Pandemonism – belief that every object (animate or inanimate), idea (abstract or concrete), and action is inhabited by its own independent supernatural spirit; worship spirits dwelling in all forms of nature; belief in a universe that is infused by an evil spirit.
Thursday’s questions were:
1. Who said: “To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.”?
2. On which hill was Jesus crucified?
3. What is the title of the poem which starts: They went with songs to the battle. . .
4. Who, in response to an observation that New Zealand soldiers didn’t salute very often said, “You should try waving to them. They always wave back.”?
5. It’s Elizabeth II’s birthday today – how old is she?
Points for answers:
Andrei got four (and a half if I count the general’s Christian name).
Gravedodger got four and a bonus for extra information.
Bearhunter got five which wins an electronic batch of hot cross buns. Is that three wins in a row?
PDM got three (and a bonus if it was really said to Montgomery).
Cadwallader got two right.
Adam got three (if I accept the g instead of a v in his second answer was a typo which can be blamed on the trauma of throat-ramming).
It’s Easter and it’s also Earth Day.
Christianity and the new religion coincide – or do they collide?
Holidays used to be holy days.
For Christians Good Friday still is, to varying degrees. To others it’s just the start of a long weekend.
Which ever it is, the thought that some people from the Department of Labour will be working today with the express purpose of stopping other people from working does not make sense.