50 People Go Blind While Looking For the Virgin Mary…

In the sun:

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At least 50 people in Kottayam district have reportedly lost their vision after gazing at the sun looking for an image of Virgin Mary.

Though alarmed health authorities have installed a signboard to counter the rumour that a solar image of Virgin Mary appeared to the believers, curious onlookers, including foreign travellers, have been thronging the venue of the ‘miracle’.

St Joseph’s ENT and Eye Hospital in Kanjirappally alone has recorded 48 cases of vision loss due to photochemical burns on the retina. “All our patients have similar history and symptoms. The damage is to the macula, the most sensitive part of retina. They have developed photochemical, not thermal, burns after continuously gazing at the sun,” Dr Annamma James Isaac, the hospital’s ophthalmologist, said.

(via Unreasonable Faith)

You Can’t Please Everyone – Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

One star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music and literature. Today we take a look at Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb :

If I know the film recorded black and white styl, I didn’t bay it.

Slim Pickens riding the bomb is a reference that is part of the American culture. Other than knowing the origin of this reference, this movie is a waste of time.

ok, some minimal thrill but not worth spending the time watching it. The so called humor was ineffective. The scene with the cowboy riding the bomb down was a sad reminder of the cowboy diplomacy that’s been running the country for 8 years.

I asked for a bunch of comedies from the 60s & somehow this war satire landed in the pile. At least it was’t one of those lame 50’s propoganda films & had a somewhat interesting twist; this time an introverted American biggot nutcase is the bad guy, with his own president against him at every step, & Russua is the innocent victim. I couldn’t get through more than 1/2 of it.

There is nothing worse, when it comes to comedy, than blatant satire; YOU CAN’T FIGHT IN HERE, THIS IS THE WAR ROOM.

Wow, hilarious, because it’s a room where they talk about wars, where fighting goes on.

Kubrick made a few masterpieces, and a few mediocre films, this is his one complete and total bomb.

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Daily Dose of Ingersoll

There is not a theologian in the whole world who can produce
the slightest, the least particle of evidence tending to show that
the Bible is the inspired word of God.

Where is the evidence that the book of Ruth was written by an
inspired man? Where is the evidence that God is the author of the
Song of Solomon? Where is the evidence that any human being has
been inspired? Where is the evidence that Christ was and is God?
Where is the evidence that the places called heaven and hell exist?
Where is the evidence that a miracle was ever wrought?

There is none.

Theology is entirely independent of evidence.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Truth” (1897)