Monday, July 07, 2008

Link Roundup

3 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Ancient Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection -- does the 3 day resurrection story predate Jesus?

Mithras? 600BC? Seems like copyright infringement to me... [laughs]

The Jesus Myth is hardly a new idea - even 2K Years ago...

Comrade Kevin said...

The strict veracity of these ancient tales is not nearly as important as the wisdom conveyed by them.

If that's a liberal interpretation, I'll gladly own up to it.

Random said...

"Hilzoy has a roundup of the praise Republicans are giving Jesse Helms"

A couple of thoughts - firstly, does Hilzoy mention that most of the really nasty stuff linked to there was done and said while Helms was a Democrat? And note Helms left the Democrats of his own accord, he was not expelled for being a racist.

And secondly, when Robert Byrd (Democrat Senator for West Virginia) departs this mortal earth, do you really think that many of his Democrat colleagues will qualify their lavish praise for him with reference to the time he spent as a prominent member of the Ku Klux Klan?

You know, there was a time when it was merely thought to be basic human decency to concentrate on somebody's positive achievements at the moment of their death and leave the criticisms for another time. De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, and all that. Is this really beyond us now?