Jewish date: 29 Tammuz 5770 (Parashath Devarim).
Today’s holidays: The Three Weeks (Judaism), Lailat al Miraj (Islam), Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Roman Catholicism), St. Ponco Villa (Church of the SubGenius).
Note: I am not discussing a Gospel-based film today, because I have not yet gotten around to watching The Miracle Maker yet.
Topic 1: Today’s anti-Semitism update: “The UN Bias Against Israel and Human Life” is two graphs which shows how much emphasis the United Nations puts on human life with respect to where human lives are lost. Not only has the UN been outstandingly disproportionately critical of Israel (46,000 dead, almost all due to self-defense, 223 resolutions against; next to lowest death toll listed is Rwanda with 800,000 dead, next to highest most criticized is Yugoslavia with 58 resolutions against), but these graphs make a mockery of the idea that atheism is inherently more moral than more conventional religions. Four of the countries listed—China, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, North Korea, and Yugoslavia—are all communist countries. The Soviet Union is responsible for over 5 million deaths, and China for 31.5 million deaths.
Also: The video “When we die as martyrs - Palestinian Children” gives some idea of why real peace between Israel and its enemies is currently impossible:
Yes, this is a children’s video promoting jihad and historical revisionism—behavior and ideology in blatant contradiction to peace and conciliation. And if “Without Palestine, what meaning is there to childhood?!”, then childhood has been meaningless to Arabs for a long time. There never has been a country of Palestine. Before the State of Israel, the territory was controlled by the British, and before that the Ottoman Empire. And yet there was no push for a “Palestinian” state until 1967, when “Palestine” became an excuse to wage jihad against Jews. Also note “Trust the Palestinian Authority?”; the Palestinian Authority is saying one thing in English and another in Arabic again.
Topic 2: More religious oppression: “Muslim Mob Kills Wife, Children of Christian in Pakistan”, “Sealed Church in Bogor, Indonesia Appeals to UN”, “Punjab soup kitchen forbidden to Christians”.
Topic 3: For today’s religious humor: “If yu seez dis, iz too”: