I have always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges

So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Saint John, Letter to Galatians 4:16

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We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief.
Ronald Reagan (Temple Hillel Speech, 1984)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Prophecy of 2012: You Were Worried About Global Warming?

The editor at Door County Advocate, Chuck Carlson, published in his “Editor’s View” a tongue-in-cheek piece (Make the Next Four Years Count) concerning doomsday and global warming – both being advocated by doomsayers among us …
Mark down Dec. 21, 2012, because that’s the day, apparently, when the proverbial stuff hits the proverbial fan. … Just in case you weren’t paying attention, that’s a little more than four years from now when the world as we know it will come to an end. And what really stinks is that it happens right before Christmas. Which leads to the obvious question” Do we really need to buy presents for anyone? It’s also a Friday and there’s no worse way to ruin the start of a weekend than, you know, watching the earth come to an end. …
Dec. 21, 2012, at the winter solstice, the earth will apparently suffer a disastrous “polar shift” due to the fact that our planet will line up almost perfectly with the black hole that sits in the middle of the galaxy. At least that’s the prevailing opinion among some scientists and others who study such things. Besides, the ancient Mayan calendar also says so. That calendar, apparently eerily accurate over the course of a thousand years, stops abruptly on what believers say is – wait for it – Dec. 21, 2012. There are books and Web sites detailing what’s to come on that December day … Indeed on the official Web site – December – it’s all spelled out. … We are in a cosmic shooting gallery folks and there’s no reason to worry about it. What will happen, will happen. … As for me, I’m taking no chances. There’s a Corvette out there with my name on it.
And you thought global warming was a problem?