Religions and trilogies

Published May 19, 2009 · Estimated reading time: 1 minute · Share your thoughts
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Stumbled upon this on twitter (“Finally, an easy way to reconcile the differences between Jews, Christians, & Muslims, with a nod to the mormons!” via @god appropriately enough). It’s a pretty funny observation… 😆 Speaking of trilogies, the next Trek is due out in 2011. Hopefully it follows the Lord of the Rings and not the Matrix sequel trajectory.

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Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu’ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There’s still Jesus, but he’s not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn’t shown up yet.

Jews like the first movie, but ignored the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn’t count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fanfiction that doesn’t fit with ANY of the series canon.

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Do you realize we’re floating in space?

Published May 18, 2009 · Estimated reading time: 1 minute · Share your thoughts
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I was about nine or so, standing in front of my grandmother’s house an early spring evening, looking mesmerized at the ever-falling comet Hale-Bopp illuminating the dark sky. Emotions can hardly be transcribed into words, but looking at this falling star, one that would come back in 2500 years– when we would all be nothing but star dust– I was overcome by how incredibly small I was in the face of infinity. All the while sensing how incredibly significance we must be, to have the privilege being witness to and a part of this infinity. I’ve kept that moment. And now, all these years later, when I look up at the sky I still feel vividly the awe and wonder I felt then.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party byWilliam Castleman.

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  • May 14, 2009 » Blooming
    Spring has arrived and the McGill campus looks stunning… blooming
    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. —Albert Camus
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