Friday, January 16, 2015

Disparity and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

4 Kinds of Fake Faith and How to Spot Them -- " Fake faith is a faith that has elements of the real deal but that falls woefully short, lets us down in the long run, and denies the reality of our relationship with God."
Chinese restaurant promises free food to the beautiful -- "Beautiful people eat for free: restaurant in Zhengzhou determines customers' bill according to how attractive they are."
* Disparity in news coverage: As many as 2,000 dead in Nigeria, but France dominates front pages -- "What makes one massacre more newsworthy than another?"
* Do You Really Need To Shower Every Day? -- "In the U.S., people commonly shower once or even more per day – this can actually be harmful to skin..."
* Florida Schools Ban Bibles After Pressure from Atheists -- "...OCPS has stated it will not allow any materials to be distributed, including atheist pamphlets, Satanist coloring books -- or Bibles."
* Stranger Reunites Family With Late Mom's Ring, Lost for 20 Years -- "A beloved family heirloom was returned to a family this week, thanks to a stranger’s generosity and Facebook."
* The Thoughts Behind 'Neva/Harmony': An Interview With Olcay Bayir -- "The first thing you notice is her voice...The second thing you notice is her vision."
Unseen CS Lewis letter defines his notion of joy -- "A letter from CS Lewis which was discovered inside a secondhand book...Believed to be previously unpublished, the letter to a “Mrs Ellis” was written by Lewis on 19 August 1945, and sees the author unpicking the concept of joy."

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