Category Archives: Visual Arts

Pic of the day: Aggressive male hippos fight for territory under incredible African night-sky

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Pic of the day: A view from Colditz Castle by British prisoner of war Major William Anderson

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Pic of the day: A couple of cats that I happen to like

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Pic of the day: Japanese maple tree

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Pic of the day: Faroe Islands

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Where I want to live, vol. 49: Cliff-top luxury cottage in Christchurch, Dorset, England

A beautiful cottage-style house in Dorset, England: Front view of the large house: The interior of the house: More details here.

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Pic of the day: Latest image beamed back from Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

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Pic of the day: Irrefutable evidence for the existence of God

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‘BBC Trust’ rules BBC impartial and fair when calling religious people ‘stupid’ and the Old Testament ‘hogwash’

‘BBC Trust’ rules BBC impartial and fair when calling religious people ‘stupid’ and the Old Testament ‘hogwash’ Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman offended viewers by referring to “religious hogwash” and “stupid people” while discussing creation and the Old Testament with Richard … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Cormorant devours huge cod whole in Skagen, Denmark

Cormorants can swallow creatures up to two-and-a-half feet long.  Records have shown that one bird was once found to have an 11-and-a-half-inch kitten in its stomach. More here.

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Pic of the day: Christ in Majesty by David Clayton

Christ in Majesty by David Clayton.

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Pic of the day: Locked in combat, mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give her cubs safe passage across river

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New Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, an over-long, boring, “pretentious mess” that’s far too violent for children

Here’s why: The Dark Knightmare: It’s bottom-numbingly long, the baddie is a mumbling bore and the plot is a pretentious mess — even Batman can’t escape this disaster and: Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: The Song of Solomon for biblical literalists

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Pic of the day: The parable of the sower in stained glass, Canterbury Cathedral

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Pic of the day: Icon of Father Zhao Rong by Chinese artist Ken Jan Woo

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A pictorial representation of Atheism

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What atheistic Communism has most obviously done for China: A visual presentation

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Pic of the day: Great new fragrance for Presbyterian men

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Pic of the day: Zombie hunting permit

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Pic of the day: Hazy day in China

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Pic of the day: Eastern & Oriental Railway, Thailand

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Pic of the day: Sunrise at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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The tale of Jephthah

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Writers’ quote of the day: Snoopy on rejection slips

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