Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Things To Ponder Today

How To Run: One of the lengthiest descriptions of proper running bio-mechanics I've ever seen, but well worth the read.

Hate-Making An Exception To The Rule: It's not really a mosque and it's not really at Ground Zero, but don't let that stop us from being hypocritical when it comes to our constitutionally protected religious freedom. At least Mayor Bloomberg and the Landmark Preservation Committee are reasonable and rational.


Spokane Al said...

I fully believe that freedom of religion allows the mosque to be built on the proposed site and to stop that would be wrong.

That said, I find the people behind the mosque more than a little tone deaf and insensitive to the feelings of those who lost loved ones on 9/11 and to Americans who hold internal and external hurt and wounds from this attack.

I hoped that a bit more understanding and sensitivity from those who want to build the mosque would lead to finding an alternative location.

Because we can does not always mean that we should.

Hank Greer said...

I'd have to politely disagree with you, Al. In what way have they been tone deaf and insensitive? None that I can see.

John Speare said...

The proposed mosque is two blocks away from ground zero.

I'm curious: how big is the appropriately sensitive radius from ground zero for a mosque?

3 blocks? a mile? Who makes this call?