Leaving Lethbridge

What is a blog for, if not expressing one’s appreciation? I want to publicly thank everyone who participated in the Research in Religious Studies conference at the University of Lethbridge this weekend, not just for making me feel welcome but also simply for being part of this wonderful event. Special thanks are due to: Jim [Read More...]

Studying Religion Will Do This To You

From Savage Chickens via Brad Matthies [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...]

Redshirt and Jesus

I was looking around for ways to create comic strips using online templates, and actually found a site which even has pre-prepared characters, including Jesus and a redshirt. The combination was too much of an anomaly to not try to do something with it… At this stage, I’m not expecting this to be a regular [Read More...]

Same Data, Different Interpretations?

It is a common claim of young-earth creationists that they are looking at the same data as mainstream scientists, and merely interpreting it differently. But in actual fact, reality, with its hard facts, has a way of changing our minds even when we are determined to interpret things differently. And so I share this more [Read More...]

The Cheerful Apocalypticist

From today’s Speed Bump. More serious discussion of apocalypticism and the expectation of the end of the world soon… [Read more...]

Misplaced Worship

A cartoon from ASBO Jesus: [Read more...]

Jesus Loves You, Aliens!

The image above was shared by a friend on Facebook. I’m sharing it not only because it is at the intersection of religion and science fiction – an intersection I enjoy exploring both professionally and personally – but also because it helpfully highlights religion as something typically human, and the question whether artificial intelligences we [Read More...]

Sorry, I thought you were Muslim…

This image has some quirks in its English – it was clearly created by a non-native speaker. But I think it does a decent job of highlighting a double standard people in the United States and Europe typically have. What do you think? [Read more...]

St. Patrick and Medusa on a Blind Date

A slightly early and very bizarre happy St. Patrick’s Day wish to you, courtesy of Bizarro. HT Targuman [Read more...]

Evolutionary and Religious Exclusivism

This Speed Bump cartoon got me thinking. The cartoon depicts what might be called an exclusivistic and egotistical ethos: we’ve succeeded, now let’s keep the advantages of doing so to ourselves. Exclusivism is found in religion, in nationalism, in economics, indeed in all areas of life. But perhaps it is worth observing that neither the [Read More...]


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