Harmonizing Judas With Doctor Who

This post isn’t about singing harmony on a Lady Gaga song, but about turning a favorite conservative Christian passtime into a fun blogging activity. The discrepancies between the accounts of Judas’ fate, what happened to the 30 pieces of silver, and how the “Field of Blood” got its name are well known. If you aren’t [Read More...]

Review of Holger Michael Zellentin, Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature

I’m grateful to Mohr Siebeck for having sent me a free review copy of Holger Michael Zellentin’s new book, Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish & Christian Literature (Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism, 139). Anyone who studies ancient religious literature is bound to have come across stories which seem amusing and/or satirical. But determining when stories [Read More...]

God Beyond the Bible

Two humorous images related to this theme. First, here’s a cartoon from David Hayward: And via Jesus Needs New PR, a sign from a church that believes that God is still speaking: [Read more...]

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...]


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