Thursday, April 5, 2007

A mysterious comment

In response to this post, I got a rather puzzling comment:
Astrology is the ancient practice and study of the stars and planets. Its history goes back to Babylonian times. Astrology is not the same as astronomy. Astronomy studies only the science of the planets, stars and universe.

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I'm not sure what to make of it. The website it directs you to is fairly basic, seemingly directed at people who have never heard of astrology (and how many people, at least in our culture, can that be said to apply to?) The comment was cut and pasted from that website. I'd like to find out more about the poster's motivations, but since the comment is anonymous I can't do that. It reminds me of nothing so much as those religious zealots who think that directing you to John 3:16 will be enough to make you say "Gosh, I didn't know that! I guess I'd better accept Jesus as my saviour right away!" (They tend to be selective in that regard; they usually don't direct you to 4 Kings (aka 2 Kings) 18:27 for some reason).

I got my bike back from the shop yesterday- just in time for the return of shitty weather. Looking out the window, it looks like we got a couple of centimetres of snow last night.