Comments Cartoons

I was looking for a cartoon to put at the end of my earlier post about blog comments, and found several, which I thought it might be worth sharing in a separate post. [Read more...]

Warp Speed Libertarian Jesus (Comments Now Working)

Thank you to arcseconds for pointing out that comments were not working on two of my posts, Warp Speed Jesus (Ascension Day Limerick) and Socialist Jesus vs. Libertarian Jesus. I believe that comments are now working on those two posts. Please try leaving a comment on one or both of them, not just to help [Read More...]

Great Quips

A couple of commenters on the blog made quips that are worth sharing. Jack Collins pointed out that, when he was young, he was never told: “Son, we're atheists. Put on your Sunday worst and we'll go not worship stuff.” And Andy Sherwin said to someone who brought up pedophilia in a discussion of same-sex [Read More...]

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...]

How Would You Try To Get Through?

I received an e-mail recently from someone whom I banned for trollish behavior, which seemed to me to be wasting the time of not only myself, but also other commenters. The individual in question was demonstrably dishonest, and refused to interact with evidence. The e-mail illustrates the same persistent claim or belief that the individual [Read More...]

Space for Comments

HT Hemant Mehta. Those familiar with the academic study of the Bible will know that people have been leaving comments on the commandments for as long as we can trace. We find them embedded in literature which does not present them without comment. And then we have the Mishnah, the Talmud, and the discussions and [Read More...]

Blog Issues

As regular readers have presumably already noticed, there are some hiccups with this blog at the moment which are beyond my control. There seems to be a workaround – if you type “cp” in place of “www” in the URL of a page address, you should be able to get there. Commenting works OK. But [Read More...]

Disqus 2012 Redux

I’ve switched Disqus 2012 features back on. Hopefully the threads and replies and other nice functions will go back to the way they were and will now work on all browsers. It seems to be working OK to me now. Please let me know if something seems strange or doesn’t work, or if it all [Read More...]

Finally! Disqus Unsubscribe Button Available

As Sabio Lantz and others have long requested, and I’ve longed to have available, Disqus has finally integrated a separate button into the comment template used on my blog, allowing one to easily subscribe to and unsubscribe from a particular post’s comments. Look for the option at the bottom (and lest anyone be confused or [Read More...]

WWJCOB? (What Would Jesus Comment on Blogs?)

There are many people in our time who claim to follow Jesus and to be seeking to emulate him. But it is clear that not everyone who has adopted such an approach to life has given thought to its implications for comments left on blogs. I wonder whether this is a lack of attention on [Read More...]

I Don’t Understand Jim West

There are plenty of things that I do understand about Jim West. He has no feelings – I know this because after I made a jibe at him, he told me himself, “If I had feelings they’d be hurt.” And so really what I’m saying is that I understand that he has a sharp wit, [Read More...]


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