Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's about time somebody said this

Amazingly, it's someone from the Guardian.

I don't have to respect anyone's religion on principle any more than I have to respect people's politics if I find them bigoted. I will decide what I respect or not on the basis of whether that philosophy respects other people's rights, regardless of their colour or sex. In return, I don't want or need anyone to be bullied into respecting what I believe in. So long as they don't interfere with my right to believe in Him, they can call my God all the names under the sun. My faith is sufficiently strong that I won't run off to Headmaster Blair to tell the nasty mockers to stop it.
Someone should communicate these views to the cowardly president of Brandeis.

E-mail cut off

I have been away for a week, and Yahoo! has cut off my e-mail account for inactivity. Trying to get it back.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Highly unlikely

California might split into 6 states.
Yes, and I might win the Miss America competition in September. Both eventualities are remote.
Didn't we settle the question of how many states there are in 1865?