The Bible On What’s To Be Done With Non-Virgin Brides

via 13Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in to her, he dislikes her 14and makes up charges against her, slandering her by saying, “I married this woman; but when I lay with her, I did not find evidence of her virginity.” 15The father of the young woman and her mother shall then submit the [Read More...]

Tom Petty On The Beatles

Tom Petty writes about the Beatles’ legendary Ed Sullivan appearance: I think the whole world was watching that night. It certainly felt that way – you just knew it, sitting in your living room, that everything around you was changing. It was like going from black-and-white to color. Really. I remember earlier that day, in [Read More...]

The Value Of Religious Moderates And The Danger Of Isolating Religious And Political Fundamentalists

Recently Karen Armstrong is coming out with a book arguing for an extremely apophatic conception of God that rejects all manner of biblical literalism but still insists on some important reference to God and is critical of the New Atheists.  Recently she and Richard Dawkins both responded to a Wall Street Journal solicitation for their [Read More...]

Judge This: Is It Wrong To Rip The Creationist Introduction Out Of Ray Comfort’s Propaganda Version Of The Origin Of Species?

Creationist Ray Comfort has put together a version of The Origin of Species which contains an introduction (which you can read here) which falsely blames Nazism on Darwin, promotes creationist pseudoscience, and lies about the scientific credibility of evolution.  Yesterday I relayed a video in which Kirk Cameron touts plans to distribute 50,000 copies of [Read More...]

Georgia O’Keefe’s Blue Flower (1918)

See more early Georgia O’Keefe paintings from the new Whitney exhibit and read the New York Times review of it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

On Comparing God To The Tooth Fairy

As I argued to Clergy Guy recently, there is a qualitative difference between talking about the possible scientific/metaphysical principle of a ground of all being defensibly called “God” and talking about one of the personal deities of historical religions who are claimed to engage with each other and with humanity in highly specified ways by [Read More...]

Will The Real Atheists Please Stop Kneeling

Earlier this week I mentioned the rumor being spread that the New Atheists are the new prophets.  Well now we can add the following bold conjectures from friend of Camels With Hammers, Clergy Guy: The church has deteriorated over the years to where we have a great number of thumbsucking, overindulged, lazy people who want somebody to pay [Read More...]

R.I.P. William Alston (1921-2009)

I only learned a couple of hours ago about the death of William Alston.  I never met him, I have only read one of his articles, and philosophically he played a leading role in putting Christian epistemology back on the map.  But he was the dissertation adviser of Garey Spradley, one of my college philosophy [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Left Behind

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