• In search of silence

    Anton D'Amato

    I uploaded the draft of this post a week ago, but never had I imagined I would find myself reflecting, in silence, about the loss of someone I knew fondly and whose loss will be felt so much. It was simply waiting for publication, thinking to myself whether I should ...

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  • A humorous moral(e)

    Nadia Delicata

    “All jokes are grievances” claimed the media guru Marshall McLuhan… or, if I dare improve on the Master’s kernel of wisdom, “Good jokes are grievances.”   A sobering thought to begin a post on humour… but to prove my point that ROTFL kind-of-jokes are really thinly-veiled gripes against perceived wrongs, ...

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  • A day without laughter is a day wasted

    Rosienne Farrugia

    I must say that writing about ‘Humour’ is not easy. The first thing that passed through my mind was ‘What is there to write about… except maybe give a definition which anyone can find for themselves in a dictionary?’ So I looked the word up in a dictionary – in ...

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  • Humour is a state of mind

    Angele Galea

    I had just started my first day at secondary school, when it hit me. I remember very clearly the moment I thought to myself “ I’m going to make these girls laugh so they’ll like me and become my friends”. Great wisdom at age 10, I think. It worked, so I relaxed into a ...

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  • An app for everything… The Bible too!

    Stefan Buttigieg

    The revolution that has happened in our daily lives when it comes to mobile technology in the last few decades has been unprecedented. We used to carry mobile phones whose main role was to receive,send SMS and for calling. We are now in the era of smartphones we have the ...

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  • If Jesus did not laugh, can we?

    David Cilia

    “Jesus did not laugh!” was the conviction of my former Seminary Rector, and he was serious about it and had always a sober demeanor to prove it!  On the other hand my great uncle priest, who died at 91 years of age, had no qualms about sharing a good laugh ...

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  • A space for dialogue

    Andre Debattista

    Pluralism strengthens the exchange of opinions. A healthy pluralist society is conducive towards the creation of a marketplace of ideas where individuals and groups can participate more actively in the social, economic and political life of their community. Dialogue should be one of the cornerstones of such a society. Unfortunately ...

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  • Fools? For Christ’s Sake!

    Carlo Calleja

    Like the ringmaster who enthusiastically introduces the clowns’ act between the trapeze artists’ and lion tamers’ daring stunts, contemporary culture is heralding the entrée of clowns into the circus of today’s world. The clown, the harlequin, the unlearned, the madman, the tramp, the fool: the common denominator here is a ...

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  • Any LOLs in the New Testament?

    Paul Sciberras

    I picked up Even-Shoshan (that’s the Hebrew Old Testament Concordance) and looked up ההה (pronounced ‘hahaha’) … nothing. I tried חחח (with the harsher h, pronounced ‘chachacha’) … nothing … no LOLs in Hebrew :(!! So I tried my luck with Moulton-Geden (the Greek New Testament Concordance) and looked up ...

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