Wishing You All Lots of Love

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Dear Readers,

Can you believe it’s almost 2012? Thanks for your interest in my new blog. I look forward to sharing more and more articles with you all. I wish you all a marvelous rest of December. Really enjoy these last days because the world is going to end in 2012.  Ha ha! Just joking!

Use this break from work to reflect on everything positive in your life. Throw out the negatives and make a decision to only ponder about the positive aspects in your life. You’ll see that your whole outlook on life will change. Why waste this short time on Earth complaining and being a pessimist. You’ll attract more and more people with your positive mentality than a negative one. Unless of course you want to be a people repellent. 🙂

2012 will be a year of fantastic changes for you. Lots of love, happiness, blessings, good health and success for you this coming new year.

Lots of love,

Vivien Veil x

Johnny’s Turn to Play a Vampire

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The frenzy surrounding vampires continues with a new film by American film director Tim Burton called Dark Shadows.

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s fascination with vampires spawned the production of this horror film based on the late 1960’s gothic soap opera of the same name.

The film stars favourite A-list actors Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green.  What makes this vampire film different from Twilight and the rest? Well, Depp’s character Barnabas Collins won’t look anything like Edward Cullen.

Vampires looked nothing like Rob Pattinson or Kellan Lutz when they first graced screens. I believe the obsession for them stems from the way the media portrays them now – good looking and sexy.

Johnny Depp idolized the 1960’s drama Dark Shadows growing up, especially Barnabas Collins. He said:

“Barnabas Collins from ‘Dark Shadows’ was a huge obsession of mine. I loved Barnabas Collins more than I loved the Harlem Globetrotters.”

His adoration for Barnabas Collins made him try to look like him.

I wanted to be Barnabas Collins so much that I found a ring, it was probably one of my mother’s rings, and I wore it on this finger, and I tried to comb my hair like Barnabas Collins, and I was trying to figure out how I could get fangs. It really had a heavy impact on me, a heavy influence on me.”

Depp’s dreams came true – thanks to his good friend Tim Burton. Interestingly enough, Depp filled a meditation room in one of his homes with vampire souvenirs.  Now that’s real love for those blood sucking creatures.

Maybe Johnny Depp’s eccentric behaviour emerged after experiencing a “weird” childhood. He stated:

“When I was growing up I felt a complete freak. Very strange. I felt weird at five. At the age of 12 it was me against the world.

I remember locking myself in my bedroom and playing my guitar. It seemed like I was in there for two or three years.”

Depp’s insecurities led him to cut himself on his left forearm. His many scars showcase the intense pain he went through.

He told Talk magazine:

 “It was really just whatever [times when he hurt himself] — good times, bad times, it didn’t matter. There was no ceremony. It wasn’t like ‘Okay, this just happened, I have to go hack a piece of my flesh off.'”

He told Details magazine in 1993:

“My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.”

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP:

  • He is a self-taught guitarist
  • Depp has been in a relationship with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis since 1998. They both have two children
  • He has 7-8 self inflicted scars
  • He used to work as a telemarketer for pens
  • Nicolas Cage told Depp to pursue acting
  • Depp used to be engaged to actress Winona Ryder for three years. He also dated British model Kate Moss for four years.
  • Depp has 13 tattoos
  • Back in 2010, he defended three men who killed three children in a “satanic ritual” style murder. He said:“I firmly believe Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are totally innocent. It was a need for swift justice to placate the community.”
  • Johnny is listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor with $75 million bucks!
“I know I have demons, I’m 30 different people sometimes.”
– US magazine, page 116
Check out Tim Burton’s latest movie in May 2012. 

Dust Off Your Bible and Sing it Happy Birthday!

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“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear King James Bible, Happy Birthday to you!”

Ancient copies of the King James Bible are carried during a procession at Westminster Abbey

They’re carrying archaic copies of the King James Bible inside Westminster Abbey. Photo: Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images

The King James Bible just celebrated its birthday! Now go and snatch that King James Bible from your shelf (some of you may need to dust it off) and recite a verse in its honour.

The UK Prime Minister recently sang its praises to the Church of England to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. David Cameron’s speech surrounding the Bible astonished many people, including me! It unmistakably upset many non-Christians. Notorious atheist, Richard Dawkins, lambasted David Cameron’s speech by calling the Bible “a terrible moral compass” and saying that Cameron is “not a real Christian.”

I never envisioned David Cameron as a King James Bible cheerleader since he’s a “vaguely practising Church of England Christian.” Nonetheless, his reverence towards the Bible made it seem like he translated it himself!

Cameron’s message shocked me because Great Britain is godless. Don’t believe me? Book a plane ticket over here and see firsthand what I’m talking about.  The evidence of the decline of Christianity shows in its statistics. 58% claim to be Christians, yet only 15% actually go to church once a month (Source: Tearfund, April 2007).

I can only imagine what the statistics are now.

WATCH RICHARD DAWKINS READ THE BIBLE

The British Humanist Association launched a campaign to tell non- believers to tick the “no religion” box on the 2011 census

David Cameron opened up his speech stating how “the Bible is a book that has not just shaped our country, but shaped the world.” Despite Christianity’s downfall, the Bible still ranks number one in the best seller lists.  The Guinness Book of World Records declared the Bible as the world’s best selling book. Interesting, right? Oh, the irony!

Cameron insisted the King James Bible is applicable today as it was ages ago. He gave three reasons:

First, the King James Bible has bequeathed a body of language that permeates every aspect of our culture and heritage.

Second, just as our language and culture is steeped in the Bible, so too is our politics.

Third, we are a Christian country. And we should not be afraid to say so. Let me be clear: I am not in any way saying that to have another faith – or no faith – is somehow wrong.

I know and fully respect that many people in this country do not have a religion. And I am also incredibly proud that Britain is home to many different faith communities, who do so much to make our country stronger. But what I am saying is that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today.”

To read David Cameron’s full speech, click on link below:

Prime Minister’s King James Bible Speech

David Cameron and the government revealed they will send copies of the King James Bible to every school in the country. Will students actually read it? I doubt it. They’ll prefer reading one of the Twilight books over the Bible.

“The scholars who produced this masterpiece [King James Bible] are mostly unknown and unremembered. But they forged an enduring link, literary and religious, between the English-speaking people of the world.”

– Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of UK

“There is no doubt in my mind that the King James Bible not Shakespeare set this language on its path to become a universal language on a scale unprecedented before or since.”

– Melvyn Bragg
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