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‘Let no one who is not eager for truth and peace enter here’ (Plato)

Articles on this site express varying points of view, to encourage mature thinking on serious issues. The assumption is that you will want to study a controversial topic from various angles before you arrive at a conclusion, rather than simply believe what someone told you when you were impressionable! (So some stuff here is ‘hot’. Proceed at your own risk!). See the Statement of Faith for John Mark Ministries' theological stance.

Police who harass people…

Recently, the Townsville Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, “Community Policing.” One of the civilian e-mail participants posed the following question:

Politics (Cynics’ Great Timeless Truths)

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a

HUMOUR: it could only happen in Paris…

  A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre…   After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime […]


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Humor: Engineer or Doctor?

An Engineer was unemployed for long time. He could not find a job so he opened a medical clinic and puts a sign up outside: “Pay $500 for treatment. If not treated get back $1,000.” One Doctor thinks this is a good opportunity to earn $1,000 and goes to his clinic. Doctor: “I have lost […]

MOTHERS’ DAY WISDOM (from 2nd-graders)

WHY GOD MADE MOMS: Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:   Why did God make mothers? She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. Mostly to clean the house. To help us out of there when we were getting born. How did God make mothers? He used […]

Humor: Understanding Engineers

Understanding Engineers #1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, “Where did you get such a great bike?” The second engineer replied, “Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her […]

Humor: How can such a bright student score only 0% in this exam?

STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM I would have given him 100% for his wit!!! Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?* his last battle Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?* at the bottom of the page Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?* liquid Q4. What is the main reason for […]

Burial Plans (Humor)

A man and woman were married for many years.  Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night.  The old man would shout, “When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!” Neighbors feared […]

Humor: Lexophiles (groan!)

“Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” A competition to see who can come up with the best lexophiles is held every year in an undisclosed location. […]