Saturday, February 18, 2006

Good job Bush!

Yes, you heard me, the President did something pretty darn good. In his budget proposal he gives 300 million bucks toward peacekeeping in Darfur. Send the man a thank you note!
In other news the latest Foundation article is up.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pope's Sermons on Creation

Read the current Pope’s sermons about Creation. He writes on the subject of Sabbath like Abraham Heshel, which is absolutely brill. His environmental ethics are a little unclear, he seems to be against exploiting the earth, as well as for using it as humans see fit as long as we recognize we are creature not Creator. One disturbing thing is that he talks a lot about Nazism, and not always in the negative. He uses a Nazi slogan to exposit a point about man being dust. On the plus side he points out that an ethic of "anything is possible" coupled with the idea that ascetics and efficiency are automatically good (sort of the idea of… Plato or Aristotle I don’t remember which, where doing what you are good at the best you can is the purpose of life) ends up with Openhimer and Auschwitz. He also talks about chronology of scripture, texual redaction, stuff like that, which surprised me.
In short people quit listening to all this "he's a Nazi" "He's the Anti-Christ" "he's absolutely conservative" etc and read what he's writen, if nothing else you will realize he's a very bright man.

Monday, February 13, 2006

What will we do about Darfur

Protests and Counter-protests

Check out he link above. Two pro-free speech Frenchmen launch a counter-protest. (Video)
I have to say I'm siding with the West on this one, while the cartoons were in bad taste and insulting to a large section of Islam, Western Governments should in no way shape or form appologize for what some newspapers within their country do.