Worthy causes of the day: “Tell Barack Obama, Put Children's Health First!” and “Don't Let Another Bear Cub Die in Russia's Hibernating Bear Hunt”.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “Nigeria "witchdoctor" held over child killing claim”: Thus is it written:
Police have arrested a man in southeastern Nigeria who said in a television documentary he had killed 110 children he believed to be possessed by evil spirits, officials said on Wednesday.This person ought to be very disturbing. Possession by evil spirits has never been demonstrated to occur, so he has probably killed in vain. Furthermore, his rationalization for killing is flimsy:
"I am not denying that I am a witchdoctor, but what I killed are witches in my patients with herbs, not children," Ulup-Aya said while in detention.Even if the children really were possessed, he killed innocent children in order to kill the witches. Unless those possessed children were highly dangerous, this witchdoctor has to have a rather unusual moral system in order to justify killing the children along with the possessing spirits/witches. Assuming the witchdoctor is merely lying to cover up human trafficking only makes him slightly less odious.
- “Anti-Semitism is not the same as Islamophobia”: This article is correct: not all prejudices are equivalent.
- “Gasoline Prices (1973)”
- “Chemical romance”
- “FBI: Copper thieves jeopardize US infrastructure”
- “Cleveland Clinic to reveal docs with lucrative drug company ties”
- “Terrorism database sheds light on the history of attacks in India”
- “RI man bags mutant, 4-clawed lady lobster”
- “Man uses candy cane to subdue attacker with knife”
- “Ancient dragonfly-like insect imprint found”
- Tom the Dancing Bug 2008-12-04
- “Surgeon saves boy's life by text”