Blame

I stumbled upon the video of Nergal (frontman of the legendary Polish black/death metal band Behemoth) destroying the Bible on stage.

“They call this book holy. I dare not agree. To me, it is the source of all hypocrisy and the worst evil that man can do to one another.”

This is obviously done more for show than anything else, although I suspect Nergal really does believe what he says. Anyway, what caught my attention here was him calling the Bible the source of all hypocrisy and the worst evil.

Looking at Reddit and Youtube comments, apparently there are plenty of people who really do believe this.

Of course it’s easier to believe that a large part of evil in this world comes from a few specific sources – religions, for example – and that removing them would make the world a better place, instead of accepting that it is man himself who is the source of hypocrisy and evil, and that everything else is just pretext for those actions?

Excellent band though.

Facebook is actually useful, sometimes

I worked at Mäksa parish administration for a couple of months this summer. I was in charge of managing the networks & computers of the administration, plus a small school and a library (’tis a really small parish, like most of them in Estonia are). The last IT guy quit overnight without saying goodbye, or telling anyone the current server and network passwords.

And so it came to be that on a sunny day in August, the server hard dive ran out of space, and I (still) didn’t have the root password. So I called the ex-IT-guy, but he didn’t pick up his phone.

I kept calling him for the whole morning. Nothing.

Oh well, I thought, he’s probably really busy with his new job. Maybe he’ll call back later.

But then, in a sudden flash of insight, I looked him up on Facebook and sent him a message.

Got a reply exactly 11 minutes later.