An Amusing Anthem for New Doctor Who

Via Maggie Dawn I learned of this hilarious reworking of a classic song, updated to tell the story of the revival of Doctor Who by Julie Gardner and Russell T. Davies, and performed by John Barrowman, Catherine Tate, and David Tennant (perhaps better known to some as Capt. Jack Harkness, Donna Noble and the Tenth Doctor). [Read More…]

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God and Anthropomorphism

In discussing Hume’s Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion in my freshman seminar course, one of the major focal points was inevitably whether God can be thought of as in any way analogous to human beings (or in more technical terms anthropomorphically). We also connected this with Tillich’s treatment of myths as expressions of ultimate concern in [Read More…]

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Are Science And History That Different When It Comes To Denialism?

Via Phil Plait, a hilarious video from Jon Stewart on how challengers to science do what they do. Since I can’t embed it, here are links to it on Hulu and on the Daily Show web site. Can anyone really say that the real opponents of science that are parodied in the video are fundamentally [Read More…]

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Wise Time Lords Still Seek Him

I was reminded of two quick passing references on Doctor Who that had completely slipped my mind: I wonder whether somehow missed the first time I saw these episodes, or if perhaps I made a mental note of them but had forgotten by the end of watching them. From “Voyage of the Damned”: ASTRID This [Read More…]

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Attack of the 50ft Undead October 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival

Tom Verenna has posted the October Biblical Studies Carnival early, to be here in time to strike terror laughter into the souls of bibliobloggers everywhere for Halloween. Be afraid entertained. Be very afraid entertained. [Read more…]

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Childlike Faith in Action

From SMBC via Jerry Coyne How the idea that “childlike faith” is unquestioning faith ever caught on is beyond me. Anyone who has had children or remembers being  a child ought to know better. The Book of Job concludes with a stamp of divine approval being given to Job’s questioning while disapproval is expressed for [Read More…]

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Cats as Critics of Human Religion

Jerry Coyne loves cats, and he posted two images with cats, in different contexts, that can both be used to make interesting points. The first one he actually solicited captions for… The two that came to mind were: An Egyptian deity ponders the proclivity of humans to make their gods in their image. and “Humans [Read More…]

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Occupy the Refrigerator (I am the 2%)

Via Brian LePort on Facebook (I liked this one more than some others along the same lines) [Read more…]

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The End of Harold Camping’s Rap Tour?

Harold Camping’s rap tour, which began in May, is scheduled to draw to a close today. Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time that he postponed the end… (The above image is one I originally posted back in May) [Read more…]

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Religious Information in a Digital Age (Bizarro Perspectives)

I find the approach many students take to the quest for reliable information mirrored in today’s Bizarro comic: The tendency is to go where Google searches direct you, to where the flashy advertising leads: In an age of advertising, it can be difficult to choose between the various things that one is told. One may [Read More…]

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Occupy Tattooine

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