Animals in the Bible

Both of these were drawn to my attention by my wife: JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’ Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to [Read More...]

Questions vs. Assertions

David Hayward’s cartoon above gets it exactly right. Confident assertions often weigh us down and tie us to ways of thinking that often are not as well founded as we initially assumed. Questions raise us up to discover new things that we could never have if we refused to ask them. Even if the questioning [Read More...]

Now, There Is This Competing Theory…

It should of course be captioned, “If math was taught like some people want science to be taught, but thankfully in most cases it isn’t…” [Read more...]

One Does Not Simply Vworp Into Mordor

In response to my last post, a Facebook friend shared this with me: [Read more...]

The Time Lord of the Rings

By Adele Lorienne, via Tumblr and Pinterest. Click through to see some of this artist’s other lovely works of Doctor Who fan art. My response to the above is this:   [Read more...]

101 Uses for a Dead Dalek

A friend drew my attention to 101 Uses for a Dead Dalek:   Which, I then discovered, was part of a series called “The Dalek Game” which involves replacing a word in famous book titles with “Dalek.” Here's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Dalek, which I think is particularly brilliant: There are many, many more [Read More...]

Genesis of the Daleks

  By Paul Hanley   [Read more...]

God’s Bible

Here’s another provocative cartoon from David Hayward: David points out that the Bible’s repeated references to “the Word of God” are not about something that can be called “the Bible.” This is true – and ought to be obvious – for several reasons. First and foremost, when the texts that eventually came to make up [Read More...]

Fundamentalist Cognitive Dissonance

The blog “Stuff Fundies Like” reposted a post entitled “Cognitive Dissonance” which I thought was worth sharing here. Read these examples, and then in the comments, why not see if you can come up with other examples of conservative Christians holding two mutually-contradictory assertions simultaneously? We believe that Calvinism is a hindrance to evangelism…we also believe [Read More...]

One of the Wise Men is about to have an Epiphany

I confess that I have often wished there was a cartoon depicting magi bringing gold, Frankenstein, and myrrh. And so I am glad that Facebook brought this my way! [Read more...]

The Grumpy Terrestrial

  Why do I find this cat so funny?   [Read more...]