Doctor Who: Is That The Question? Is It The Answer?

There have been a lot of hints down the years that the Doctor is in some sense God or a god in the minds of the writers and producers. Here are just a few reminders: His nickname in school was “Theta Sigma” – the nomina sacra abbreviation for the Greek word theos, “God,” in early [Read More...]

Fundamentalist Preachers on Judgment Day

The day of judgment had finally come, and all of humanity was gathered beside the pearly gates, to await their judgment and learn whether their fate was what they expected. Some cowered as far away as they could, out of fear, but a group of fundamentalist preachers pushed their way to the front, eager to [Read More...]

What is the Oldest Question in the Universe?

The big question raised by yesterday’s episode of Doctor Who, “Let’s Kill Hitler,” is…what is the question? The Silence, we have been told, are a religious order trying to answer the oldest question in the universe, believing that once they do, “silence will fall.” The big discussions among Doctor Who fans for the near future [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler (and answer the oldest question in the universe)

Doctor Who returned today with the long-awaited episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” The show is not only avoiding doing obvious things with such a title, but is also delivering answers to questions it had previously raised, while raising new ones – in other words, it is full speed ahead doing all the things that fans love [Read More...]

Rapidly Moving Hot Air Threatens East Coast

I have heard people say that a fast moving burst of hot air is coming up the East Coast and is troubling residents further North in places like New York. I am pretty sure that this refers to one of the following, but I am not sure which… [Read more...]

The Connection Between Hurricane Irene and Gay Marriage

There isn’t one. But before someone predictably either blames Hurricane Irene’s impact on New York on gay marriage, or fails to treat a last minute swerve of the hurricane away from the path of New York as indication of divine approval of gay marriage, I thought I would share this snarky poster, which says everything [Read More...]

Mythicists and Creationists: Which are More Entertaining?

For some, the similarities between mythicists and creationists outweigh the differences, while for others the reverse seems to be true. The latter tend to get very upset when the comparison is made. And so perhaps it is only fair that I emphasize from time to time one of the differences between mythicists and creationists. Having [Read More...]

C. K. Barrett (1917-2011)

Michael Halcomb was the first biblioblogger to break the news that Charles Kingsley Barrett has passed away at the age of 94. C. K. Barrett was Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham until his retirement in 1982, when James D. G. Dunn, my Doktorvater, became the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity. When I was [Read More...]

No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Here’s the trailer for a new movie focused on the attempt of religious fundamentalists to hijack science education. The film is called “No Dinosaurs in Heaven.” [Read more...]

Religion and Science Fiction: Now Available for Kindle!

I just received word that Religion and Science Fiction is now available for Kindle through Amazon.com. The price for the Kindle edition is almost as low as the discounted price for which you can still get the print edition until the end of this month, via the publisher’s web site. Use the discount coupon code [Read More...]

The World’s Most Valuable Book?

Via Joe Carter on Google+ [Read more...]


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