Amazing coloured photos of the four Romanov daughters

I’ve just been reading Helen Rappaport’s excellent book Four Sisters again, about the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia.

While doing some research on the interweb, I found this stunning image of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.


P.S. Just after I published this post, I noticed that this image is the actually the front cover of the current edition of the book. Whoops! One of the problems with using an eReader.

History according to creationists #1

“No fairy story in #Bible. #Israel, same geographical location w/ same beliefs” – @joecienkoski, 19/10/2010 @ 14:07

He’s not the first to use this as proof of the the bible, and any explanation of what self-fulfilling prophecy doesn’t get you anywhere.

Well let’s start off dismissing this as pathetic with a short history. Israel was created in 1948 by the United Nations, and unless God has a seat on the U.N then it’s bollocks.

Didn’t take long to refute did it. But let’s just take a moment to work through the logic of Israel’s creation in 1948 being all down to the christian God.

The creation of Israel is directly linked to the Holocaust of the Second World War, so that’s six million deaths deaths. Without the Second World War there wouldn’t have been a Holocaust, so let’s use the lower estimate of 52 million deaths in that conflict, including 40 million civilians, to make YHWH look less of a blood thirsty bastard.

But hang on one moment, that world war wouldn’t have happened without the First World War so that throws 15 million more into the dead toll.

So God allowed 67 million people to die. And I haven’t even mentioned the millions who were injured, raped, tortured, left homeless, lost sons, daughters, fathers, mothers and in the case of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have slow, painful for many years to come.

This is the price worth paying just to create the modern state of Israel?

Have I missed anything out Fundies?