Balloons on a Mailbox

I thought I knew what it meant when someone tied balloons to their mailbox in the United States. A birthday party, or some other celebration, right? Or just possibly a yard sale. And so when I saw balloons on my neighbor’s mailbox, that’s what I presumed it would be. But then I got closer and [Read More…]

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First Contact?

A Facebook friend shared this, and it seemed worth passing along. Reflecting on possible alien religious beliefs, and how they might or might not resemble those of human beings, is a great thought experiment. So what do you think? Is the scenario in the cartoon possible, in your view? Would you be happy, or disappointed, [Read More…]

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A Controversial Post about Beer, Football, and the Relative Merits of Scarlet Johansson vs. Shakira

Commenter Paul Regnier wrote in the 977th comment on a post of mine entitled “Mythicism and other Bunk around the Blogosphere”: Chaps, for a laugh, I just worked out how many words have been written here in reply to Dr McGrath’s original, 200 word post… it’s about 125,000!!!Maybe it’s time we all did something more [Read More…]

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Geez, I’m a Language Geek

It is surely a clear sign that I am a language geek that when I see the word “Geez” written somewhere, the first thing I think of is not the shortened way of saying “Jesus” to express surprise or frustration… …but rather something that looks like this: [Read more…]

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Honk If You Would Do This If Someone Took Your Bumper Sticker Seriously

Via hoping for redemption [Read more…]

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The Wedding/Fight between the Bible and Questions

David Hayward posted the above cartoon today. When I first saw the priest bringing the hands of the Bible and the question mark together, I thought it was depicting a wedding. A closer look showed the boxing gloves and whistle. I love that the cartoon has overtones of both – and of course, being married [Read More…]

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How to Spot the Secret Atheist Handshake

Jim West often has a bee in his bonnet about atheists, but he doesn’t always seem to have actually observed any, and so I thought I would share this to help him out. From The Far Left Side.   [Read more…]

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Happy Super Towel Day!

I got back from my trip to Israel yesterday, just in time for Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams. Some are calling this “Super Towel Day” since 5+25+12=42. The trip had a couple of Douglas Adams moments or aspects, such as the fact that one of the books we all read together was A [Read More…]

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The Apocalypse is Like…

From Tree Lobsters, solidly at the intersection of religion and science fiction.   [Read more…]

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Readiness to Revise

There are two great cartoons that appeared on David Hayward’s blog recently which can be related to one another. Here is the first: And this second one seems to be related to the same theme inasmuch as such experiences can and should motivate theological reflection and revision, as they did in Job’s case:     [Read more…]

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What if the Doctor had met Rose when he was younger?

Via The High Council of Timelords on Facebook, where Sid who shared it wrote: “Hmmm I wonder if the fans and/or rose would have been so keen on a love interest, if it was this incarnation of he Doctor. Though it is the youngest we’ve known the Doctor, and 10 was several hundred years older” [Read more…]

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