Slippery Slope

I like the most recent XKCD cartoon and its take on the “slippery slope” idea. People always assume that one is going to slip in a direction that they want to go. And in fact, often the things that are really valuable are really hard and take a conscious effort. But anything can become a [Read More…]

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King James Autocorrect

Yesterday’s Speed Bump cartoon featured God using a phone with autocorrect, which kept “fixing” his King James English. The cartoon brings into focus a serious point – that people imagine God speaking with the language – and the concepts, and the morals, and much else in terms of baggage – that came with the texts [Read More…]

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Moot Point for Snowmen

From Friday's Non Sequitur. Human religions tend not to command that one remain at suitable temperatures for humans, either.   [Read more…]

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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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Canine Sermon

Yesterday’s Bizarro depicts what a dog sermon might sound like – assuming they view humans as angels. It is useful to imagine how other creatures might think about the divine, to remind us how much our own perspective is distinctively human, constrained and influenced by our particular perspective on the world. [Read more…]

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A Cold Day in Hell

Yesterday’s Non Sequitur comic depicted how many people in North America might be reimagining hell in light of recent weather. [Read more…]

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This Is My Father’s World

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The Genesis of Holy Wars

Today's Non Sequitur   [Read more…]

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Know Your Bible Versions

The above cartoon comes from Adam4d. I would have liked to see the NRSV with apocrypha on there, with a tweed jacket with elbow pads and professorial-looking spectacles… Which other translations could be added, and how would you depict and describe them? [Read more…]

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False Dichotomy

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