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Jephthah

For me, the most horrific part of the Jephtha story is the way that priests, religions and even scholars insist on pushing this blame onto Jephtha himself -- posting this as a Rash Vow to God. Which is complete BS as near as I can tell, after re-reading the story several times. Since the 18th century, some scholars have questioned the traditional interpretation of Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter. Alternative views of the events have been proposed claiming mistranslations or comparing the sacrifice to other biblical events and given the contradiction in the moral message, seeking a more poetic interpretation. But the fact is there is nothing wrong with the interpretation of the Hebrew, and it was exactly what it says. This isn't a few verses taken out of context... this is three chapters making it perfectly clear that Jephthah sought to save the people of the tribe, and offered the sacrifice of God's choosing for success. There are several more disturbing details of

Facebook Lockup

My account on Facebook is locked up. Has been most of the night. So if you don't see me on there for a while, its because I have no access. Not really happy about the fact either. Facebook has not been the most stable of systems lately and when I think about putting more time and effort into placement and advertising, Facebook is not at the top of my list.

Yes, I hear you and I Apathize

This idea hit me in the forehead this evening and I can't seem to get it out, so I guess I'm going to have to write it out. apathize (verb) - to actively show no interest in something, or anything - the act of intentional attention failure - to not care usage : It's normal for people to empathize with those in trouble, but all he does is apathize when someone else is struggling. On the Internet, in blogs, Social Networks and forums I come across a large number of sticky sentimental, crappy articles which are based on faulty logic, heart strings and mis-construed facts (normally from the bible, or political platforms) which should be laughed off the pages, but instead are applauded and taken as Biblical Facts. I have stood aloof and in awe of these atrocities long enough… the only sane response to such arrogant ignorance is cold Apathy. While I am certainly using these sicky sticky melodramatic landmines for the purpose of trafficking my idea of an Apath