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Slow Friday morning

As I expected, danae and the other consuite heads agreed that I was too sick, lame and gimpy to be working as their subhead. petsnakereggie still wants me on staff in some capacity, so we'll see what happens. I'd really like to work with michaellee and thaadd on programming, since I usually do a few panels every year anyway and am totally fascinated by the process, but it's not my call. More news if/when something happens.

The immigration compromise sellout is teh suck. A hopelessly Byzantine guest worker/naturalization process and the mere promise of an incomplete border fence, all to be run by these craptastic losers. If the House goes along with this piece of recycled shit from 1986 (for those of you scoring at home, that was the Reagan Amnesty, and we all saw how well that worked) then we deserve to lose Congress to the Democrats, because at that point, on that most important issue, there really will be nothing to distinguish the two parties from each other. At which point we can just go home and wait for the inevitable Islamofascist/irredentist victory.

Ursula Vernon has a remarkably concise summary of the whole Gospel of Judas stupidity by way of an analogy I frankly never thought of: the Gnostic Gospels as fanfic. More conventional/Catholic beatdowns from Professor Bainbridge, the Anchoress, and Hugh Hewitt, who links to some Protestant folks who don't care much for this "rediscovered" gospel either.

Last but not least, for those of you who like things that blow up real good, the Air Force is going to be testing "The Divine Strake" in Nevada pretty soon. I really like Yaakov Kirschen's take on it. "Did the Earth move for you too?" Indeed. ^^


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Apr. 7th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
I've done enough bible study, including reading a copy of codex sinaticus, to come to the conclusion that the gospels where written when they were traditionally thought to have been written.We have papyruses of the NT that date to late first century. I haven't looked at the "gospel of Judas" but have read the "gospel of Thomas," more gnostic crap. Frankly, first century documents written by eyewitnesses or with the help of eyewitnesses, holds more water than anything newer.
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
See, as a Catholic, this is where I get off easy. I let the magisterium do the heavy lifting (scholarship) so I can concentrate on the important things -like K/win ratios in pitchers as a predictive indicator, for example. *ducks*
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
grrr arggh
I read the thread of Gospels as fanfic and was alternately offended, amused and left shaking my head at the stupidity. One thing about "Bible scholars" is that about 80% of what they know to be fact is BS ennobled by being repeated by "authorities."
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: grrr arggh
Well, for somebody who draws/paints wombats and surrealistic plant/animals, Ursula strikes me as being pretty well grounded. Her commenters, not nearly so much, to be extremely charitable.
Apr. 7th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: grrr arggh
Agreed, her post didn't bother me so much as the comments. Arrogance mixed with ignorance is not pretty, I know I deal with it in myself!
Apr. 7th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
Re: grrr arggh
Yeah, with a lot of those people I feel like I did with all the yahoos commenting on the Papal election last year: it's not your religion, so what do you care? Butt out!
Apr. 7th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
...the Gnostic Gospels as fanfic.

This makes my brain hurt.
Apr. 7th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
As well it should. You should be glad I didn't mention the slash aspects...oh, wait...oops. Sorry.
Apr. 8th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Ack! Pain, Big pain in THINKING PART! Argk!

Bad meeens...
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