Last-Minute Lighthearted Biblioblog Pandering

If you maintain a biblioblog and have an idea for a really fantastic post, why not wait a few days and save it for August? The host blog for the carnival rounding up posts from August will be Exploring Our Matrix! Who even knows if there will be a carnival of posts from July? Dan [Read More...]

Honorable Mention

I got an honorable mention in the category of “alternative smartass answer” in a competition that Jen McCreight held on her blog. I think I am more pleased by this than I would have been if I had won! [Read more...]

I’m on Google+

Being a technophile, perhaps it was inevitable that I would decide to give Google Plus a try. If you are on there, now or in the future, then put me in a circle. It’s what Dante would do. Jim West shared that last image, but he didn’t share a mock-up of the circles Dante would [Read More...]

Vacation Stress Chart

PHD Comics HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

A Literalist Account of Noah Preparing for the Journey on the Ark

Via Bob Cargill and Scott Bailey. I agree with Bob that trying to think through and fill in the details of the story in this literalist manner is probably the best and most convincing argument for not taking the story as literally, factually true. [Read more...]

Intelligent Design Can Leave You Scarred For Life

Many of us know that movements like intelligent design, and even more so young-earth creationism, can leave their adherents scarred for life if they eventually discover the extent to which they have been lied to and misled by proponents of these ideologies. But probably no such person will be scarred for life as this one. [Read More...]

Is Google+ Useful?

I’ve seen notices on several blogs that people have been signing up for Google Plus. If you are among those who have done so, I would be interested in hearing your impressions thus far. Is Google+ useful? Does it look promising compared to Facebook? Is it like an Android tablet when you already have an [Read More...]

All Major Systems of Thought Assessed in One Cartoon

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (via) [Read more...]

Shocking Image of the Youth Minister who broke ALL of the Ten Commandments – Simultaneously!

HT Máire Byrne, who also shared a couple of other cartoons besides this one. Click through to see the rest. [Read more...]

Conservative Christians Promote Sex Change

It suddenly struck me today that, contrary to my assumptions, today’s conservative Christians apparently embrace the notion that one can be transgender, and actively support the idea of sex change operations. How else can one account for their determination to turn Junia into a man? [Inspired by recent posts by J. K. Gayle and Suzanne [Read More...]

Scholarship Around the Blogosphere

First, Bob Cargill shared the following motivational poster, with the heading “Why scholarship is important” and the additional observation that “Just because it’s simple, clever, or rhymes, doesn’t necessarily make it correct.” Scott Bailey, in addition to passing on the image above, also continued his discussion of whether higher criticism attempts to “destroy the Bible,” [Read More...]


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