Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am back

Flew back into Sydney last night. Have spent today trying to catch up with blogs. I did go shopping as I had emptied the refrigerator before leaving. Have still more to read.
Thanks for the messages, we did have a wonderful time.

Watched the American results in the motel room as snow was falling outside (this was in the last month of spring in NZ). They had the heaviest snow fall of the year and snow also fell in the suburbs where I intend to purchase my new home. I was, of course, ecstatic with Obama's election. Was disappointed to hear the result on Prop 8 in California.

Watched the NZ elections on Saturday night (well saw the newsbreaks) and was disappointed the conservatives won. Interesting that in a debate pre-election both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader (now Prime Minister elect) stated they were agnostic and did not believe in a God. That would not go down well in the USA.

Must do washing and housework tomorrow and the garden has run amok in just 10 days but hope to provide some more details and pics of my trip soon.

3 comments:

FranIAm said...

Glad to hear that you had a good trip!

You were very much on my mind as I heard the results of the NZ election. And you are so right - saying that you are agnostic wins you nothing in the US.

That is so sad to me- as if professing a belief in God means anything. Actions are what matter and from what I have seen, many of those actions by the so-called religious are not indicative of any kind of God I know and love.

Take for example - Prop 8.

Brian R said...

Thanks Fran
Yes, I strongly believe that actions are stronger than words and sadly often those who profess their religion most strongly have not been the best leaders.

Doorman-Priest said...

Welcome home.

I tend to think America could do with a touch more agnosticism myself.