Wanting a Religious State

From Could Be Worse’s 2-Panel Tales [Read more...]

Dragons at the Manger

Jeff Carter shared the above photo of a nativity scene, with dragons, inspired by this part of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew: And, lo, suddenly there came forth from the cave many dragons; and when the children saw them, they cried out in great terror. Then Jesus went down from the bosom of His mother, and [Read More...]

Converting Files

And via George Takei, I came across this image of the procedure for uninstalling/exorcising Windows Vista: This kind of operating system cannot be removed except by prayer and fasting… [Read more...]

A Welcoming Congregation

When I saw this cartoon by David Hayward, it struck me as a poignant depiction of the dishonesty that pervades a great many religious congregations. The pastor has presumably been going through some challenging times. When he finally admits where he is at for the first time, the congregation finally feels that they can tell [Read More...]

Pamela Eisenbaum on Progressive Christianity

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YEC Connect the Dots

The image above appeared on the blog Friendly Atheist. It makes a number of points – not least of which is that the dishonesty and special pleading of young-earth creationists makes them a subject of deserved mockery. But it also engages in some sleight of hand itself. Creationists – meaning anyone who believes in a Creator – [Read More...]

Everything Happens For A Reason

I saw this in a collection of “unmotivational” posters, and thought it was worth commenting on. While I personally will not punch anyone in the face, and wish to discourage others from doing so, I think this shows the problem with the trite statement that “it was/wasn’t meant to be.” It ignores the complexities of life [Read More...]

The Church Awakens

Via a commenter who got it via Facebook. [Read more...]

Jesus’ Piety

One text which received a significant amount of discussion in the Bart Ehrman book review panel session at SBL was Mark 10:18, in which Jesus is depicted as saying, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone?” There is a long tradition of avoiding the most natural sense of these [Read More...]

If the Flood was Global, the Mormons are Right!

I had an interesting thought when a commenter shared how they respond to the claim that the entire globe must have been covered by the flood spoken of in Genesis. He points out that Acts 2:5 says that “there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem, which means the known world and not the [Read More...]

The Future of Evangelism?

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