Outrageous! The Skewed Values of Many American Christians

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In Lieu of Plagues and Floods

From Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller [Read more...]

Freedom of Interpretation?

This cartoon by David Hayward seems to me to illustrate well the situation we find ourselves in as interpreters – whether of life or of texts. The danger is when we genuinely believe that we are free, having managed to loose ourselves from the influence of upbringing, tradition, personality, and so many other factors. And [Read More...]

Picking and Choosing

From Calamities of Nature HT Evolving Thoughts [Read more...]

Zombie Intellectuals

HT Marc Cortez (This is for all my zombie-loving friends out there – you know who you are.) [Read more...]

Good Morning, 2012!

  The cartoon I originally included didn’t work, so here’s another!   [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

I wish all readers of this blog a happy new year! (Even you Mayans, with your silly calendar!) [Read more...]

The World’s First Book Club

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It’s a Girl!

HT Daniel Florien.  Please note that if this cartoon offends you, you are probably still carrying baggage from a patriarchal era. [Read more...]

Christmassy Planetary Mnemonic

XKCD has kindly provided a new mnemonic device for remembering the names and order of the eight planets in our solar system, and it has a Christmas theme to it. Click through to read several other mnemonic aids in the same cartoon. [Read more...]

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it! [Read more...]


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