First Contact?

A Facebook friend shared this, and it seemed worth passing along. Reflecting on possible alien religious beliefs, and how they might or might not resemble those of human beings, is a great thought experiment. So what do you think? Is the scenario in the cartoon possible, in your view? Would you be happy, or disappointed, [Read More...]

Teach the Controversy Controversy

SMBC has a great comic strip about “teaching the controversy.” Click through to read it. HT Hemant Mehta [Read more...]

The Wedding/Fight between the Bible and Questions

David Hayward posted the above cartoon today. When I first saw the priest bringing the hands of the Bible and the question mark together, I thought it was depicting a wedding. A closer look showed the boxing gloves and whistle. I love that the cartoon has overtones of both – and of course, being married [Read More...]

Readiness to Revise

There are two great cartoons that appeared on David Hayward’s blog recently which can be related to one another. Here is the first: And this second one seems to be related to the same theme inasmuch as such experiences can and should motivate theological reflection and revision, as they did in Job’s case:     [Read more...]

God at Gunpoint

David Hayward offers another brilliant cartoon illustrating Biblicism’s approach to religion comically but poignantly. [Read more...]

Future Archaeology

Jim West shared this, and while it is funny for a variety of reasons, it also nicely illustrates the challenges that face archaeologists. Trying to figure out, from our perspective, what previously unseen objects were used for in the past, really is a challenge! [Read more...]

Don’t Let Thinking People Stand In Your Way!

From ASBO Jesus. It should go without saying, but just in case, I’ll make it explicit. This is not a jibe at religion. There are religious believers, religious leaders, and religious community who welcome, encourage, and promote thinking. But there are also anti-intellectual and even anti-logical streaks in certain circles. Chances are, if you find [Read More...]

Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh Revealed

HT Jonathan Robinson and everyone else who shared it! (via here) UPDATE: The cartoon is apparently by Tim Davis. [Read more...]

Studying Religion Will Do This To You

From Savage Chickens via Brad Matthies [Read more...]

Moses Pranks Jesus

  Cartoon removed at cartoonist’s request – please visit the cartoonist’s web site to see it! HT Jim West [Read more...]

If There is Gallows Humor, Can There Be Crucifixion Humor?

I came across this cartoon at┬áThe Far Left Side: I am (as most readers know) open to attempts at humor that verge into territory that some might find irreverent. But this one simply didn’t seem all that funny to me. ┬áSilly, yes, but not really funny. As I reflected on why that might be, it [Read More...]


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