Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beware of virtual bonfires

Greetings.

Jewish date: 18 ’Iyyar 5769.

Today’s holiday: Day 33 of the ‘Omer (Lagh ba‘Omer).

Today’s quasi-holiday: International Nurses Day.

Worthy causes of the day: “Put Single Payer Health Care On The Table Now” and “The Human Face of Climate Change”. I would also like to encourage everyone out there who can to give blood. (I did a week ago.) Remember: it is a very safe and easy way to save a life and be a hero.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. EU criticizes Jewish boycott of religion meeting”: Let’s see... We have some Muslim delegates being anti-Semitic. This is not conducive to dialog with Jews. Why should anyone expect Jews to bother participating?
  2. Saudi judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives”: Here we have an instance of “blame the victim”.
  3. “Woman accused of witchcraft shot dead”: Yet another instance of witchcraft paranoia. I am getting sick of reporting these.
  4. More intolerance, this time very cowardly: “Bomb attack targets Cairo church, no one injured”.
  5. Interesting Jewish legend: “Was there a Jewish pope?”.
Today’s news and commentary:
There is a custom of lighting bonfires on Lagh ba‘Omer. Therefore, today’s weird things are the Ethereal.Org Screensavers. One of them, Inferno, displays a blazing fire. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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