In 2016 I started with writing articles on this website. In a certain way I had hoped I also would come to hear from other people what they would think about Some One or a divine Supreme Power behind the creation of the universe.

The first year of this blog got to see 17 articles published which could attract 214 visitors, bringing 529 views.

In the second year of its existence only 11 articles got published. In total I could reach 601 visitors for 2017, taking care of 963 views.

2018 was a very silent year at this place. Somehow I wanted to give people time to answer the posed questions. But nobody seemed to be interested to show what and how they thought. Nobody was willing to give himself or herself in the open and wanting to shed a light how they thought about God and His commandments.
Though nothing was published the previous material could still attract 316 visitors and 636 views.

On February the 22nd I took up again where I left and published “the forgotten to publish” overview for 2016-2017.
One does not have to think I was not any more interested in God and His commandments, but worldly (and other) matters took most of my time, so I left my own website a little bit asleep, whilst I had many looks at other websites, where I also sometimes asked questions but did not get them answered. Perhaps lots of people who say they are Christian have no idea themselves about what is written in the Bible and are not so eager to go deeper into specific Biblical Truth matters. They also so often refer to theologians their writings from the 15th, 16th, 17th century or modern theologians, but do not seem to be able to give a good reply with the Bible itself. Is it because they do not know the Bible or because they think the answers can not be found in the Bible?

In any case I shall look further at other websites talking about God, Jesus, commandments, faith, religion, worship and how religious people should live. Though on that aspect lots of Christians in West- and East-Europe as well in the United States of America, seem to give not such a good Christian example or seem to have forgotten the way Jesus wanted people treated.

The #MeToo movement took off in the United States in 2017 in the wake of the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In 2018, the movement went global [In Italy #QuellaVoltaChe (“that time when”), in Spain  #YoTambien, in France #BalanceTonPorc (“squeal on your pig”), and even in Arab-speaking countries we came to see #AnaKaman] as millions came forward to share their stories.

2018 was a year when the first same-sex marriages took place in Australia after legislation and in other countries more homo-marriages were carried out and gay-life promoted. Fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber were suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in “The New York Times”, this after a reaction of women who had enough of sexual discrimination and harassment. Women came out to tell the world it is enough to use them as sex-objects. Already on the first day of the year we saw an initiative of 300 Hollywood women calling

“Time’s Up”

announcing to fight sexual harassment.

On Jan 15 US Gynmnast Simone Biles said she was one of many women sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. In the end he was found guilty of molesting at least 250 girls and young women and 1 young man including a number of well-known Olympic gymnasts, dating as far back as 1992, and got sentenced up to 175 years in prison. In February the Belgian Oxfam deputy director had to resign over charity’s failure to deal with sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti and Chad.

An Israeli Police report recommended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be prosecuted on bribery, fraud and breach-of-trust charges. In May, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened, triggering more battles between Palestinians and Israeli.

2018 was also the year more people got afraid for the growing amount of Muslim schools and (perhaps) a radicalisation of youngsters too.

For countries like Venezuela 2018 did not bring a solution for their misery. Over the past four years an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country; millions more have stayed behind and face grinding economic hardship. The cause of Venezuela’s collapse has been the mismanagement of the economy, first by Hugo Chávez, and then by Nicolás Maduro.

The Yemeni civil war had entered its fourth year in 2018, bringing the country in the ranks of being the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. As many as fourteen thousand Yemenis have died in the fighting, and fifty thousand or more are thought to have died because of a war-induced famine. The horrifying photographs of emaciated Yemeni children have not persuaded either side to lay down their weapons. Meanwhile, humanitarian crises in the Central African Republic, Congo, Syria, and South Sudan, among other places, continue to grind on. It seems like ages since world leaders embraced the principle of a responsibility to protect.
Not all news in 2018 was bad.

Good news for 2018 was there on February the 2nd when all 955 miners were rescued from the Beatrix gold mine in Welkom town, South Africa, after 2 days underground. five days later Armed groups 300 child soldiers were released from Yambio, South Sudan according to UN.

In June, new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed surprised the world by announcing he would accept a peace deal with Eritrea that had been gathering dust for eighteen years. The two countries fought a twelve-year long war that ended in 2000 with nearly eighty thousand dead. In July, Ahmad traveled to Asmara to meet Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and sign the peace deal. Both countries have now reopened embassies in each other’s capitals, resumed commercial air traffic, and begun demilitarizing their joint border. Besides agreeing to peace, Ahmed instituted significant reforms at home, freeing political prisoners and ending Ethiopia’s state of emergency.

In September Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Modicare”, free heath-care for 500 million, world’s biggest healthcare program.

Though having nothing written about it through the year, it all did not pass unnoticed and gave a picture of our evolving world. It is that way how our world is turning upside down that should alarm us. Not only the global warming or climate change but also the psychological and religious climate change.

Global temperature anomalies for 2015 compared to the 1951–1980 baseline. 2015 was the warmest year in the NASA/NOAA temperature record, which starts in 1880. It has since been superseded by 2016 (NASA/NOAA; 20 January 2016)

The articles I wrote on other sites you may find a.o. on From Guestwriter + on Stepping Toes.

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Preceding

Questiontime 2016-2017 report

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