Sunday, April 20, 2014

Feast of the Resurrection

A cute take on Christianity, and the life of Christ, don't you think?  And apropos of the Day at Hand. . .


"The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid; I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.'"
     - The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter 28, verses 5-6


I knew I had posted this 'toon somewhere in the past. Here it is, if you're interested. . .

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Another Quote. . .

A few years ago, I picked up a book on number theory, since it's a field of Mathematics that has occasionally fascinated me, and I was looking for something fun and relaxing to read (because that's just the kind of pathetic nerd I am, reading math books for fun and relaxation).  Anyway, I was reading along, relaxing and enjoying myself, when suddenly, in the middle of the book (An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory, by Richard Friedberg; page 84, to be exact), a quote jumped off the page at me.  Now, as fun and/or relaxing as a good math book can be, I don't generally read them because they're just so doggone quotable; but whatchagonnado?  See if you don't agree that, even coming from a math book, this is pretty good -

"Every advance may bring a loss.
When people have electric lamps, they may forget how to build a fire.
When they have automobiles, they may forget how to ride a horse.
When they have weapons, they may forget how to make friends,
and when they have money, they may forget how to pray."