Don’t Be Afraid of the Space Rays

IO9 posted a photo of a sign that is apparently to be found here in Indianapolis. I’ve never seen it, but now that I know it is out there, I’ll be looking for it. Here’s the sign: It’s almost as good as the one Charles Schmidt posted and Mark Goodacre spread the word about. [Read more...]

Biblical Literalism and Science are an Explosive Mix

The following cartoon was shared today by Unreasonable Faith and then by Scotteriology (with a twist): Far worse than combining Biblical literalism with science is combining religious faith with scientific ignorance, as in the example below from Facebook which came via P. Z. Myers: For an impressive example of the sun’s power on display today, [Read More...]

George Lucas Strikes Back

Just in case anyone hasn’t seen this yet… [Read more...]

Churchill Mythicism

Via Mark Goodacre, who suggested the resemblance to Jesus mythicism (and warned of the expletive): [Read more...]

Thinking and Living Outside the Box

Another great cartoon from David Hayward, that made me laugh out loud… [Read more...]

The Biblioblog Top 10 (May 2011)

Thanks to Daniel McClellan for posting the Top 10 Biblioblogs by vote for this past month, and thank you to everyone who voted for Exploring Our Matrix, which came in #1 again! Thanks for following the blog to its new location! A newcomer to the top 10, right there at the bottom, is Jim West. [Read More...]

Wisdom is Tested in Internet Comments

Two cartoons on this same topic were shared today on blogs I read. The first, from XKCD via Davar Akher: The second is from Dilbert via Dr. Platypus: [Read more...]

It’s Hard to be “Biblical”

Many might think of being “Biblical” as challenging because it would be strenuous and demanding to follow every single detail literally, as A. J. Jacobs did in The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. In fact, there are a large number of different ways of [Read More...]

Doctor Pooh

I hope that someone who is likely to buy me a present in the near future reads this. I definitely would wear a T-shirt with this (although apparently they are a limited edition and already gone!) HT The Doctor Who News Page [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival – May 2011 Unsettled Edition

Joel Watts has published the latest Biblical Studies Carnival. It’s an entertaining round-up of highlights from the past month’s biblioblogging. Take a look! [Read more...]

Inigo Montoya Addresses Fundamentalists

(The above is a remake of a picture I made a while back. For a more serious treatment of the topic, see the recent article in the Huffington Post, “The Bible: As Relevant (and Misunderstood) as Ever.”) [Read more...]


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