Tuesday, April 7, 2009

“Graffiti Win”


Jewish date:  13 Nisan 5769.

Today’s quasi-holidays:  World Health Day, No Housework Day.  The latter is ironic since today is a major cleaning day before Pesaḥ.

Worthy cause of the day:  “Support the Global Eradication of Polio”.  Remember, once we wipe out the polio virus, no one will ever get it again, thus saving future generations from one cause of needless suffering.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Happy Easter (1989)”:  This cartoon is correct.  Wishing someone a happy holiday, whatever that holiday is, is only a wish for that person to have a happy holiday.  E.g., if I wish a Christian a “Merry Christmas”, it is only a wish that the person should have a merry Christmas.  It is not a pro-Christian statement, since it merely acknowledges the holiday and hopes the hearer finds it pleasant, without any actual endorsement.  Neither is it an anti-non-Christian statement, since there is no denial of other holidays and certainly no wish that non-Christians should have a rotten December 25th.  There is also no implicit political agenda in the statement; celebration of Christmas is not limited to any political group, as there are Christians found in a wide variety of political parties.  All a wish like “Merry Christmas” is is a polite wish and nothing more.  Do note that one can (and some do) wish that others have happy holidays from a variety of religions or even for holidays specific to the religion of the person being addressed.
  2. More freedom of religion disasters:  “Five Christians killed as Kirkuk archbishop questions US withdrawal” and “Orissa: murderer of missionary Graham Staines runs for election”.
Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing, submitted by Barry, is “Graffiti Win”.
fail owned pwned pictures
Enjoy, share the weirdness, and happy Pesaḥ, Easter, or whatever holiday you may be celebrating soon.

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