This Argument Doesn’t Seem Quite Kosher

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God in Chains

The cartoon above by David Hayward depicts what ought to be considered blasphemy by anyone who is a monotheist. The idea that there is one supreme God, but that that God can be constrained by or domesticated into conformity with a collection of human writings, is inherently self-contradictory. No wonder so many conservative Christians worship [Read More...]

Church Cocoon

The above cartoon by David Hayward is very clever and beautiful. And it certainly is the case that there are churches from which people must absolutely emerge, perhaps through a process of struggle, in order to enter maturity. I am concerned, however, that the cartoon may be understood to depict church itself as something that [Read More...]

How Could God Let This Happen?

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. You can insert many other remakes and make the same point. Although the fact that some of us have the luxury of asking why a benevolent God would allow bad movies, rather than why we have not had any food for a week, itself raises the problem of evil. Be [Read More...]

Sermon on the Amount

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Trust People More

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Beyond Superman as Christ Figure

Via Christian Brady   [Read more...]

Big Bang Construction Company

I saw this on The Far Left Side's Facebook page. I am inclined to respond in the manner that I think the author of the Book of Job was getting at in the speeches towards the end of that book. If you can make a better universe, be my guest! There are lots of things [Read More...]

Noah’s Cats

From Mark Parisi. HT Jerry Coyne   [Read more...]

Genesis 3 (World Cup Translation)

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Where We’re Spending August

Another funny New Yorker cartoon. But it shows the problems with imaginging an afterlife. Do problems like living far from one's inlaws go away? If so, that raises theological issues of its own. See also Jerry Coyne's post, which makes some important points about the problems of imaginging God as like a vertibrate, as humans [Read More...]


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