Your Brain is Green
Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance. You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver. You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns. You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just for Fun

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Roundup: It's Been A Busy Day

Today, the Six Days' War began 44 years ago. It ought to be called the "44 Years' War" because we are still fighting it. Here are some links to relevant articles:

And, in other news: I'm sure those who sympathize with Palestinian terrorists can justify these "freedom fighters".

Hopefully, this is the beginning of the end of the much-vaunted reconciliation:

An Interesting Map

I downloaded the free sample of a Kindle book -- Charles Freeman's "A New History of Early Christianity"

and there is a VERY interesting map in the first chapter, showing where the two indigenous peoples, during the Roman occupation, the Samaritans and the Jews, lived. Of course, the period of Jesus' life and the early Church was a good 700 years before Mohammad so there were no Muslims or "Palestinians" in the area.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Jews inhabited what is today the Galilee -- and the area known as the West Bank [we don't call it Judea without reason] It is very striking. I invite you to do the same as I did, and then ponder on where, exactly, is the Jewish heartland. It isn't Tel Aviv. And how fraudulent Arab claims really are.

I can accept that the farther into the past one goes, the chances of mythology swallowing up historical evidence increases. I too am somewhat skeptical of the existence of the Biblical Abraham [but not a tribal leader, or series of them, who did what Abraham is supposed to have done; I think that's quite real] and even of there having been a real individual named Moses [although I do think there was an Exodus, probably of a small enough band that the Egyptians didn't get too upset about it]. But by the Roman period there is no doubt whatsoever of the Jewish presence in what is now Israel and the West Bank. Indeed, predominantly the West Bank.