Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beware of John Wilkins


Jewish date:  17 Siwan 5769.

Worthy cause of the day:  “Strengthen the clean energy bill”.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. Strange, but historically precedented, form of religious oppression:  “Pakistan: Muslim Forces 12-Year-Old Girl To Convert, Marry Him”.  Please note the persistent lying and excuse-making on the part of the Muslims in this drama, including the demand that the Christian mother work for a year for the kidnapper in order to get her daughter back.
  2. More countries acting shamefully with regard to freedom of religion:  “AZERBAIJAN: Repressive new Religion Law and new punishments enter into force”, “Catholic convent demolished in Vietnam”, “RUSSIA: Widespread protests at new 'Inquisition'”
  3. “Vatican visits CERN's Big Bang machine”:  Despite some worrisome behavior on the part of the current pope, Roman Catholic Church still seems to adhere to Pope John Paul II’s pro-science belief that “truth cannot contradict truth”.  Such an attitude is very sensible.  If there is a creator god, then that god is responsible directly for the laws of physics and indirectly for everything that is a consequence of those laws.  As such, the results of quality scientific research may thus be said to emanate from the Divine Will and thus not to be lightly dismissed.
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Today’s weird thing is “The Analytical Language of John Wilkins” by celebrated weird author Jorge Luis Borges.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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