Finally, a Look Back video that’s actually enjoyable:
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!
We’ve heard of atheist student groups that volunteer or donate to charity by hosting events like blood drives, bake sales, and walkathons. All are fantastic, but what the Secular Legal Society at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law is doing to help others took me by surprise because of how novel and welcome it is:
A week after the Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate, it’s time to put the topic to bed, along with the viral photos of Creationists at the event holding a sketchpad with scrawled questions.
And we will … just as soon as we’ve pointed you to this imgur page with clever “translations” of those questions.
Here’s a sample:
There, all done now!
When the Jewish mashiach (messiah) finally returns, guess who won’t be overjoyed to see him?
Renters in Jersualem, who fear they will be will be kicked out of their apartments.
The Christian Science Monitor found that
In apartment contracts around the city, there are clauses stipulating what will happen to the apartment if or when the Jewish Messiah, or mashiach, comes. The owners, generally religious Jews living abroad, are concerned that he will arrive, build a third temple, and turn Israel into paradise — and they will be stuck waiting for their apartment tenants’ contracts to run out before they can move back.
It is prophesied in the Jewish scriptures that there will be no more war, murder, or theft, the Jerusalem Temple will be rebuilt (all that remains today is the Western Wall), and all the Jews will return to the land of Israel upon his arrival. This period is known as Olam Haba, or the World to Come.