Monday, May 20, 2013

A message to god believers

A lot of christians and other god believers are active through their faith in helping other people. Running or giving money to charities, using their free time to help disadvantaged people... that's all very laudable. But I'm asking you, if you really believe that you will go up to a place where you'll spend your time having picnics with Bambi if you die having being a good citizen of the Earth, then why postpone the time of your death? Maximize you chances to heaven and minimize the waiting by doing life threatening heroic actions of goodness!

There are innumerable opportunities to put this precept in action. For instance, go to conflict zones and help civilians. There are for sure many places where such an attitude would be useful. Wikipedia maintains a list of such ongoing conflict zones. Pick up a destination and buy a one way ticket.
A few people used to do that during the history of christianity, dedicated nuns and priests. But what about the other 99.99% of others? Well, they buy SUVs to lower their chance of dying in a car crash and are too busy working to pay the loans to help other people.
Take example on the suicidal bombers. They are truly dedicated to their faith and beliefs. It is too bad they are busy killing people instead of saving lives. But by risking your life to save other human beings, YOU can prove than being a fundamentalist is not always a bad thing.
Trust me, it's a win-win situation here. If you save lives, you increase you chances of being welcomed in the kingdom of Jesus and Donald Duck. And if you've got a family and are afraid of leaving it behind you, don't worry, god will take care of it.

So what about me, do I help my fellow man like I'm advocating in this post? Well no. I don't believe in god as a start, which makes me amoral. So as I will end up in hell anyway why bother?

Monday, January 28, 2013

butternut squash soup

This soup usually comes in many variants, depending on the geographic location. This recipe comes from the reverse-engineering of a soup I used to order in a Catalan restaurant in the heart of Barcelona, to which I added my personal touch.


  • 1 butternut squash (~1kg)
  • 1 onion (yellow)
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 1/4 lemon juice (or according to taste)
  • 1 tea spoon curcuma
  • paprika to taste
  • double cream


Skin the onion, cut in small chunks and brown in a pan on light fire with olive oil.
Meanwhile, skin the squash and cut in big chunks. When the onions start to have a nice color, add the squash and cook until it starts to get tender. Cover with water, add the stock and cook until soft.
When cooked, add the lemon juice, the curcuma and paprika, and mix with a plunging mixer until perfectly smooth.

After serving, pour one table spoon of double cream in each bowl and sprinkle with some fresh coriander leaves.