Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday This and That
Hard to believe another week has gone by so quickly. It's Friday already, and another weekend is upon us. The weeks are flying by faster than ever. More and more people are suggesting that time is speeding up, and more and more we are hearing people say, "I never seem to have the time to get everything done." or "Where has the time gone to?" And more and more frequently people are suggesting that time is speeding up. Well, is it?
Einstein had once stated that time can, indeed, speed up, and now two scientists...including the Nobel Prize winner...have confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity...which means that, under certain conditions, time can speed up. In fact, years ago scientists discovered that the earth gives off a pulse which has been stable for many years, but is currently on the increase. In fact, since 1980 the earth's heartbeat has begun to speed up. What this means, I really don't know. Some theorize that the time will come when the earth stops rotating on its axis...Some say that eventually there will be a reversal in the magnetic field and what happens after that is unclear...but enough of this. What started as a simple statement is in the process of becoming a ramble, so it's time to move on to what I really wanted to talke about.
Don't know how many of you have heard, but the big news here in the city is that the Empire State Building has rejected Mother Theresa. It's seems the Catholic League has requested that the building be lit on August 26th in honor of her birth, but the owners have refused. Meanwhile, they have said "yes" to Mariah Carey, dog shows, baseball teams, and even lit up for the 60th anniversary of COMMUNIST CHINA, where, under the leadership of Mao Tse-Tung, 77 million people were killed. For Mother Theresa the building would glow in blue and white, the color of her Missionaries of Charity Order. This simple blue and white coloring was the same colors used for a Yankee World Series win and the Israeli Independence Day, yet they won't pay this simple tribute to a woman who was a crusader for the poor and dedicated her life to helping others. I don't get it.
On August 26th, she would have been 100 years old. Now, I am not a religious person and disagree with many of the teachings of mainstream religion, but, in my opinion. Mother Theresa transcends religion. Here is a woman who is known for her humanitarian work around the world...setting up hospitals, clinics, food banks, soup kitchens, shelters. She was devoted to the poor. She has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Medal of Freedom, and over 120 other awards during her lifetime; she was voted the most admired woman in the world three years in a row, but she is not seen as good enough to be honored by the Empire State Building.
I wanted to set up a survey along the sidebar, but I have not yet become that savvy in blogland, so I am posing the question here. What's your thoughts on this? Do you think she should be honored?