- Me: Hmmm... I'm just herp-derpin'.... I'm bored and a nerd! I know! I'll text ChaCha to find out something new! What are the names of the two gods of Zoroastrianism?
- ChaCha: Greek gods Apollo and Artemis were twins. They are a powerful pair. ChaCha on!
- Me: *face palm* New Answer...
- ChaCha: Zoroastrians are followers of the religion based on the teachings of the prophet Zarathustra. ChaCha!
- Me: Closer... What are the names of the gods in Zoroastrianism?
- ChaCha: Some of the major gods include: Angra Mainyu, Gatha's, and Ahuramazda.
- Me: Ahuramazda! That's the good one! HA! ok... Who is Ahuramazda's opponent?"
- ChaCha: They beat Western Kentucky 24-7.
- Me: Wait, what? What the... NO! That has nothing to do with what I asked! Fine... "Ahuramazda"
- ChaCha: Ahuramazda: The 'wise lord,' the supreme god of the ancient Iranians, whose cult was propagated by the prophet Zarathustra. ChaCha on!
- Me: I suppose you are getting warmer, ChaCha... Ok... Who is Ahuramzda's enemy?
- ChaCha: The enemies of the Thundercats are the Mutants of Plunn-Darr. ChaCha!
- Me: *throws phone against the wall at Mach III out pure frustration and contempt*
Dear Turkish Man I did business with at The Turkish Market,
Thank you for recommending the brand of Turkish Delight you did to me. It is scrumptious, or as I now like to say, “yum-frick-it-y-yum.” I can taste the honey, and it shocks my sense of taste as the pistachios and coconut complement the treat. I am sincerely glad that this brand of the dessert is your favorite.
Thank you so much again and I hope to do business again soon,
As a child of The Almighty and man of thought, I have come to a conclusion:
All life is sacred, sentient or otherwise. All life is worthy of blessing. All loss of life is worthy of mourning.
As Albert Schweitzer once said, “If man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.”
If we as a people can take life without the thought of the smallest consequence, we shall lose life by the greatest of consequences. For this reason, we must be cognizant of the very contents of our mouths, both what goes in them and what travels out. Doing so is vital
The food we eat is given to us. It is the bounty of the Earth. It was given to our people as a trust. Some of us eat freely and abundantly of meats and grain, while our neighbor will have nothing save the dust. Life is taken for our bellies to be filled: the life of an animal or plant, or life of our neighbor, who did not dine along side us. Let us Remember the Loss.
The intellects we possess were given to us. They are the gifts from a Higher Order, natural or supernatural. Regardless the origins of our Promethean Flame, we possess a great power. It can give life or take it. Simply stated, our intellects can build paths to beauteous cities of a Mankind at Peace, or they can spread barbed seeds of War and Malice. We are the Stewards of our own Thoughts and Actions. May we possess this power responsibly and nobly, and may we also remember those who we have lost to the devices of Men. Let us Remember the Loss.
For we have been given much, let us love and live and prosper as a people. May We Bless Our Neighbors As We Are Blessed.