Jewish date: 2 Nisan 5770 (Parashath Wayyiqra’).
Today’s holidays: St. Patrick’s Day (Roman Catholicism), Feast Day of the Magi: Dionysus (Thelema).
Worthy causes of the day: “DemocracyForAmerica.com » Speaker Pelosi: The Public Option is in your hands”, “Take Action: TrueMajority.org”, “Health Insurance Reform: Finish the Job | Senator Harry Reid, Nevada - HarryReid.com”, and “Union of Concerned Scientists:”.
Topic 1: The latest episode of Caprica: “The Imperfections of Memory”. Most of the theology in this episode deals with Amanda Graystone. Early on Amanda gets upset at an attempt to move a sidewalk memorial to the victims of the train bombing. She also sees her dead brother at the site of the memorial. In fact, she admits to Sister Clarice (who is trying to charm further information out of her), she has seen him ever since he died in a car accident when she was 11. Once Amanda was even put in a mental institution over her visions. While Sister Clarice thinks Amanda’s visions are a sign from God, Amanda thinks seeing her dead brother is a form of Divine punishment. What I remember from Battlestar Galactica (new series), the dead brother may actually be an angel in his form. Sister Clarice also makes use of the steady-state philosophy saying “All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.” On an unrelated note, Lacy decides to dishonestly join the Soldiers of the One in order to be able to convince a Soldier of the One to help her get Zoe II to Geminon.
Topic 2: More anti-Semitism: “Johann Hari: Back With a Vengeance”, which deals with historical revisionism, quoting out of context, bad analogy, and other rhetorical abuses. “Forgetting History (1995)” and “Kabooom !” deal with the Obama administration sticking its nose into the Israel’s plans to build housing in Jerusalem and promoting the discriminatory notion that Arabs should be able to live anywhere in Israel but Jews should not.
Topic 3: For today’s (peripherally) religious humor: “Buh Wheres The Pot Of Gold” and i had a“”: