The Weekend

Apologies for the lateness of this post, and the techy ones before it… I thought I should probably post a quick summary of the weekend! On Friday night we went to see “The Simpsons Movie”. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, as short TV shows don’t always translate well to the big screen. But it was absolutely hilarious – if you like the Simpsons, you should go and see it! It’s really funny, definitely one of the funniest movies I’ve seen this year.

On Saturday we didn’t do a huge amount really – it was fairly busy with shopping and sorting out a few bits and pieces, in the evening we just crashed out and watched a DVD.

On Sunday we went to Fordham in the morning, and then in the evening we went round to Karen & Steve’s to see them and Alex. We ended up watching “The Princess Bride” because Phil hadn’t seen it before… I have to say, although it’s not my favourite film ever it is quite watchable! It’s got some great lines and is good fun.

Anyway. Over the weekend I managed to finish off “The Twilight of Atheism”. It’s a really good book, although not quite what I expected: there is no defending of religion as such, but Alister McGrath goes into the details of how atheism became a fairly mainstream worldview, and then how its failings led to its demise in the second half of the 20th century. All in all I’d say this was good reading for anyone interested in the history of atheism and how it relates to culture (at least from a Christian perspective!).

Right, that’s all for now.

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