Religion update: Who says there can’t be cooperation between different religions? Incredibly, clergy of three orthodox religions have come together to condemn something. This something is an “international gay pride parade” which organizers want to hold in Jerusalem over the objections of the residents, who largely disapprove. The only religious group approving of this parade is the heretical and dishonestly-named “Conservative/Masorti Judaism”, which is not conservative, not traditional (masorti), and outside the historical boundaries of Judaism. The whole idea of said parade, even ignoring the religious (or anti-religious) aspects, strikes me as bizarre. Often one hears the (false) claim that sexual orientation is purely outside of one’s control. If true, it makes little sense to take any pride in being homosexual, since such people have done nothing to have such an orientation. Said orientation also does not make anyone a better person in any meaningful way and is thus nothing to take pride in. Making as much sense would be “straight pride”, which (unsurprisingly) I have heard nothing of.
Today’s weird thing (proper) is a gallery of “transparent desktops”. Enjoy.