It’s brilliant. I’ve added it to the ‘Useful Sites’ segment on the nav panel.
Russian Separatists in Ukraine: Your Actions are Utterly and Thoroughly Despicable- And the Civilized World Condemns You For It
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” reported Ynet News, Israel’s largest news website.
NO. NO! If we have to intervene militarily to stop this, then it is what must be done- for morality’s sake. THIS cannot be tolerated. The governments of the world are bound by the laws of decency to denounce this in no uncertain terms, and that includes the government of Russia. Or this is a matter to go to war for.
On the T&T Clark blog. Here’s the first of six slated to appear.
Among the rash of sensationalist stories we can expect through the season, the annual “Easter was stolen from the pagans” refrain has sprouted again just in time for Holy Week. Don’t believe the hype. Perhaps most misinformed theory that rolls around the Internet this time of year is that Easter was originally a celebration of the ancient Near Eastern fertility goddess Ishtar.
This idea is grounded in the shared concept of new life and similar-sounding words Easter/Ishtar. There’s no linguistic connection, however. Ishtar is Akkadian and Easter is likely to be Anglo-Saxon. Just because words in different languages sound the same doesn’t mean they are related. In Swedish, the word “kiss” means urine.
Etc. It’s stuff like this- brilliant stuff expressed superbly – which makes me enjoy CM so much.
You can read the text of the match throwing on this newly discovered papyrus. For your convenience, I have circled the part of the document which states, as reconstructed by expert papyrologist Kirsten Queen, which she renders:
[... And then Jesus' wife, after he died, married a wrestler...]
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will change EVERYTHING! Go ahead, read it for yourself-