My Thoughts on the Disengagement
I am sure it was worth the wait.
UPDATE: I don't know if it's the casual angle of her CAR-15, the cocked hip, winning smile, or the sunlight on her face, but that middle soldier is really cute.
Palestinians abandoned a quest to build the world's longest sandwich on Wednesday after health officials told them their 750-metre construction risked rotting in the West Bank summer sun.
"We were planning to add the mortadella and stuffing at the last minute to rule out any possibility of rotting," chef Ahmed Nazzal told Reuters. "There must be a conspiracy against us by other competitors."
Most people who grew up frum have strong positive emotions for Orthodox Judaism. These emotions are powerful enough to withstand a rational enquiry in many cases.
Harry Potter has bewitched detainees at the
prison at U.S. , where tales of the young wizard and mysteries by Agatha Christie top the list of most popular books, a prison librarian said on Tuesday. Guantanamo Bay
"Harry Potter is a popular title among some of the detainee population," said the librarian, a civilian contractor identified only as "Lorie" who works at the prison camp for foreign terrorism suspects at the
naval base in U.S. . Cuba
Seems to me that the basic fact of our existence is incomprehensible, no matter which way you look at it. Scientifically, why and how does anything exist at all? Religiously, what is G-d and why would He create us?GH's rhetorical question reveals his answer to this question, but I think he is wrong. If one were to fully adopt the scientific view of the world, there are no meaningful questions. The question of why we exist is irrelevant. We exist. Our existence alone does not reveal a purpose or an ultimate goal to that existence.
Either way you look at it, it makes no sense to us. The Atheists and the Theists are both faced with the same ultimately unanswerable question: 'why are we here?' There is no difference between having faith that there is some scientific explanation for it all, or having faith that some intelligent moral being created it all. Both are equal attempts at explaining the incomprehensible. Both are equally irrational to our feeble minds. Both require faith.
So which faith should one chose? The faith of Theists, or the faith of the Atheists? Well, the Theists have one important advantage; according to them, life has meaning. And faced with a choice of a meaningless, directionless existence, or a meaningful goal oriented existence, which do you think is the rational choice?
A Russian mini-submarine carrying seven sailors snagged on a fishing net and was stuck 625 feet down on the Pacific floor Friday, and the United States and Britain were rushing unmanned vehicles there to help in rescue efforts. Link.Eternal Father, strong to save,