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, June 13, 2012


Joan Niesen's posting, "There's an unfair bias against WNBA" is worth a read.  I've commented here before on the shabby treatment the Minnesota Lynx receive from the media (here).  At the moment, the Lynx are 9-0 and playing great basketball, but you would hardly know it from the sports news websites.  Niesen, writing about the Lynx, makes the larger point that women's professional basketball generally is treated as a second-class enterprise that is compared unfavorably and unfairly to the NBA.  She makes good points.  This prejudice is particularly galling, however, when it comes to Minnesota professional sports where, right now, fans are feeling "better" about the baseball Twins because they almost don't have the worst record in the American League—almost.