I cross this very street at the same light every day. Yikes.
UT Student gets hit by Capital Metro Bus today
There’s nothing frightening about [Romney] being a Mormon to me. Apparently some in the Republican Party’s evangelical base think otherwise… You can’t cherry pick the worst aspects of a religion and hold a person responsible for it… It’s not like Mitt Romney will pursue policies that are unfair to black people because he’s a Mormon. He’ll do that because he’s a Republican.
Last Day Of Classes Sword Fight in the middle of Guadalupe Street, University of Texas at Austin. A longstanding tradition.
On this day in music history: May 3, 1982 - “Pornography”, the fourth studio album by The Cure is released. Produced by Phil Thornalley and The Cure, it is recorded at RAK Studio One in London from January - February 1982. Part three in a trilogy of albums that includes “Seventeen Seconds” and “Faith”, it will be a career defining release for the band, and a high water mark for the goth music genre and subculture. Much of the material will be written and recorded while The Cure is in a state of flux, though it will become their most successful album to date in the UK and broaden their cult following in the US. “Pornography” will peak at #8 on the UK album chart.
The historical Jesus that emerges from Ehrman’s mainstream defense is a purely human, miracle-free Jewish male with a very common name living in first century Palestine, who after an unremarkable youth went on to teach things that many others had taught before; one more apocalyptic preacher, among many others at the time, whose predictions were proven wrong within a generation; one more “troublemaker” crucified like countless others by the Romans after a drive-thru trial during the Pilate administration. Being such, the Jesus that can be reconstructed from history with any certainty is, for all practical purposes, as irrelevant as the mythical one, effectively shrinking the debate on his existence from a grandiose quest with theological implications to an inconsequential and endless exercise in academic hair-splitting.