January 19th, 2006

Eye

I'm just sayin' ...

Well, I finally got "caught up" in that Barbara Thiering book that had got buried in a stack of stuff a few years ago ... and in the process of reading it (I decided that I really needed to start at the beginning again, as it had been so long since I'd put it down), I figured out how it got into that "maybe later" stack ... the point I left off reading it was in an endless section on early first century chronology, comparing various versions of sacred ritual calendars that competing sects had, how they kept time, readjusted their calendars, etc., etc., etc., and then used that all as a stepping stone to what was (in points) an hour-by-hour tracing of the activities of Jesus and his associates as extrapolated from both Biblical and Qumran scroll material. Really, the first third of the book is fascinating, but this middle section was mind-numbing. I'm hoping that the rest ("locations", "hierarchy", etc.) at least isn't as sleep-inducing as the minutia of various cults' calendars was!

Just in case you were wondering what I was reading, since I hadn't put up a review in quite a while!


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Liberty

Oh, there's a surprise ... not!

Sort of bored ... saw this quiz in anthony_arndt's journal, figured, what the hell ... although I've probably done this one before:

You scored as Liberatarian. You are a Liberatarian!
You beleive that individuals rights are extremely important and that the government should have limited control over your life.

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Liberatarian

83%

Nationalist

75%

Centrist

58%

Liberal

58%

Conservative

58%

Green Politics

33%

Democratic Socialist

17%

Communist

0%

What is your political ideology?
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Gee ... Libertarian ... ya think so? I find it somewhat amusing that I got the same 58% score for Conservative, Centrist, and Liberal ... and that high score for "Nationalist" could certainly help explain my neo-con leanings!


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Loon

I don't usually do these things ...

{Note: I almost never do the "then post this in your LJ" memes, because I generally Don't Want To ... but this one was interesting enough to give it a go ... snagged from hollie_is_right's journal.}
The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, or not, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then, as you like, post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

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