Moses in Winter

The above cartoon from The New Yorker, “Moses in Connecticut,” could be relocated to many places in the United States at the moment, including Indiana. Another New Yorker cartoon depicted the other side of the theology of snow:     [Read more…]

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Intelligent Designer/Underachiever

From People in White Coats via NCSE Just a reminder that tomorrow is Evolution Sunday, an occasion set aside to try to bring serious discussion of evolution, and science more generally, into churches. I always try to do something in my Sunday school class at least this time every year. Why not talk about the [Read More…]

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Cain and Abel according to Young-Earth Creationism

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The Doctor or The Pope?

From Dinosaur Comics. HT Judy Stack-Nelson on Facebook. [Read more…]

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Before or After the Meek Inherit the Earth?

Today’s Speed Bump cartoon intersects with two interests of mine – the Bible and science fiction. It alludes to the beatitudes, and hints that the fulfillment of Jesus’ saying regarding the meek inheriting the Earth might leave us prone to invasion by aliens in ways that we aren’t at present. It is a funny and [Read More…]

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Last Meal Before Crucifixion

This Cyanide and Happiness cartoon can actually lead to discussion of a serious point (believe it or not). Traditional Christian theology has depicted Jesus as willingly embracing crucifixion. One Gospel has Jesus suggest that he could simply have called a legion of angels to save him had he wanted to. Presumably the Jesus who emphasized [Read More…]

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Using the Bible Wrong

Although I greatly appreciate the sentiment expressed through the cartoon above, there simply isn't a right ot wrong way to read the Bible. The Bible genuinely contains things that can inspire hatred, and things that can inspire us to renounce hatred and choose love instead. The Bible is a collection and it doesn't come with [Read More…]

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Preview of the Creation Museum Debate

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Noah’s Arc

I hope I remember to share this the next time I see someone write “arc” instead of “ark.” [Read more…]

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Hellfire and Dalmatians

Via Eric Funston. This is a different, more fundamentalist variety of the canine religion shared in a cartoon in an earlier post.   [Read more…]

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Unslippery Slope

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