Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is your government secretly plotting to prevent the coming of the Mahdi?


Jewish date:  22 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Wayyeshev).

Worthy causes of the day:  “Friends of the Earth U.S.:  Breaking from Copenhagen: U.S. colludes in plot to shunt poor country demands”, “AARP - Health Action Now!:  Tell the Senate- Close the Doughnut Hole!”, “Enact Health Care Reform Based on These 7 Guiding Principles - The Petition Site”,  and “Tell the Senate Democratic Caucus: Don't give up on the public option,

Topic 1: “Ahmadinejad Reportedly Claims U.S. is Blocking Return of Mankind's Savior”:  I cannot make something like this up.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims that the United States is working to prevent the coming of the Mahdi and that he has documented proof.  What the proof is and how the United States is supposed to preventing the coming of the Mahdi is not stated.  This probable paranoia presumes that the US government believes that Islam is true but, rather than embracing it, choses to do something which risks the severe displeasure of Allah instead.  This requires at least a few hundred people conspiring to do something which would probably land them in the Islamic version of Hell.  Major rule:  if you are going to tell a lie, at least tell one which is credible.  No one respects a bad liar.

Topic 2: “Exposing Excellence: Global National Profiles Israeli Victim of Terror”:  More anti-Semitism in the press, including trying to pass off anti-Semitism as legitimate criticism of Israel.

Topic 3:  Today’s daily dose of religious humor:  “Dear”.
funny pictures of cats with captions
Ceiling Cat is the LOLcat equivalent of God, just as Basement Cat is the LOLcat equivalent of Satan.  This cat is praying a variant on the Lord’s Prayer.  Come to think of it, the Lord’s Prayer is ascribed to Jesus.  Now I am wondering about a LOLcat version of Jesus...