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Spandau Ballet – Through the barricade

This song is so 80s. I still remember the great crush I had for Tony Hadley. But my ex-bf told me that he is gay, not that it matters. LOL. All men who are so handsome like Tony Hadley are probably gay, ok? But I just discovered from his official site he has a family and three children. Hmm….I had been misinformed for so many decades.

This song is one of my favourite from Spandau Ballet. In fact, it has a haunting tune that you don’t get tired of listening. Not like Spandau Ballet’s other songs like Gold, True, Only When You Leave and etc.

According to what I read on the net, the lyrics is about the relationship of a Catholic and a Protestant in Northern Ireland, where these two Christians denominations used to kill each other and are enemies. Hmm….I wonder what cause them to fight over the One God? Never bother to find out because religions can get pretty stupid when their followers try to outdo each other in being God’s favoured followers. It has been like that 4,000 years ago and then, 2,000 years ago and until today, people are still fighting and killing each other over religions. (‘kill’ does not necessary mean lives but other aspects)

These people never learnt from the examples of Jesus’s disciples who were already arguing even before Jesus was dead. Jesus told them that He will die soon and disciples started arguing over who would take over Jesus’s place. Jesus told them that the one that serves, be a servant, humble, the one who is willing to wash feet, the lowest ranking of all people. But do we learn? No, we don’t. We always think we have to live up to that facade.

Which brings me to what I actually wanted to rant. I sometimes feel like telling people that it is they that I should be praying for when they go on and on and on and on and on about their worries on someone they know that has ‘left the church’. It is kind of sad that people failed to see the more important things like faith, hope, love, life and etc but instead, they focus on the hierarchy, rituals, territory, groupies and all those ‘alphabet soup’. So many times, I wish to say, “DOH!!!!! Does it matter as long as the person is still living a life that is considered ‘straight and good?'”. But nope, we are all brought up to tell white lies, be hypocrites, say things expected from us, pretend to put on an understanding facial expression and say, “Yes…indeed, let’s pray that he will come back to the church.”

We are all indeed hypocrites. Yes, we are. You have a good weekend, ok? (bah, not that I care…it is just a ‘pretend to be nice’ wishes)

Clever advice from The Obnoxious 5xmom : It doesn’t pay to be anal over things because you only end up constipated.




5 Responses to “Spandau Ballet – Through the barricade”

  1. Arguing over who is the best…
    I guess human beings can’t stop comparing and beating each other even over family, relationship, work, religion…

    I am not a Christian, when I start to question ppl over what is wrong with being normal instead of best, they would think I am loser or a ngam cham Christian.
    Religion maybe the most abused by human.

  2. malaysians will need visas to visit the united kingdom, WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS?, BECAUSE OF A STUPID GOVERNMENT. THANK YOU BODOWI AND UMNO.WILL AUSTRALIA, N.Z. AND OTHER EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES FOLLOW SUIT, HAVE WE BECOME THE PARIAHS OF THE WORLD. ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION.
    Visa plan for ‘risky’ visitors.
    One of the risks posed is the possession of bogus passports
    The government has warned 11 countries that their citizens will need visas to visit the UK unless they “significantly reduce” the risk they pose.

    Listed are Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, Malaysia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Swaziland, and Trinidad and Tobago.

    A Home Office report identifies bogus passports, criminal acts and terrorism as possible risks posed by visitors.

    It says the new visa requirements could become law by early 2009.

    The new countries on the visa list have a combined population of more than 300 million – nearly 5% of the world’s population.

    We need to decide how to widen the visa net. We cannot and will not shy away from going wider

    Liam Byrne, immigration minister

    If visas are imposed on them, 80% of the world’s population will be subject to visa entry requirements in order to visit the UK.

    Because Britain is a member of the EU, citizens of European countries do not need visas to visit the UK.

    Border and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said: “We need to decide how to widen the visa net.

    “We cannot and will not shy away from going wider and will, whenever we think there is a risk to the UK.”

    ‘Evidence of change’

    He said the government will now “work with” the countries over the next six months in an effort to reduce the risks.

    “If they are able to show evidence of change then there will be no need to introduce a visa regime,” said Mr Byrne.

    The criteria for the Home Office’s Visa Waiver Test included looking at passport security and integrity; the degree of co-operation over deportation or the removal of a country’s nationals from the UK.

    Levels of illegal working in the UK and other immigration abuses, levels of crime and the risk of a visitor committing a terrorist act were also considered.
    ARE MALAYSIANS NOW “TERRORISTS”, “A RISK”
    READ IT HERE
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7499713.stm

  3. agree, totally agree, 100% agree…

    p/s : like that song too, my time song also .. he he

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  4. My personal opinion is that….Back slighting in our religious pursue are just pit stops to re-explore the earthly bitterness so that we may come back more appreciative of the SWEETNESS of GOD..Amen!

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  5. this quote is funny:

    “Clever advice from The Obnoxious 5xmom : It doesn’t pay to be anal over things because you only end up constipated.”

    LOLx

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