We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Attention Smokers: Cigarettes are radioactive!

If you are a smoker or if you are regularly subjected to "passive" cigarette smoke, I would strongly urge you to read a posting at ABC Science entitled, "Cigarettes as radioactive as x-rays." It turns out that two packs of cigarettes contain the same level of radiation as a chest x-ray. And so-called "passive" smoke is toxic as well.  Smokers, if you must smoke, please, do it where others aren't subjected to it.  Please.  But, it would be best all the way around if you would stop smoking entirely.