Saturday, 14 December 2013

It's a Miracle!


I thought I'd add fuel to the Hanukah fire from the previous post. Because you know me, I always respect other people's silly beliefs no matter how silly they are.
The particular aspect of Hanukah I would like to point your attention to is the famous miracle of Hanukah. You see, it's not the historical victory over the Greeks that is actually celebrated with Hanukah, but rather the alleged "fact" that the oil that was found at the temple after it was relieved of the Greeks - the only bit of oil they could find - actually managed to last them whole eight days. No, they did not use the oil for deep frying donuts or anything as remotely constructive; they lit their Menorah instead.
Can you think of a miracle mightier than that?

Completely unrelated to Hanukah, I would like to remind you that you are reading this very post through a contraption containing billions of transistors utilising the principles of quantum physics. My message is delivered to your particular contraption through a chain of somewhat similar contraptions spanning the entire globe and its surroundings (think satellites) that form a big network. This network allows you to do all sorts of things, such as providing you with access to the bulk of human knowledge, facilitating the waste of time known as Facebook, or allowing you to take part in a video conference with partners across the globe.
Put things into this perspective and you can see where I'm coming from when I mock Hanukah and its miracles. Or, in other words: the religions we are holding on to are clearly way past their expiration dates. We need and we should move on with our lives.
There are much better things to celebrate than f-ing Hanukah.

Image by Jen T, Creative Commons license

1 comment:

Lesa said...

nice post