In the Biblical Sense

As someone who teaches Bible, this cartoon Hemant Mehta recently shared made me laugh: It is funny that, through a series of twists and turns in the history of language, a reference to something being “Biblical” can turn it into sexual innuendo. This actually illustrates an important point about how languages work, a point often [Read More...]

Lobster Baptists

Actually, there are so many puns and transfers of symbols I can think of. Baptism as symbolic of having been boiled and raised again from the pot. They will know we are crustaceans by our love….   [Read more...]

Good News for the Poor

I am ashamed to say that there was a time when I thought that what David Hayward depicts in the above cartoon was indeed what it meant to “preach good news to the poor.”   [Read more...]

Promised Land Expressway

Today's Non Sequitur is on a Biblical theme once again. It is rather silly, but then so too are those who make assumptions about the historicity of the Exodus story without knowing where the ancient Egyptian toll roads in the region were.   [Read more...]

Graphing a Problem

David Hayward’s cartoon could be about the Book of Job or the recent act by terrorists in Boston. Indeed, we could plot both on the graph. Does correlation indicate causation in this case? Certainly, if more intense suffering is a problem for a monotheistic worldview and so brings out more inane theological utterances, those utterances [Read More...]

Put God Back in Marathons

Bob Cargill shared the above image of a Facebook status. And David Hayward did a good job with today’s cartoon,¬†getting at the seeming correspondence between tragedy and increased theological nonsense and inanity (I prefer not to use his term, but some of the things people spout at times like these are so offensive that I [Read More...]

Reverse Procrastination

From Chuck and Beans. HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

There’s More to Mos Eisley

From Glue – The Comic, by Jason “Danger” Block, via Steampunk Boba Fett on Facebook. There are quite a few other good ones on the comic’s blog, including this one about people who say “I don’t believe in evolution”: [Read more...]

It All Started With That 150 Gallons of Wine

This cartoon from ASBO Jesus offers a humorous slant on an aspect of the Cana story in John 2 that can be problematic. Jesus is depicted as making 120-180 gallons of really excellent wine at a wedding at which people had already drunk so much that they had depleted whatever supply those involved in planning [Read More...]

I Am Altering the Deal

I adapted the already-existing cartoon that had been circulating, and changed Mickey’s words to those which Darth Vader spoke to Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, in light of some of the changes Disney has been making to existing Star Wars programs and plans. [Read more...]

Early Christian Nicknames

The main reason there are so many nicknames in the New Testament is because there were no family names, and so it made it easier to refer to specific people when “Judah” or “Simeon” would have been vague. But that refers more to “Thomas” (a nickname meaning “twin”) than to his reputation as “doubting” (a [Read More...]


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