A Bizarre Story Involving Superman, a Christian Comic Book Store Owner, Internet Abbreviations, and Yiddish Swear Words

This story is weird, but in interesting ways (and if you are trying to avoid ever setting eyes on profanity, then I must ask you to avert them now). First, Superman was depicted as grunting in a recent comic book. Here’s the relevant panel: A Christian comic book store owner decided to boycott the comic, [Read More...]

The [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast Episode 27

Episode #27 of the [ad hoc] Christianity podcast has just been posted, which is an interview with me, recorded last night. Click through to listen! [Read more...]

Let’s Kill Hitler – Drive Recklessly

Marc Cortez shared this brilliant PSA on driving at an appropriate speed, the ending of which sci-fi fans will appreciate more than anyone. [Read more...]

Doctor Who and Exodus: On Discovering Your God’s Limitations

Perhaps the most significant thing that we have known all along but were reminded of forcefully in “The Girl Who Waited” is this: the Doctor is not infallible. It is not a given that he will make everything right by the end of the episode or the end of the season or the final episode [Read More...]

Which is the Most Significant Clue in Recent Episodes of Doctor Who?

The following two quotes are obvious candidates. Which would you pick from the two – or would you propose a different one altogether? [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited (for the Providence of a Time-Travelling God)

Today’s episode of Doctor Who was not merely a great one but a beautiful one. What a brilliant use of time travel to explore the people we are and the people we become, and what might happen if the time stream of the person we want to spend our life with gets out of sync [Read More...]

Rod is Reviewing Religion and Science Fiction

Rod of Alexandria has begun reading and reviewing <i>Religion and Science Fiction</i>. He is already finding that the works explicitly mention could be substituted with countless other works of sci-fi too numerous to mention and the points made would still be relevant. That was one of the aims in putting the volume together: to make [Read More...]

What Captain Picard Always Orders at Chinese Restaurants

Via Blastr (If you don’t get it immediately, look at the sign on the wall behind him). [Read more...]

God in Our Own Image…and in Little Green Flesh

This one is from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: But as a sci-fi fan, and as someone who doubts the sentience of octopuses, I find this one more meaningful: [Read more...]

Science Fiction and Religion around the Blogosphere

Here are some sci-fi posts from around the blogosphere which are likely to be of interest to readers: Cheese-Wearing Theology continues reviewing Religion and Science Fiction, reaching Fuji Lozada’s chapter on sci-fi in China. The Sci-Fi Catholic responded to an earlier post by his evil twin about the relationship between religion and science fiction. Religion [Read More...]

Darth Vader in “Yes Man”

There has been a lot of discussion of George Lucas’ addition of Vader’s “Noooooo” to Return of the Jedi on Blu-Ray. But here is a very different spoof perspective on the matter: Darth Vader starring in “Yes Man”: HT Jeff Carter on Facebook [Read more...]