lunadelcorvo: (Demons I get People are crazy)
This is posted on Slacktivist, but I just HAD to share. Below is a screen cap from Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. This is one of the crappy movies based on the equally crappy, but wildly popular 'Left Behind' books by Tim LaHaye, all about the horrors of the apocalyptic nightmare those of us 'left behind' will endure after the 'righteous' are raptured up to heaven. In addition to comprising nearly a dozen novels which glory in violence and bloody chaos, they exhibit about as much literary quality and depth as Twilight. Apparently the movies follow the books quite closely, in all regards.

In this scene, we see a sign in Jerusalem, showing a message in English and Hebrew. Except, they didn't translate the message into Hebrew. They transliterated it. Well, sort of. They took the Hebrew letters to match the English sounds (dalet (ך) for 'd,' beth (ב) for 'b,' and so on) and strung them together letter for letter. This would be nonsense to any Hebrew reader under the best of circumstances; Hebrew phonetics don't work the same way. (Actually, they probably just tried to change it to a Hebrew font...) However, they also made one really, really, huge mistake (even bigger than just swapping out letters). Hebrew reads from right to left, not left to right. So it's not Hebrew, and it's backwards.

(*Seriously, maybe I should make this a weekly item. Goodness knows there's plenty of fodder out there....)
lunadelcorvo: (Foucault discourse)
MySpace Deletes Largest Atheist Group in the World.

While I know this is pretty old news, I am passing it on in case anyone might not have heard it. And, of course, because I want to comment on it. )
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The Bush administration has recently announced the appointment of a staunchly anti-birth control extremist to a leadership role in the Office of Population Affairs. Read the Wall Street Journal Article HERE. (Look through the comments, too if you have a minute. Barring a few oddballs, there are some very thoughtful points made.)

It's outrageous. Orr's anti-reproductive health stance is clear. She applauded President Bush's reinstatement of the global gag rule and urged him to revoke approval for mifepristone (formerly known as RU-486)-- both while working for the notoriously anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-sex education organization, the Family Research Council.

In 2001, she was quoted in the Washington Post favoring a Bush administration plan to drop a requirement that health insurance plans for federal employees cover a broad range of birth control.

“We’re quite pleased because fertility is not a disease,” she said at the time. “It’s not a medical necessity that you have it.” (birth control)

Click HERE to sign a petition opposing this appointment.
lunadelcorvo: (Foucault discourse)
about this: Divine Interventions. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, but still, kinda creepy....

I half expect them to turn up on Sex in Christ, which in itself is just whole worlds of ooky-squicky-wrong....

I can only say the Right is just SO wrong!
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First Freedom Promo

This is almost enough to make me have some hope.... Pimp this too all you know.



Things I need to remember:
• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

Historians are the Cassandras of the Humanities



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