The Golden Rule

Listened to a video about a potential candidate for National Science Advisor where Dr. David Lewis mentioned his belief in the Golden Rule will help him in the job. Thankfully, he stated it immediately after just as I was thinking, “Wait, which one?”

  • Whoever has the gold, makes the rules. Wizard of Id
  • Do to others as you would have them do to you. – Luke 6:31 (New Testament)
  • Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udana-Varga 5:18
  • Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself. Baha’u’llah

I know, I live in a majority Christian country, so I should just assume the Christian one. But, the Wizard of Id one best matches Trump’s personal belief system, so it deserves weight too.

Book of Ezra Length

Living in the Bible Belt, sometimes the only association people have with my name is the book in the Bible. Which is fine. I mean who would honestly recognize…

  • Ezra Klein
  • Ezra Koenig
  • Ezra Miller
  • Ezra Cornell
  • Ezra Pound
  • Ezra Taft Benson

before the book?

Recently I did get a rather weird question.

Ezra is the shortest book, right?

Uh. What? Apparently someone counted the words in each KJV book and placed Ezra at 30th out of 66 with an unimpressive 7K words. (10 chapters, 280 verses)

3 John has 1 chapter, 14 verses, and 294 words. It has fewer words than my rounding 7,440 to 7K above.