Church of Latte-a-Day Saints

Today's Bizarro is a gem. The irony is that coffee drinking characterizes much of Christianity – some drink good coffee, some drink a weak decaffeinated imitation – but Mormons, whose name is punned in the cartoon, do not drink the stuff at all. There's been an ongoing discussion on the theme “Are Mormons Christians?” at [Read More…]

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Trickster God

David Hayward shared the above cartoon, depicting a deity that sets a trap that leads to the downfall of the one who falls into it. There is a lot of Christian theology that mirrors what is depicted. And it deserves to be highlighted, talked about, and challenged by those who find it seriously problematic. [Read more…]

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Take It With A Grain Of Salt

The Salis Bible. HT Hemant Mehta. And Allan Bevere shared a cartoon illustrating the limits of literalism – and that one possible interpretation is not necessarily the right one: [Read more…]

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Church of Death

David Hayward posted this cartoon: I find it all the more interesting because it potentially highlights two possible ways of thinking about and approaching church, and Christianity. On the one hand, there is an approach that uses appealing things to lure people into a trap that ultimately results in their spiritual death, as they join [Read More…]

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Non-Human Theology

The Peanuts cartoon in yesterday’s paper featured Lucy expressing the view that “the theology is the same” for dogs as it is for humans. I’m less interested in the dog-related question at the moment as I am in other non-humans. Is theology the same for extraterrestrial sentient beings? For artificially intelligent machines? These are the [Read More…]

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Room for Comments

I really like this cartoon. I can well imagine someone responding by asserting that the ten commandments are definitive and leave no room for discussion or comments. But that simply isn’t true, and it has never been true historically. Even in the texts in which we find the ten commandments embedded (in a variety of [Read More…]

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Physics vs. Economic Inequality

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.   [Read more…]

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Joy and Sorrow in a Church Service

From Cartoon Church   [Read more…]

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Engineers vs. Philosophers

My religion and science fiction class will be discussing clones next time. If this SMBC comic is anything to go by, it shouldn't take too long…   [Read more…]

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Cylon Origins according to Ziggy

Was I the only person to read yesterday's Ziggy comic and think of Battlestar Galactica? We actually focused on machines becoming self aware in my religion and science fiction class yesterday, the readings being “Gus” by Jack McDevitt and “Good News from the Vatican” by Robert Silverberg. For next time, they are reading “Reason” by [Read More…]

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Getting Back to Biblical Principles

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