Wednesday, September 3, 2008

3 ’Elul 5768: Skyscraper Day

Greetings.

Worthy cause of the day: “SMALL ISLANDS TO WORLD: S.O.S.”

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Above the law”: This is a commentary on morality or lack thereof in the fall TV lineup, complaining that shows have gone from exploring moral gray regions to embracing amorality. Considering there is a feedback loop between the media and society, each affecting the other, this is is a very disturbing notion. In an amoral world, there are no lines that may not be crossed and no penalties for doing anything. In such a world, nothing and no one is safe; everything and everyone is fair game for anything anyone may want to do. Is this the sort of world we want to live in? I don’t know about you, but I do not want to have to live in a fortress or to have to carry around a weapon and be ready to use it. I recommend that everyone who agrees with me boycott amoral shows; lackluster benefits for advertisers may give the networks some inkling that viewers want something better on TV.
  2. The What's the harm? archive at The Skeptic's Dictionary has been updated, listing some new entries of how irrationality, including religious irrationality, has hurt and killed people.
Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing is “Cat Graph From Our Sister Site, GraphJam”, submitted by Barry. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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