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The month of Margazhi begins today.
For these 30 days, temples and devotees celebrate the glory of the Lord in the month of Margashira.

Why this month?
Krishna says in Bhagvad Gita, among months He is Maargashira.

Maasanaam Maargasirsoham - BG 10:35 #Thiruppavai Image
The millenia-old Bhakti movement in the Tamil land found its supreme manifestation in the form of the 12 Azhvars and 63 Nayanmars.

Their literary contribution to Tamil, through the Tirumurais and NalayiraDivyaPrabhandham remains unparalleled. ImageImage
Andal was one of the 12 Azhvars, devoted to Vishnu, more specifically His form as Krishna.

She was the daughter of Vishnu Chithar, a devotee who is venerated as Periazhvar! Image
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I would just like to point out that Nate Silver's nonsense today didn't merely insult public health scientists, epidemiologists, and officials.

It also insulted public health ethicists, implying that it takes no special expertise or training to unpack and offer guidance

On the deep and fraught complexities in vaccine allocation and prioritization.

I have noted in @AMJPublicHealth that public health ethics is fundamentally about priority-setting:…

Some of us have spent years working on exactly these kinds of probs.

@AMJPublicHealth The idea that you can just barge into the subject with no training in either public health or applied ethics, wave a gatdang magic wand, and "solve" all of these problems is so absurd I've been wanting to #Hulksmash all day

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Was #Jesus a copy of the #Pagan #Mithras/#Mitra/#Mithra?
Um, #No, and here is why:
It is believed by many that the Hindu god Mitra gave rise to the Persian god Mithra, which in turn gave rise to Mithras. Thus, many Jesus Mythicists will cherry pick aspects of one and apply them to all. Indeed, they throw around the names of Mithras, Mithra and Mitra as if they
were not only the same god, but also had the same theologies.
1. There is some debate as to whether these are indeed the same gods. Most likely, Mitra’s myth gave rise to that of Mithra’s, but this is not known for absolutely sure. Likewise, the Roman Mithras has little in
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Iron Man was Paramount/Marvel?

(Starting an MCU rewatch now)
We deserved a West Coast Avengers based out of that mansion.
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