Matt Gemmell wrote on the homophobic sentiments of the Pope and how it reflects badly on religion in general:
You simply cannot reconcile a mandate to love one’s neighbour, whilst then adding a list of openly bigoted exceptions. The only possible result is a crumbling, or an implosion. Sadly, it’s often of the person, rather than the faith which is to blame.
As an open-minded intellectual, I hate the idea that people like Matt and his friend suffer in the face of a church that should stand for tolerance and love for all people. This Lenten season, all Christians should take note of those who are persecuted around them and pray daily for their deliverance from a world that cannot provide peace and understanding to all. Matt, and your physicist friend, I pray that both of you will find what it is you need in this world and in your daily lives you see those Christians around you fighting for a better world.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.