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While the Catholic Church has been celebrating the Easter praying and talking to God, I spend more time thinking about the religion. Let me notice that I don´t consider myself to be a religious person. But I am a believer. It means that I don´t pray, don´t go to church, don´t believe in priests speaches, don´t waste time talking, don´t pretend… But I do believe in God, not the one that expects me to stand on my knees in front of it´s holy “face” though, but the God who wants me to be kind and do “good” instead of talking. So my Easter i spent as any other day of my life, dedicating some hours of my free time to help someone in need. Well, I´m not a saint and don´t want to be one, I´m not looking for acceptance from the church (God, no!) . I simply do what I can to make this world a better place to be. And I know I´m a good person, because that´s what I choose to be.
Here is the question: what is faith actually about???
Why do people waste time praying to God if it´s in their own hands to help, to give and to change the world? What is this whole church mess about if it´s not about lazy “church people” with sharp toungues that expect the God to do their human job…
Why do many people go to stupid extreems instead of simply doing “good”?
What is you faith??? Might it look like this?

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During 14 years the chiness woman has been adopting animals from the streets and saving
from restaurants, where dogs and cats meat is served. Now this 60 year old lady is living with more than 300 pets. She calls the animals her children. But those are the “children” who eat 200 kg food every single day. So the woman spent all her savings and still had to borrow more money from her relatives and acquaintances. Then she started collecting food rests from the schools in the neighborhood. But she still spends around 2000 $ per mounth for her pets. She also sold her property, something her family isn´t glad about. None of her relatives supports her decision. In the year 2000 the woman had to sell the house she had kept as a present for her son til his marriage. The son got upset and left the house. He came back to his mother though. But the rest of the family consider her to be mad. The neighbors of the woman are not happy with the animals collective, so she was pressed to leave from the neighborhood 9 times already. She has lived in the house for 5 years, but the neighbors run out of patience, and very soon the lady and her 300 pets have to start seaching for a new home house again.

More on this story on Aftenposten
The report is in norwegian, but the interview is in english.

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Here is shortly about something I found in Aftenposten :
... in 2002 17-year old boy was buried in Vaalerenga church. His coffin was tagged by his friends, because the dead boy was a tagger (graffiti artist). It was just one example for non-traditional coffins that have been used for burials in Oslo. And even though the majority still prefers traditional burials, when a relative has got a special will one tries to fulfill it. So nowadays people also can choose amoung bigger range of coffins. “The possible reason for it is to make the whole ceremony more personal. The choice of coffins can be one of the ways to do it,”- says Gunnar Hammersmark.
Here come some coffin design offers from Svanholm firm in Trondheim

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By the way the price of one coffin like this might be between 5000 and 10000 NOK
(02.03.2009: 1 USD = 6,75 NOK . Do the math!)
So… where one of those coffins might take us?
… to a better world or something ???

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Believe me, that´s what you´ll say when you face the gorgeous nature of Norway. The sea, the mountains, the forest – everything about this country is breath-taking! So if you once get a chance- just go!!!
But remember: every little town of Norway has a lot to offer. Well… it´s not a party place… but if you feel like it´s time to get wiser in you head and younger in your body- that´s the destination!!
I lived in Norway for around 4 years. And with each year I fell more and more in love with the country. The people there are lovely. It took some time for me to understand that they are not cold, but honest. There I´ve got some lovely friends. And one day I hope to come back to Norway for good!
Here are som of my shoots of Norway! These pics were taken with my Fujiilm FinePix S5600. No photoshop used. Natural light. And that´s it!
Welcome to my Norway!!

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