…to turning the moon into a giant disco ball and installing it in low orbit around the earth! We choose to discofy the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!
It would be worth supporting if it could get Republicans to give NASA more funding
But just a few days after, “We never really discofyed the moon. You can tell from the pixels.”
Hard? Erm… nope, how would this help harmonize the millenia-long East-West discord in setting the date for Easter? Now that’s hard !
Actually, I just learned from an Orthodox friend of mine that much of the Orthodox church went to the new (Gregorian) calendar sometime in the 1920s, but that there were substantial holdouts who refused (including, I think, Russia). So they agreed that all Orthodox churches, no matter which calendar they used, would use the old system for determining Easter, since whatever else happens throughout the year, everyone should be celebrating Pascha together.
This makes me hopeful, since it’s nice to know that a substantial portion of the East recognizes the scientific superiority of the Gregorian over the Julian calendar and makes me wonder whether it wouldn’t be possible for the West to make a similar compromise. It is, so I’ve been told, good and pleasant when brothers dwell together in unity.
“I believe the United States should commit itself, before this decade is out…” Well put! The US should certainly be commited by somebody and hopefully long before the decade is out. Kirt Higdon
“and do the other things…”
Every time I hear that fine piece of rhetoric, I chuckle.