I’m Just Sayin’

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Not How Biblical History Worked

This cartoon came to my attention via Jerry Coyne’s blog. It seems to me to reflect one of the things that modern atheist critics of ancient religious texts imagine to be possible, but few others do, namely that the Bible’s authors took the truth, which was boring, and turned it into something so different as to [Read More...]

Help Us Reach Our Goal

I got a kick out of this cartoon. Do you think that the difference between “handful of wackos” and “mainstream religion” is simply the number of people who adhere to it? This is a serious question that scholars of religion sometimes wrestle with. HT Before It’s News [Read more...]

Even If The Bible Says

This cartoon from David Hayward highlights an interesting question. Some think that, if they can find a verse in the Bible that says it is OK to be a jerk, then it is OK to be a jerk. But I’d suggest that, at this point, the very act of looking for justification for being jerk, shows that [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival for August 2014

The latest Biblical Studies Carnival has been posted, hosted for the first time by Rob Bradshaw. Mike Skinner will be hosting the next one. HT for the cartoon to Phillip Long. [Read more...]

Rest or Rules?

The above cartoon by David Hayward seems to me to make much the same point as Dostoyevsky’s famous parable of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. Some people find freedom to be a burden, and prefer what rules offer: in particular, the sense that we are passing the responsibility for our views and our decisions to [Read More...]

First Day of School

Classes start at Butler tomorrow. If you are an educator, have classes started for you? Was this/will this be you? [Read more...]

Map of the Introvert’s Heart

HT Danut Manastireanu   [Read more...]

Natural Living

This came my way via Facebook. I’ve often thought it ironic that people in a time when modern medicine has eliminated so many diseases that are part of nature, have the luxury of talking about living in harmony with nature. Nature provides things which we have evolved to eat, and so can be better for us [Read More...]

Robe Risk

One thing that unites many churches, the Imperial elite in Star Wars, and those who attend renaissance fairs, is the wearing of robes. I wonder how many different kinds of robes I'll see at GenCon this weekend (my Baptist church isn't a robe-wearing sort of place). Have you ever had a robe or other costume-related [Read More...]

Homophonophobia

Given that a blogger was actually fired from his job for writing about homophones, it seemed appropriate not only to blog about it but also to share the above cartoon. It predates the incident, and yet seems perfectly designed to poke fun at the ridiculousness and sad irony of someone being fired because of a homophone combined with [Read More...]


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