Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pope Francis: Atheists can be welcome in Heaven

By David Chutlashvili

I'm an atheist and of course, I don't think that paradise and hell exist. I don't believe in god. But I think these words are good. Catholicism is very widespread in all the world. Many developing countries are Catholic. In the past, majority of the population was very aggressive in these countries and the victims of this aggression were atheists who had "no chance" to be "welcome" in paradise. Probably, these words of Pope Francis have improved their life. Pope Francis isn't always progressive, but these words were courageous and very useful. The atheists can be more rarely prosecuted after this speechAnd I think this is really very good.

Pope Francis said: 

"You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.” (Source: La Repubblica, 11 September, 2013)



Pope Francis. Image via YOU TUBE



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Donald Trump want to 'kill' women and girls in developing countries

By David Chutlashvili

President Donald Trump signed an anti-abortion executive order that has very dangerous consequences for women’s reproductive health access in developing countries and conflict zones. 

"Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion ― even if U.S. dollars are not specifically used for abortion-related services. The United States spends about $600 million a year on international assistance for family planning and reproductive health programs, making it possible for 27 million women and couples to access contraceptive services and supplies. None of that money is spent on performing abortions. The Helms amendment has prevented U.S. tax dollars from funding overseas abortions since 1973. Proponents of the global gag rule believe the policy is nevertheless still necessary, arguing that Helms isn’t strong enough by itself. The executive order is one of the first Trump has signed since taking office. Sitting in the Oval Office Monday, he also signed ones freezing federal hiring and withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal," reports HUFFINGTONPOST.

Trump’s executive order could be deadly for women and girls worldwide, who often resort to dangerous methods of ending their pregnancies when they lack access to safe abortion. According to HUFFINGTONPOST, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 21 million women a year have unsafe abortions in developing countries and conflict zones, accounting for about 13 percent of all maternal deaths. 

What can we say, dear friends? Nothing. Yes. Often I can say nothing and now I can say nothing. I'm lost for words. This message is extremely shocking. Probably, Trump is a very dangerous man and these aren't empty words. This is a fact. Every life has no price for Trump. Two or three dollars are more important for him than a woman who dies and wants to live. 

America, wake up! Wake up! Open your eyes! Never forget who your president is. 



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Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday in the Oval Office. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Study: Now are 8 men richer than half of the world population

By David Chutlashvili

Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big business and the super-rich are fuelling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics. It calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economies so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few. 

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: 

“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day.  Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy. Across the world, people are being left behind. Their wages are stagnating yet corporate bosses take home million dollar bonuses; their health and education services are cut while corporations and the super-rich dodge their taxes; their voices are ignored as governments sing to the tune of big business and a wealthy elite.” 

"Our broken economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite at the expense of the poorest in society, the majority of whom are women. The richest are accumulating wealth at such an astonishing rate that the world could see its first trillionaire in just 25 years.  To put this figure in perspective – you would need to spend $1 million every day for 2738 years to spend $1 trillion. Public anger with inequality is already creating political shockwaves across the globe. Inequality has been cited as a significant factor in the election of Donald Trump in the US, the election of President Duterte in the Philippines, and Brexit in the UK. Seven out of 10 people live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality in the last 30 years.  Between 1988 and 2011 the incomes of the poorest 10 percent increased by just $65 per person, while the incomes of the richest 1 percent grew by $11,800 per person – 182 times as much,Oxfam reports.

Byanyima said: 

“The millions of people who have been left behind by our broken economies need solutions, not scapegoats. That is why Oxfam is setting out a new common sense approach to managing our economies so that they work for the majority and not just the fortunate few.”


“Governments are not helpless in the face of technological change and market forces.  If politicians stop obsessing with GDP, and focus on delivering for all their citizens and not just a wealthy few, a better future is possible for everyone.”

Probably we will soon live in a cruel world, where everything is ruled by a gigantic company, like Weyland-Yutani Corporation. This corporation will have secret services, soldiers, spaceships, and we will work for miserable cents like Fiorina 161 prisoners. Alien 3 will be our horrible reality soon. This tragic future awaits us when we will believe in God and will not do anything against the growing social inequality.

The world’s 8 richest people are, in order of net worth:

1. Bill Gates: America founder of Microsoft (net worth $75 billion)

2. Amancio Ortega: Spanish founder of Inditex which owns the Zara fashion chain (net worth $67 billion)

3. Warren Buffett: American CEO and largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway (net worth $60.8 billion)

4. Carlos Slim Helu: Mexican owner of Grupo Carso (net worth: $50 billion)

5. Jeff Bezos: American founder, chairman and chief executive of Amazon (net worth: $45.2 billion)

6. Mark Zuckerberg: American chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook (net worth $44.6 billion)

7. Larry Ellison: American co-founder and CEO of Oracle  (net worth $43.6 billion)

8. Michael Bloomberg: American founder, owner and CEO of Bloomberg LP (net worth: $40 billion)

Oxfam’s calculations are based on global wealth distribution data provided by the Credit Suisse Global 



Alien 3. Image via Blumhouse



Sunday, January 15, 2017

The absolutely unbelievable blue city that came out of a dream

By David Chutlashvili

In the north of Morocco, there is a small town called Chefchaouen. This unbelievable place can be called a ’blue dream,’ since the old part of it is filled with buildings painted in all shades of blue — from light blue to aquamarine.

This beautiful coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about afterlife. 

These Jewish refugees were not fanatics. They were freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists. They had poetic ideas about life after death. 

This is a long-standing tradition in Chefchaouen; All buildings are painted blue, although these Jewish refugees are no longer alive. But there is no fanaticism in this beautiful city. Chefchaouen lives very quietly.

This small city proves that when humanity will survive, only with the help of poetry and cultural exchange.