I've been reading a little history lately. It seems that back in the glory days of the Caliphates, muslims were very big on astrology. In fact, they carried astrology forward from its Greco-Roman roots to even greater heights of sophistication. But I was wondering about something, and I've never heard anyone ever ask this before. My question for the terrorism experts out there is: "Does Al-Queda and its buddies time their attacks on the basis of the position of the stars?"
Also, I recently picked up for three dollars at a discount book store, here in Land-In-between, a short little paperback that I found surprisingly helpful and encouraging for me personally. It's entitled "The Spirit Comes (as part of the package)", and was written by an Anglican minister named John Leach, who back in January of 2004 was appointed as Parish Development Adviser in the diocese of Monmouth, of the Church of Wales. Leach writes with a good deal of "British humor", which is something I have always liked, and as an added benefit from reading his book, I learned that they call buses there "coaches", and donuts are called "dunkies".
Saturday, November 12, 2005
I am still on my blog fast. I finished reading Ray Monk's biography about Ludwig Wittgenstein. It was interesting and well written, but grueling to read. And now I'm re-reading the St. Teresa of Ávila's autobiography, and I think I am now getting much more out of it. So blogging will continue to be very light for some time to come. When I come back, and the dust has settled somewhat, I am contemplating saying something about everybody's favorite bugbear, Pat Robinson, who's been in the news lately. But what I have to say may not be what most people would expect.