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May 31, 2006

Life Speed

Over recent weeks we have been looking at th pace of life and whether we can be intentionally "slow" about different aspects. Recognising that we are caught up in a maelstrom of city life which demands greater efficiency and productivity, and relies on the "seize the day" mentality, we have been asking ourselves whether there is a cost to this restless lifestyle with its incessant calls for more/faster/better.

In the past week I came across a reference to Indian guides who said to western missionaries as they paused along a tropical trail, "We are giving time for our spirits to catch up with our bodies," and was caught up in the imagery. When we live life at such a pace, we eventually leave ourselves behind, as we aim to "keep up" with the expectations which others have created around us and for us.

We do so many things quickly now that we cannot think of one thing which we have permission to do slowly. We even have a quick nap, a quick break, and speed read. We pause for "a quick word of prayer", and a quick lunch. At speed, a rock will bounce across the surface of the water. To explore depths, speed is our enemy.

How many of us intentionally take time "for our spirits to catch up with our bodies"?

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May 30, 2006

Seen on a bumper sticker

"Lord, help me to be the person my psychiatrist medicates me to be."

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May 23, 2006

Forced Change

I have needed to change to accepting comments from only registered users because I am being spammed with over 100 comments a day. While I can filter them out (they don't hit the site), it is becoming a real headache. So... hopefully that won't deter you from making comments - even if it is a bit more convoluted.

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May 19, 2006

Truth in Advertising

Seen in Seattle a few weeks ago...
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May 16, 2006

It's enough to make you lose your cookies

Sesame Street has decided that Cookie monster is gay... well, no they haven't. It's even more bizarre than that. Rather Cookie Monster has repented and is no longer a glutton for cookies. Instead, in an effort to combat over-eating, Cookie Monster has been transformed into just a blue puppet that likes cookies. His trademark song has change from "C is for cookie" to "Cookies are a sometime food"!!! Can you believe it? I mean, they've totally gutted his personality! Taken away his raison d'etre!!

Let's be rational here... do we really think that children overeat simply because of Cookie Monster's obsession? Or that they will suddenly no longer desire them because of this change? My kids used to laugh at Cookie Monster, seeing him as a caricature. They never took him seriously, or sought to emulate his behaviour. I suspect that this act only shows the poverty of adult thinking, rather than the gullibility of children.

And in case you think this is a hoax, check it here.

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May 15, 2006

Clearing up misconceptions about Christianity (2)

and for the denominational questions... original link

The time has come for some kind of crib sheet for the confused and frightened, a handy, easy-to-use reference guide for identifying some of the key denominations, terms, and concepts in Christianity.


This is intended a simple "cheat sheet" for those confused and worried about the place of Christianity in America and, to a lesser extent, the contemporary world. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, only to help my secular friends as they navigate the confused waters of the world's largest religion.

Let's start with some of the terms that got Goldberg confused:

Premillenialism
This is the belief among some Christians that, ever since Jan. 1, 2000, it has no longer been possible, in the words of the Prince song, "to party like it's 1999." Postmillenialists are those Christians who believe that it will always be possible to do so, while Amillenialists believe that in this context, "1999" cannot be understood literally, but must be read as an allegorical term roughly meaning "a time at which it is especially appropriate to party."

Rapture
This was a #1 hit in 1980 for Blondie (#5 in the UK), from the otherwise underwhelming "Autoamerican" album. Many Christians now concede that the then-pioneering use of rap in the song sounds a little lame in retrospect. In their best-selling series of books about the song, "Left Behind (Parallel Lines)," Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye defend the rap verse's hip references to Grandmaster Flash and Fab Five Freddy, and maintain that when Jesus returns, all believers will be united in accepting that Blondie's cover of "The Tide Is High" is better than the original.

The Pope
The Pope is the President of Christianity. He is elected every four years by the Congress of Cardinals, which is divided into the Senate and the Holy House of Representatives. As president, the pope can veto important pieces of legislation, which he tends to do. The pope is also magical, and cannot be seen with the naked eye except for one hour on Christmas Eve every year.

The Bible
The Bible was written by God as a merchandising tie-in to His blockbuster film "The Ten Commandments." Each book of the Bible is named after a person who features prominently in it, for example, the Book of Numbers, which is named after Herschel Numbers, who invented numerals. The Bible was so successful that God wrote a sequel, "Bible II: On to Rome," now generally called "The New Testament." Protestants believe the Bible is literal and exactly true in every detail except the description of the Eucharist, while Catholics are not allowed to read the Bible.

Catholics
Catholics are the New York Yankees of Christianity. They are the biggest and wealthiest team, and their owner is intensely controversial (this makes St. Francis of Assisi the Derek Jeter of Catholicism: discuss). Catholics all wear matching uniforms, and are divided into "parishes," or "squadrons," to make choosing softball teams easier. Catholics are rigidly controlled by a hidebound hierarchy that starts with priests and ends with priests' housekeepers. Catholics are not allowed to read the Bible, eat meat, or refrain from worshipping statues.

Orthodox
For many years, American scholars believed the Orthodox were, like leprechauns, unicorns, and Eskimos, purely the product of the fanciful imaginations of medieval writers. Recent evidence leads us to tentatively conclude, however, that Eastern Orthodoxy may have somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 million adherents. Protestants tend to see the Orthodox as "Catholics with beards," while Catholics confess to a haunting sense that they are simply "Orthodox without beards."

The Protestant Reformation
This is the name historians give to a major labor dispute that erupted in Germany in 1517 when a group of monks hammered a proposed union contract to the door of the pope's house, requesting a 95 percent pay raise. The pope refused to negotiate with the monks union until it agreed to pay to have the door fixed, and the result was the world's longest-running strike. For nearly 500 years, a huge portion of Christians have been on strike from being Catholic, saying they are "justified" in their work stoppage because the pope won't expand the number of indulgences they get per year. Currently, the matter is in arbitration.

Calvinism
This theory was worked out by the French theologian and fashion designer John Calvin Klein, who argued that some people are predestined to be glamorous while others are doomed to be plain. America was founded by Calvinists, who sought to establish a country where they could pursue their belief that buckled hats were fashionable.

Fundamentalism
The belief that basic elements of play - like passing, ball handling, and defense - are the essential building blocks of a winning basketball team is generally referred to as "fundamentalism." The fundamentalists formulated their doctrine in the 1980s against the showy, heretical play of Magic Johnson's Los Angeles Lakers. Leading fundamentalist institutions include Bob Jones University and Syracuse. Larry Brown's failure to get the Knicks into the playoffs has been seen as a major setback for the cause of fundamentalism.

Baptism
Baptists are Christians who believe God can only be accessed by means of a swimming pool or, in some cases, a shallow outdoor stream. The first Baptist was John the Baptist, who was said to eat locusts and honey, although contemporary Baptists generally prefer barbecue. "Baptism" is also the term used to describe a key Christian ceremony, in which prospective members of the church are either initiated actually (Catholics, Orthodox, confused Protestants) or symbolically (Protestants, confused Catholics, religious studies professors). Catholics believe that anyone can perform a valid baptism, Orthodox believe that any Christian can, while Baptists, paradoxically, believe that only they can.

The Emerging Church
This is a term that refers to churches attended exclusively by white people in their 20s and 30s who have at least one tattoo or body piercing. Their distinguishing characteristics are a refreshing, "up to date" interpretation of Christianity, and a reluctance to directly answer questions.

The Nicene Creed
This statement of faith is the Christian Pledge of Allegiance, recited every Sunday in squadron meetings by Christians all over the globe. Adopted in the 4th century at the behest of Emperor Constantinople, it was designed to counter the influence of the Aryans, who argued that Jesus was German.

Touchdown Jesus
When professional athletes thank Jesus for helping them win a game, this is the Jesus they're referring to.

The Trinity
This is the Christian expression of God, who Christians say is personified by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Not all Christians accept this: Unitarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, and some Pentecostals reject trinitarianism, as do Muslims. Interestingly, while this does not mean Pentecostals are Muslim, it does mean that Muslims are Jehovah's Witnesses. St. Augustine famously summed up the difficulty of comprehending the Trinity when he recounted a dream in which a small boy told him he would need a bigger bucket if he wanted to bail out the ocean.

Sex
Christians are not permitted to have sex. This unpopular doctrine was formulated by Pope Lactose LX at the Council of Disney in 1439. Despite this restriction, Christians have managed to increase their ranks to the point where there are roughly 2 billion of them. Scholars attribute this to the competitive health benefits and generous "flex time" arrangements offered by Christianity.

Heaven
Heaven is a term referring to the ultimate destiny of a certain number of souls. Depending on who you listen to, heaven is either: where all of us will end up (Origen); where many of us will end up (St. Gregory of Nyssa); where some of us will end up (John Calvin); where a small portion of us have, in some sense, already ended up (John of Leyden); where precisely 144,000 of us will end up (Charles Taze Russell); or where Jack Chick will end up (Jack Chick). Theologian Belinda Carlisle once posited that "Ooh, baby, heaven is a place on earth," but explorers combing the globe have yet to confirm this.

The Devil
Although the Devil - also known as Satan, Lucifer, the Father of Lies, and, to his friends, "Hef" - is mentioned numerous times in Bible II, most Christians today are uncomfortable with belief in a literal, personal demonic entity. Instead, they prefer to think of the Devil primarily as the potential for wickedness that exists within all human beings or, in some cases, as an especially unreasonable landlord.

I hope this helps clear up some easily-made misconceptions about Christianity. If there are any questions about other doctrines or concepts, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Clearing up misconceptions about Christianity (1)

original link

Jesus
Jesus H. Christ (1-33 C.E.) invented Christianity during a Spring Break road trip to Jerusalem in the company of his friends. Jerusalem, though, had been the site of severe Spring Break disturbances during the previous year, and the local authorities took a dim view of anyone starting a new religion.

Beyond the fact that Christians really, really like him, scholars, historians, and professional athletes can agree on little else. Some maintain that Jesus was a secular revolutionary who never intended to found a religion; others that Jesus was perfectly conscious of his mission, and that the Bible is a reliable guide to his earthly ministry. Others go very far in their rejection of traditional Christian interpretations of Jesus, to the point of suggesting he never existed; still others, confusingly, insist that Jesus did exist, we're just not aware of it yet. And finally others say his name wasn't Jesus at all, but rather Josh.

Here are thumbnail views of what the major Christian denominations believe about Jesus:

THE ORTHODOX believe that Jesus is both God and Son of God, fully God and fully human, coeternal with the other two Persons of the Trinity, and that his death on the cross provides the means by which human beings can attain salvation.

CATHOLICS believe pretty much the same thing as the Orthodox, but add that Jesus has chosen the pope to be team captain.

LUTHERANS believe pretty much the same thing as the Orthodox, but believe that under no circumstances would Jesus ever choose a creep like the pope to be team captain.

UNITARIANS believe Jesus was a dedicated social worker; the first feminist; the first environmentalist; the first advocate of tolerance between all human beings; who nonetheless managed to enrage the Roman government to the point where it killed him by nailing him to a tree.

ANGLICANS believe essentially what Catholics, Orthodox, and Lutherans believe, but argue that if God did choose a team captain, it probably would have been C.S. Lewis.

FUNDAMENTALISTS believe that everything God wanted us to do is spelled out in easy to understand detail in the book he wrote, except the part about the Eucharist, which was obviously a case of God being a bit fanciful.

THE AMISH believe that it's time to stop making fun of them for riding in horse-drawn buggies instead of cars, and point out that the Mennonites are much bigger bunch of tools.

METHODISTS believe that the Wesley Brothers wrote such awesome songs it necessitated secession from the Church of England.

PURITANS believe you're going to hell, and they're kind of happy about it.

THE JUSTICE LEAGE OF AMERICA believes the Joker will stop at nothing to rob Gotham Central Bank, and fears he has enlisted Lex Luthor to help him.

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May 14, 2006

Da Vinci Code

This coming week’s launch of the movie based on ‘The Da Vinci Code’ has been the subject of increasing media speculation and reflection on the claims made in the book about the nature of the Holy Grail and the life of Jesus. On the back of this we have been informed of the discovery of previously “hidden” gospels which serve to reinforce the idea that the church has ‘got it wrong’ and that the real story of Jesus has been hidden by a conspiracy within the church. It is worth reflecting on the media publicity and traction which such stories are able to obtain.
There are two sides to this story – and it is easy to miss one when being defensive. The popularity of such books reflects an interest in spiritual matters, born of a gnawing suspicion that the materialistic world in which we live is not providing us with the peace of mind and sense of value which we had hoped. Far from being satisfied with the secular, millions exhibit an interest in the spiritual. At the same time, however, there is a deep and long-held suspicion about the church and institutional faith. Many of Dan Brown’s readers have probably turned their dissatisfied backs on the church, yet remain puzzled and intrigued by the Jesus whom the church seeks to proclaim. But institutional and formulaic faith has left them empty, particularly with its historic emphasis on hierarchical and patriarchal religion.
Many of Brown’s readers are not interested in knowing that the theories which underpin his novel have little to no historical credibility. In comparison with the Jesus of the church, at least this one is intriguing. Similarly, the recent ‘discoveries’ of the Gnostic gospels also suggests that there are other options to the Jesus who is captive to the church. It does no good to suggest that most of these readers may have never read the canonical gospels – these are considered to be represented in the church’s life and mission.
There is a clear credibility gap. One might dare suggest that there are many aspects of the life of Jesus as represented in the biblical narratives which offer far more intrigue and challenge than the Jesus presented by the church today, particularly in light of some of the rationale adopted to justify the war on Iraq. The Jesus of the church has a credibility problem because the church does. It is a position which we have engendered ourselves, given our declaration of custody of the truth.
There are two approaches available to us: to point out what is wrong with the movie, and reinforce the notion that the church has no reason to change, or to acknowledge that the Jesus of the gospels is different from both the image presented by Brown, and by the church at large.
And let us pray that the true Jesus might be found.

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May 12, 2006

Up in the air

A recent flight from Seattle to LA began in the clearest of skies. The weather was warm and the sun shining over Mount Rainier, illuminating it with a rare beauty as we bade farewell to Washington State on our journey home. The view from the skies offers a unique perspective on the landscape: rugged mountains, quilted fields growing all manner of foods which will reach tables across the nation (and beyond), as well as provide income for the farming families. One can even make out - for a short time – cars snaking their way south on the I-5: like ants at a picnic streaming to or from the food source. The concerns of the drivers, the farmers, and the lives of many others embroidered as tiny stitches in the landscape, are invisible from 20,000 feet. They weave a unique pattern, exuding a calm and rhythm often missing in the face-to-face encounters.

As we neared our destination, a significant cloud layer took shape below. Our flight continued smoothly in clear blue skies, above a soft carpet of cloud - this peaceful space above the clouds. It was not until we commenced descent into Los Angeles that the realities masked by the cloud layer loomed into view. It began as our plane dipped its wings through the cotton layer, briefly jolting us out of a disconnected comfort before submerging into a different reality. We moved from bright sunshine to a cloudy gloom, from clear skies to polluted air, leaving behind the unhindered freeways of the skies to engage with the clogged arterials of urban LA.

The spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing invites us to welcome that clouded space between two realities: between the grounded grittiness of daily life, and the deepest yearning for something transcendent. During those transitional moments between clear sky and urban sprawl, we were immersed in a nether-world, a space without context or meaning, where pilot and craft are guided by instruments informed by signals from far-away places. In the spiritual journey, it is where we are invited to discover realities hidden from the eye – to know and to experience God at work – above and below.

I reflected on the ways that we are called to learn to live in transition through the cloud, able to reach those places ‘above the maelstrom of life’, where a new perspective can be gained, where refreshment can be found, where we can be in touch with our deep humanity, and draw it out afresh from the tangle of pressures which engulf us daily. But this is not a place where we can live perpetually. We are refreshed and renewed to reenter daily life with renewed perspective, a deepened humanity, with the aim of bringing such peace into the life ‘below the clouds’.

To walk by faith is to acknowledge realities which exist beyond our senses, and to recognise that they exist in the present and as possibilities for our future. To live with the knowledge of both realities equally present is the daily challenge we face.

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May 09, 2006

Trapped Miners Freed

One story has dominated news in Australia for the past two weeks: the collapsed mine shaft in Beaconsfield Tasmania which killed one miner and left two trapped nearly a kilometre underground on ANZAC Day (April 25). These two miners walked free this morning after 14 days trapped in a tiny and confined space. The scenes of jubilation in the town reverberated around the country. Broad smiles, tears flowing, hugging and cheering greeted these two men - Todd Russell and Brant Webb, who walked from the mine entrance and were ushered away by ambulance - doors opened wide for all to see and greet. They were in remarkable health and spirits for such an ordeal.

One barely-noticed aspect of their release was their first act after acknowledging the crowd with raised arms: they did what every miner does after leaving the mine shaft - take their name tag and put it back in place to indicate that they were no longer in the mine. It seems a rather trivial act. After all, there is little doubt that they were free. Hardly a soul near some form of media outlet would not know that they were no longer below surface. So why would they attend to such a mundane act?
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I imagine that it was this act which helped sustain them through some of the darkest moments. The symbolism of this act carries a unique power - it declares their freedom, and the end of their captivity. It also places their ordeal within the framework of the ordinary, declaring some sense of power over it. They left the mine not as those rescued from disaster, but as men who had completed a set task. They had even taken time to shower before reaching the surface, as I imagine they would ordinarily do at the end of a shift.

When our third child was hospitalised, his life held on a slender thread, our feelings were encapsulated in two simple images. When it was all over, were we going to celebrate his birth with a funeral or a dedication service? These two symbols declared two different futures, and depicted both our hopes and our fears in the midst of deep inner turmoil in the face of our son's fragility. The struggle would end, we imagined, with one or the other. Life or death. When I watched the two men perform this simple routine, it was this memory which came to mind.

"It was only a symbol," some might say. Yet its power can be easily understated. It is these things which sustain us in our darkest moments: dreaming of a hug and kiss from the wife; playing football on the weekend; a nice cold beer at the pub. These were some of the images to which the miners referred in their struggles underground. It was not so much the act itself, but what it represented that was important: life, freedom, release.

The footage of their first moments was played at least four times on every news service tonight. The miners made their own statements in the symbols they chose, as we all do in our own different ways.

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May 08, 2006

A slow thought....

We commenced a series last night looking at life's pace and its impact on us. Our starting point was exploring the things that we do quickly. The list was startling, embracing almost everything that we do. We race from the time we get out of bed in the morning until our head hits the pillow at night. But it doesn't stop there... how often have we "had a quick nap"? We even sleep quickly, cutting down on hours of sleep, pushing ourselves so hard until we stop - and only when we stop do we sleep. Is there anything we do slowly, with intention?

The impacts are obvious: higher stress and anxiety levels, growing evidence of chronic fatigue, higher rates of mental illness, more relationship breakdown... the list goes on. We have been lulled into thinking that to "seize the day", and to not let opportunities slip by, means that we are called to push ourselves to extremes.

Prominent Baptist preacher F.W.Boreham speaks of a theology of sleep, one he practised routinely. I cannot remember ever hearing a sermon on sleep, but plenty on being prepared to seize the moment. The balance has been missing. Universally we admitted that we have succumbed to the pace, being caught up in its ever-increasing intensity. Even rocks skim the surface when travelling at the right speed, never plumbing the depths until it slows its pace. If we are to touch the deep places of our lives, to be in touch with our deep humanity, our deep spirituality, we need to resist the pressures which speed everything up for us.

To do one thing slowly - with intention - in the coming week, this is the challenge we adopted. Just one thing? How difficult can that be?

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May 07, 2006

Personal Identity

For people without wealth in pre-industrialised society, personal identity was derived from their daily activities, from their occupations. Family names such as Smith, Fletcher, Farmer and Cutler remind us of this. Today this is no longer true: in consumer society people attempt to create an identity not from what they produce but from what they consume. We do not expect that people will take to naming themselves "John Sports Utility" or "Barbara Georgian Mansion", yet in consumer society we behave in ways which are only marginally less obtuse. In the words of one of the world's largest producers of consumer products:
... the brand defines the consumer. We are what we wear, what we eat, what we drive. Each of us in this room is a walking compendium of brands. The collection of brands we choose to assemble around us have become amongst the most direct expressions of our individuality - or more preciselh, our deep psychological need to identify ourselves with others.

- Clive Hamilton, Growth Fetish, p 70

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May 05, 2006

Top Ten Issues Facing Families Today

Lifeway magazine has just completed release of results of its on-line survey into the Top Ten Issues Facing today's family. The results are an interesting reflection on priorities:

10. Materialism: "The placing in high regard of ownership and consumption as a family priority."

9. Balance of Work and Family: "The rising pressure to invest more of one's energy in work at the expense of family."

8. Negative Media Influences: "The growing influx of destructive images and messages into the home."

7. Lack of Communication: "The increasing abbreviation or near elimination of meaningful family member interaction."

6. Financial Pressures: "The chronic misuse of debt and/or mismanagement of financial resources."

5. Lack of Discipline: "The death of respectful behavior as a norm in our schools, churches, and families."

4. Lack of a Father Figure: "The absence of a father in the home or lack of strong participation in the family."

3. Busyness: "The participation in numerous activities crowding out quality family fellowship."

2. Divorce: "The ongoing wave of broken marriages and families both within the church and without."

1. Anti-Christian Culture: "The stripping away of Christian heritage and traditional values."

The results reflect a very insular and self-absorbed culture, inasmuch as it demonstrates Western priorities.

I wonder, however, whether the order reflects something of our misguided priorities. We think that the challenge is to be addressed first by changing the culture of the wider community, when the reality is (as reflected in issues 10 and 9) that we have - by our own choice - absorbed and owned that culture to our detriment. There is a deep interrelatedness to these articulated concerns, the solution to which can be found within the choices that we make at first. Instead we too often find the church and christians buying in (literally) to the rat-race consumptive lifestyle at the neglect of our own humanity, let alone our own faith. The coincidence of christian wellbeing with material success has disempowered us so much that we are at the mercy of advertisers who are constantly telling us that we are inadequate as a catalyst for purchasing their product. The end result is that we discover that the product does not deliver, our financial strain is worse, and we are still without a deep sense of our identity and value. We need to be able to articulate and evidence the alternative which reflects the values of Jesus and the kingdomg of God. We are too busy rendering to Caesar, it seems.

When touring the Space Needle in Seattle last week, I was stunned to hear the elevator operator (who called herself our "shuttle commander" - which made me decidedly nervous) suggesting that we visit their gift shop before leaving, whereupon she promised that "you will find the most wondrous gifts and souvenirs that you will ever find in your entire life..." and that "every gift you buy is going to bring you joy. And we're talking about joy that you can't put a price on... but we do..." Funnily enough noone else in the elevator blinked or blanched at the thought.

I wonder if we were to globalise this "top ten" and look at it from the inside out, what we might put at the top of the list?

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May 04, 2006

Losing money ... big time!

Read last weekend that Bill Gates lost $3 billion(US!) in one day, as a result of the collapse in Microsoft's share price. Microsoft lost something like $32 billion in one day when investors marked down its share price. The reason? Because Microsoft indicated that it was prepared to take some short term pain for long term gain. All the while forecasting an increase in sales performance of over 10%! I wonder what that says about our expectations for wealth and its ability to satisfy?

The fact that Gates is worth more than something like the 30 poorest countries in the world highlights something of the challenge facing the world in terms of income distribution and access to basic life requisites. Bill and Melinda Gates have taken a substantial personal interest in health problems in the poorest countries and are making a substantial investment in addressing the challenge of Malaria, a disease for which there is no money to be made by pharmaceutical corporations, largely because the main sufferers are from these poorest nations. Over 3 million people are infected each year, of which about 500,000 die. When the Gates gave an initial donation of $30 million, the researchers were agog - it would multiply the amount of money available to researching the disease. Apparently the Gates give more money to foreign aid than the US government.

So, how does losing $3 billion in one day affect a guy like this? Well, apart from the fact that it was only a "paper" loss, it would diminish his wealth by about 2%. But then, with still over $40 billion up his sleeve, I don't think he'll have to change what he eats for breakfast - or where he decides to eat it.

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