Thursday, December 30, 2004

This 'n' That

A worrisome trend: the Detroit Free-Press reports that teens seem to be less into the whole Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll thing of late, and Canadian Television says they're going to church more often. Between this and a rise in seminary enrollments, we're in danger of producing a nation of goody-two-shoes. Thank goodness there's still folks like this to keep us scared. Imagine! Abstinence programs should reach out to kids who aren't likely to get married! What will those crazy liberals think of next?


Perhaps this: gay penguins. Damn that science, anyway! The research comes from Japan, which is suspiciously close to France in our books.


Here's two sinful penguins, looking ashamed after their "wedding" ceremony:



Probably from Massachusetts.


The NYT Sunday Magazine has an article on a new translation of the Pentateuch that's worthwhile just for this quote from the opening lines of Genesis:

"When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God's breath hovering over the waters, God said, 'Let there be light.' "


Wow.

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