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Sunday, January 29, 2006


Saints, Bigots, and Outright Fakes

Epliscopalians are considering nomination of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as a saint. "Delegates to the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington will vote today on the proposal, the first step in a long process. If Marshall is added to the church's roster of saints, May 17 -- the date of the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that segregated schools are unconstitutional -- would be observed as Marshall Feast Day."

Don't know about being saintly, but from all accounts Justice Marshall was a good man. Wonder if this would set a trend. Are we going to see Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas nominated for sainthood ? G.W. Bush ? Holy mackerel ! Their supporters might find the idea worth pursuing.
The Lahore Marathon

Further to my post dated January 28th, stringent security measures prevented disruption of the event . The full marathon did not include women. Hundreds of women participated in a 10km (6.2 miles) mixed sex race. Bouquets to the Pakistani women. There was no mention of women runners in high heels or traditional garbs. "There are ways of following religion and this is not the way to follow religion, by telling women to stay off roads or not be able to participate in what they feel they want to do--Amina Sheikh, a participant"
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints: Sinners are much more fun."
---Billy Joel

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