Saturday, December 25, 2004

Somber Christmas

Remember on this Christmas that 1,471 soldiers who were fighting in Iraq are dead and an estimated 14,880 Iraqi citizens.
This is the count from CNN: "There have been 1,471 coalition troop deaths, 1,321 Americans, 75 Britons, seven Bulgarians, one Dane, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 19 Italians, one Latvian, 16 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and nine Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of December 24, 2004."

Read a story in the LA Times about how the soldiers are doing today

On his show last night, CNN's Larry King featured four religious leaders and Deepak Chopra, author and the founder of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.
Funny, none of the religious guys (and they were all guys) could agree on what the Bible says. The Bible is interpreted in so many different ways.
Deepak seemed to transcend the debate: “Spirituality is a domain of awareness,” he said. “There is no argument about fact in which nobody can corroborate.”

In other words, no matter what you believe, just be kind to your fellow human being darn it!