Abbey Road

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook [Read more...]

Some Things You Just Don’t Do (According to Leviticus)

People in White Coats shared the above cartoon. It highlights a number of important things, including the fact that Leviticus mandates a great deal that Christians simply do not follow, or even try to follow, but also the character of a deity envisaged as “zapping” those who do not observe the laws. [Read more...]

Unused Icons on Your Desktop

There was a version of this circulating about a year ago, which I shared. But this one with the added pop-up message is better, I thought. I wonder whether Windows 10 will have that annoying pop-up. If there were icons on my desktop that I didn’t want there, I would delete or move them…Sheesh! [Read more...]

All Work and No Play

I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before to combine the two sayings about Jack: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and “Jack of all trades, master of none.” But now that it has, it seemed meme-worthy. There is nothing dull about constantly learning new things. And to achieve mastery in a [Read More...]

Visiting the New Mormon Temple

Yesterday I went on a tour of the new Latter-Day Saints temple in Carmel, Indiana. It was my first ever visit to a Mormon temple, and it was quite fascinating. The architecture and artwork are all customized for the local context, and so it is not a coincidence that the top of the temple will remind [Read More...]

Recognizing Evil

This meme came to my attention on Facebook, and of course I had to share it, since it explores the intersection of Star Wars and Christianity. In Star Wars, the original plan was for lightsabers to all be the same color, but this was changed to make things more interesting. But the notion that someone’s stance [Read More...]

Horus Manure

I’m not sure how I missed it, but a few years ago, Catholic apologist Jon Sorensen came up with a very clever title for a post about alleged Jesus-Horus parallels: Horus Manure. Whatever you think of the post, that’s a pun that was too good not to share. More up to date, Gakusei Don (who [Read More...]

How to Apply the Greatest Commandments

If your appeal to prioritizing love for God over love for neighbor would have justified the priest in the parable of the Good Samaritan not stopping to help the robbery victim by the side of the road, then you are not applying what Jesus said were the greatest commandments in the way Jesus taught us [Read More...]

Proof These Are The Last Days?

This came my way via Facebook, and I thought I would share it here. I appreciate the irony that, by speaking falsely about the Book of Revelation and other parts of the Bible, and consistently being wrong about the future, many of the end-times focused Christians do indeed seem to be fulfilling Biblical predictions about the Last Days… [Read more...]

Dante’s Academic Inferno

From PHD Comics [Read more...]

Heart Strangely Cooled

Via Unvirtuous Abbey on Facebook. [Read more...]

Don Francisco on the Bible as Idol

Christian music artist Don Francisco shared this striking reflection about the Bible on his Facebook page: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Answer: They can rebuild them. The foundations have been destroyed, but not in the simplistic way most of Western Christianity imagines– it has taken centuries of knee-jerk defensiveness, blind acceptance and willful [Read More...]

Different Bricks, Different Bibles

Now that it has been published, I wonder whether anyone will do a comparison between The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: A Children’s Guide to the Old and New Testament, and The Brick Bible - which is most definitely not aimed at children. How do they approach their storytelling? What is similar and different about them? How [Read More...]

Mandaean Contributions to Islamic Civilization

I received word about the new book series below, and wanted to share it here, since it explicitly mentions the Mandaeans! New book series: Edinburgh University Press Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation Series editors: Professor Carole Hillenbrand and Dr Myriam Wissa Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation is a new edited series which deviates from the [Read More...]


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