Jewish date: 14 Tammuz 5769.
NOTE: This Thursday is 17 Tammuz, a major fast day in Judaism. For info on it, please see the site of the Orthodox Union.
Today’s quasi-holiday: National Fried Chicken Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Regulate Shipping to Protect Arctic Wildlife”.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- More religious oppression: “China: Office Becomes New Force For Religious Repression”, “Two shot at Ethiopia church site”, and “Hundreds of Muslims attack about a hundred Christian homes in Punjab”.
- “Pedophiles, Hebephiles, and Ephebophiles, Oh My: Erotic Age Orientation”: Yes, this article is sort of creepy. But it has a point. Things people often label as “unnatural” often aren’t; things that people do wrong are often natural and have some logic to them. Also, things that we consider evil are not necessarily a sign of something medically wrong; if people misbehave due to illness, then they belong in a hospital and not a prison.
- “Star Trek - What You Missed”: WARNING! Spoilers!
- “From predator to plant in one gulp”
- “Electromagnetic Leak”