Trust in God and in the Human Mind

I recently came across this meme image with a quote from Ken Miller. I also saw that Jerry Coyne (blogging about an interview Miller gave) is once again struggling to grasp the basic idea that not all people have the same ideas about God and theology. Of course, I am not sure that he wants to [Read More...]

Stay Thirsty, Creationists

Another meme about the most interesting God in the world, courtesy of God of Evolution.   [Read more...]

Bro, Do You Even Scholarship? (With Eye Roll)

Thanks to Bob Cargill for making this, which features the image that initially gave me the idea for the meme which I shared here recently. Unfortunately I couldn’t find it then, but Bob has rectified things. [Read more...]

Gods Don’t Kill People

Obviously it depends what one means by a “god.” If the universe is divine, then it obviously brings us into being and also brings our lives to an end, in one sense. It is interesting that one finds in the Bible both the view that people need not defend their gods – if Ba’al is [Read More...]

More Memes

In response to my sharing of those “Bro, do you even…?” meme images with Biblical scholars earlier today, some people on Facebook decided to make some more. Here’s what I’ve seen so far: The first three are by Daniel McClellan, and the last one is by David Meadows. [Read more...]

Bro, Do You Even Scholarship?

It struck me recently (perhaps when I noticed a look of exasperated eye-rolling condescension on the face of a Biblical scholar) that the “Bro, do you even…?” meme had yet to get a Biblical studies treatment. And so I made the following. Which scholars were included was determined solely by whether the expression on their [Read More...]

Passive Voice

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A Straightforward Reading of the Text

The quote is from Rachel Held Evans’ blog post, asking whether Jesus should inform our Christianity. [Read more...]

Undergrad History of Religion

I just discovered a Tumblr site called “UndergradHist.” Below are a few of my favorites related to religion, but please do click through and check out some of the others. They are all based on actual quotes from student assignments, and very funny. And to top it all off, here is a coping mechanism for [Read More...]

Easter War on Information Literacy

It is always particularly disappointing when those who classify themselves as freethinkers and skeptics share nonsense. This image is making the rounds again in precisely those circles: Candida Moss has a great article on what is problematic both with such claims about Easter being borrowed/stolen in this way, and with the reverse, namely Christian claims [Read More...]

How Geeks Read The Bible

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook [Read more...]


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