Just been sent this by a friend. Don't you just love it!
All fighting over a Jewish baby!
Meanwhile, one of my favourite blogs, Archbishop Cranmer (who has won so many awards, he probably doesn't know what to do with them) has asked five people to 'meme' their eight wishes for 2008. And, believe it or not, I am one of the 8.
So these are my 8 wishes for 2008
1) That I will be able to see more of my husband who is Europe’s first professor of Transpersonal Psychology, based at Liverpool John Moores University, and as such can’t come to Israel as often as I would like.
2) That Islam will revert to its intellectual greatness of the 9th to 12th centuries (especially in Spain and Persia) and start interpreting the Qu’ran metaphorically, as they used to, as well as develop a theology of diaspora, as others have learned to do.
3) That censorship and self-censorship will cease in the UK, so that Christmas is celebrated and Britain becomes proud once more of its Christian heritage, and that the country’s Muslim minority recognizes how lucky it is to live there.
4) That people bear in mind that there are only 12 million Jews in the world, 6 million of whom live in Israel, and that we aren’t a threat to anyone.
5) That people realize that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. That the survivors picked themselves up, brushed themselves off and determined to make a better life for themselves and their children, many of them in Israel.
6) That many of us wish the Palestinians well and hope that next time around they vote for an entity that doesn’t want to wipe us off the face of the earth.
7) That people come to visit Haifa, one of the world’s great success stories of harmonious living between creeds, religions, ethnic groups, nationalities and colours
8) That the Orthodox Jewish communities of the world make a point of opening up to their neighbours and not wait for others to fight their battles for them.
And these are Archbishop Cranmer's 8 wishes:
And these are the 8 wishes of Ms Snuffleupagus, also cited by Cranmer:
Now, she sounds like a really serious teacher! Hope for Britain, yet.