsl flk og bera saman vi skilrki og a sjlfsgu eiga ekki a vera gildi nema ein lg landinu - fyrir alla.

En hr er frtt Globe and Mail en ar m m.a. lesa eftirfarandi:

"Canadians hoping to vote in the next federal election with a veil, pumpkin, sheet or anything else covering their faces will soon be out of luck as the Conservative government has secured enough support to pass a bill forcing voters to show their faces.

NDP MP Yvon Godin told Government House Leader Peter Van Loan yesterday during a committee review of the bill that his party will support the proposed law. That ensures the government has enough votes to pass the bill through the House of Commons, though it would still have to clear the Liberal-dominated Senate. The position of Liberal and Bloc Qubcois MPs on the committee was unclear yesterday as both parties expressed concerns.

Mr. Van Loan said it is unfortunate that the Muslim community has been forced to debate a right that they had never asked for, but noted the controversy has inspired a wave of mischievousness that must now be addressed.

There were 70 cases during this fall's three by-elections in Quebec where people showed up with their faces covered, he said, including one man wearing a pumpkin on his head. Mr. Van Loan said he was not aware of any serious requests by Muslim women to vote with a veil during those by-elections.

"When people start to ridicule the rules that are in place for an election, that starts to erode public confidence in our system and I don't think we as parliamentarians can stand by and allow this to continue," Mr. Van Loan told the committee."


Er g a vera hipp og kl?

a er ekki hverjum degi sem g les a virtum fjlmilum a eitthva sem g hef gert til fjlda ra og skemmti mr vi, s a vera "trend" hj "innkresum" Washington D.C.

a gerist kvld egar g var a "brvsa" New York Times og s ar grein um a "the great and powerful" eru farnir a versla Costco, og kunna v vel. Meira a segja Richard Perle, kaupir laxinn graflaxinn Costco, rtt eins og g.

a er reyndar eitthva sem g get vel skili, en Costco var fyrsta verslunin sem g tk "stfstri" vi egar g flutti hinga til Kanada (hafi reyndar fari anga hverri heimskn ur). etta er einfaldlega eitthva svo "brilliant".

A rlta um me innkaupakerru (ca. einu sinni viku), kaupa matinn, nokkrar bkur, myndavl ea skartgripi (frbrirdemantshringirfyrir allt a400.000 ISK)ef svo stendur , fara me myndirnar prentun (ea senda r yfir neti daginn ur), f r egar verslunarferinni er loki (eftir klukkustund), skoa "heavy verkfri", kaupa dnur, ea frystikistu, horfa flki bakarinu vinna, ea kkja gleri kjtvinnslunni. Tlvur, prentarar, golfsett, og 50" plasmaskjir, allt er hillunum reiubi til a vera sett "krfuna". Frstlgur, ruvkvi, ruurkur fyrir blinn og rafgeymar, allt til staar samt vararafstum, stigum, parketti og chantarelle sveppum.

Flest er selt strum pakkingum, a ir ekkert a tla a kaupa minna en 3. kl af nautahakki, ea 4. svnalundir. Kjklingar eru 3. pakka nautalundir vega ekki minna en 3. kl. a er ess vegna sem a kemur sr svo vel a geta gripi frystikistu me.

San senda eir mr vsun heim einu sinni ri fyrir 2% af v sem g versla fyrir (reyndar er rgjaldi 100 CAD, en endurgreislan hefur veri mun hrri undanfarin r). Nna er g reyndar kominn me Costco AMEX, sem tryggir mr nnur 2% ea u..b. til vibtar.

Bandarkjamennirnir hafa a reyndar dulti betra en vi Kanadamegin, ar sem eir geta keypt bjr og anna fengi Costco (a myndi vissulega hkka endurgreisluna hj mr), en hr er etta allt bundi einkaslu, rtt eins og slandi.

etta er auvita allt strkostlegt, en eir sem muna nokkur r aftur tmann og eru farnir a velta v fyrir sr hvort a g geti tvega eim "pntunarlista" fr Costco....., er svari nei, vi miur.

En greininni NYT, m m.a. lesa:

"RICHARD PERLE said he was game for a reconnaissance mission.

Mr. Perle, the neoconservative and former adviser to Donald Rumsfeld, offered to walk through his local Costco, pointing out the products that he said were increasingly drawing D.C. power shoppers like himself.

That Richard Perle? The gourmand with a home in Provence who once dreamed of opening a chain of souffl restaurants?

Yes, Mr. Perle proudly shops in Costcos concrete warehouses stocked with three-pound jars of peeled garlic and jumbo packs of toilet paper. And he has no problem serving the stores offerings to dinner guests.

Because it should have been Dean & DeLuca? he asked, sounding half incredulous and half amused. I really think theres a socio-cultural thing here, and people are entitled to their pretensions.

As a recent article in Vanity Fair lamented, the days of glamorous Washington dinner parties are long gone. Indeed, some hostesses today arent above serving Costco salmon, nicely dressed up with a dollop of crme frache.

Mr. Perle said he shopped at Costco once a week when he was in town, and at a dinner party he held recently for several colleagues and friends, most ingredients were from there the beef for his daube la Provenal, the limes for his lime souffl. The salmon for gravlax also from Costco. He said he always received compliments, and he always got double takes when he told his guests where he shopped. "

"In that sense, catering by Costco is a style statement, like drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Reverse chic is a very powerful phenomenon in status-oriented circles, said David Kamp, the author of The United States of Arugula (Broadway, 2006), a book about the American fine-food revolution. I think Costco is the same thing. It gets discovered.

To its benefit, Costco has carefully fashioned an upscale-downscale image, and their stores do better in high-end locations, said the companys chief financial officer, Richard Galanti. In the Washington area, the highest volume location is its store in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Va.

WE knew that we would attract government, we would attract ambassadors, we would attract military personnel, we would attract the parties and embassies," said Joe Potera, the chief operating officer, referring to the Pentagon City store. "We have thousands of sheet cakes during all the major holidays for Pentagon parties, for ambassador parties, for staff parties in the capital. Its kind of a destination." Costco also has a chocolate shop that produces molds of the Capitol as well as the Pentagon.

Ms. Baldrige said she saw no problem shopping for dinner parties at Costco.

I would say bully for you, get the best deal you can, she said. Just dont make that the main topic of conversation. Know a little bit about foreign affairs as well as how Costco is doing. Be able to be a little more scintillating other than being able to discuss the cost of your food.

Bragging about the saving might be reserved for the brave few. One Washington hostess who loves Costco didnt want people to know that her husband likes to hang out in the food court munching the quarter-pound hot dogs ($1.50 with a soda)."


Hva er svona merkilegt vi a...

g er einn af "karlhlunkunum" sem horfi v sem nst alltaf Silfur Egils. g ver eiginlega a lta a koma fram a g lt mr a lttu rmi liggja a einhverjar "femmur" tli sr a "sniganga" "Silfri".

Ekki ar fyrir a oft hefur framkoma eirra ar haft kvei skemmtanagildi. a hefur mtt hlgja ea dsa yfir mlflutningi eirra. En "lfi heldur fram", hvort sem a "femmur" eru Silfri Egils eur ei.

a vekur hins vegar alltaf nokkra athygli egar einstaklingar af einhverjum stum kjsa a neita tkifrum til a vekja athygli mlsta snum.

Skyldi a vera vegna ess a stuningur vi hann minnkar gjarna egar eir koma fram?


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Vndiskonur safna fyrir forsetaframbjanda

g man ekki eftir v fljtu bragi a vndishs ea vndiskonur hafi veri atkvamikil stjrnmlum, ja nema auvita egar slkt hefur stula a falli einhvers stjrnmlmannsins, sem ekki hefur mtt vamm sitt vita.

a var ekki laust vi a g glotti t anna egar g s myndskei vef Globe and Mail ar sem vndiskonur sem starfa vndishsi Nevada, eru ekki a reyna a koma stjrnmlamanni vandri, heldur vert mti eru a reyna a f hann kjrinn.

ar er um a ra Ron Paul, sem tekur tt forkosningum hj repblikunum og m sj myndbandinu stlkurnar bija viskiptavini um f til stunings Ron Paul og segjast tla a hvetja viskiptavini sna til a kjsa hann.

a er htt a segja a pltkin getur teki sig skrtnar myndir og fari undarlegar leiir.


a sem vantar frttina

a er alveg rtt a Hilary myndi ekki ra feitum hesti fr viureign vi repblikana samkvmt essari knnun. En a vantar str atrii sem komu fram knnuninni essa frtt.

Frttin segir ekki nema hlfa sguna ef svo m a ori komast. Bi Obama og Edwards myndu sigrra hina smu frambjendur repblikana sem Hillary myndi tapa fyrir, .e.a.s. ef marka m essa knnun Zogbys.

Allar niursturnar m sj vef Zogbys.

a virist v sem a val demkrata, ar sem Hillary er sterk, fari ekki saman vi a sem jin myndi kjsa.

a verur v frlegt a fylgjast me hvort a essar niurstur komi til me a hafa hrif niursturnar hj demmunum, ea hvort Hillary nr a sigra eins og flest bendir n til.


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Kynlfsferalg kvenna

a hefur gegnum rin miki veri skrifa um "kynlfstrismann", aallega v formi a karlar flykkist til kveinna landa (gjarna Asu, t.d. Filipseyja, Thailands svo dmi su nefnd) og hefur sitt snst hverjum, enda fir hafa mlt essum ferum bt.

En a er n eins og anna, a a eru ekki bara karlmenn sem leggjast "kynlfsferalg", a ekki hafi miki fari fyrir frttaflutningi af slkum trisma kvenna.

En vef The Globe and Mail m einmitt finna slka frsgn gr (sunnudag), en ar segir fr hvernig essum mlum er htta Kenya.ar kemurreyndarfram aarlend feramlayfirvld eru ekki mjg hrifin af essarivibt vi feramannaflruna, en vissulega ererfitt a sporna gegn essu.

Greinina m finna hr, en ar segir m.a.:

"They are on their first holiday to Kenya, a country they say is "just full of big young boys who like us older girls".

Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex."

"Also, the health risks are stark in a country with an AIDS prevalence of 6.9 per cent. Although condom use can only be guessed at, Julia Davidson, an academic at Nottingham University who writes on sex tourism, said that in the course of her research she had met women who shunned condoms -- finding them too "businesslike" for their exotic fantasies.

The white beaches of the Indian Ocean coast stretched before the friends as they both walked arm-in-arm with young African men, Allie resting her white haired-head on the shoulder of her companion, a six-foot-four 23-year-old from the Maasai tribe.

He wore new sunglasses he said were a gift from her.

"We both get something we want -- where's the negative?" Allie asked in a bar later, nursing a strong, golden cocktail."

""One type of sex tourist attracted the other," said one manager at a shorefront bar on Mombasa's Bamburi beach.

"Old white guys have always come for the younger girls and boys, preying on their poverty ... but these old women followed ... they never push the legal age limits, they seem happy just doing what is sneered at in their countries."

Experts say some thrive on the social status and financial power that comes from taking much poorer, younger lovers.

"This is what is sold to tourists by tourism companies -- a kind of return to a colonial past, where white women are served, serviced, and pampered by black minions," said Nottinghan University's Davidson."

""It's not love, obviously. I didn't come here looking for a husband," Bethan said over a pounding beat from the speakers.

"It's a social arrangement. I buy him a nice shirt and we go out for dinner. For as long as he stays with me he doesn't pay for anything, and I get what I want -- a good time. How is that different from a man buying a young girl dinner?""

a m ekki misskilja etta annig a g s a fordma essar konur, ea feralg eirra. g er frekar a benda a margt er lkt me skyldum, ef svo m segja, karlar og konur eru j tvr greinar af sama meiinum.

Konur eins og karlar, kaupa vndi, kaupa klmbl og horfa klmyndir og ar fram eftir gtunum, margar eirra hafa jafnvel fari "slustai".


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