Monday, May 25, 2009

Beware of humans

Greetings.

Jewish date:  2 Siwan 5769.

Today’s holidays:  Day 46 of the ‘Omer.

Today’s quasi-holidays:  Memorial Day, Towel Day.

Worthy causes of the day:  “Join Obama and Support the Employee Free Choice Act”, “Hold KBR/Halliburton War Profiteers Accountable”, and “End Child Trafficking, Exploitation in Haiti”.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Did You See The Cheney Speech? Watching The Bizarro-Buddha in Action”:  This has to be the most unusual characterization of Richard Cheney ever—and one with some logic to it, too.
  2. “Liberty U. Drops Democratic Club”:  Thus is it written:

    Liberty University will no longer recognize its campus Democratic club because, officials say, the national party's platform goes against the conservative Christian school's moral principles.
    So... are they saying that they approve of the moral principles (or rather lack thereof) which the Republican Party has demonstrated for the last nine years?  Are divisive politics, lack of compassion, torture, and treating the poor like dirt what Jesus was really about?  Or are they falling into the moral cliché of reducing all morality to opposition to abortion and homosexuality?
Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing is Earth Speaks, which asks the question of what we should say to extraterrestrial civilizations.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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