Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
The Day of Thor and the 7 PlanetsThe Day of Thor and the 7 PlanetsMore Like This
Today is not just my birthday; it is also the day of the Norse thunder god Thor, after who I was named. It is a day we call "Thursday". Perhaps you never realized it.
In fact, all the 7 days of the week are named after gods and "planets".
The word planet comes from the ancient Greek word planētēs, which means wanderer or wandering. A planet was defined as a celestial object that was moving against the background stars, meaning it was a close object, wandering across the sky. In ancient times, you could see 7 of such objects with the bare eye, and thus we had 7 planets. Those are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the sun and the moon.
Vettius Valens, a Greek astrologer, was the first person we know of who associated the days of the week with gods. He wrote it down in the year 170 and used the following order: Sun, Moon, Ares, Hermes, Zeus, Aphrodite, and Cronos.
The planetary week names passed from Greece to the