Thanksgiving at the Creation Museum

HT Jim West [Read more...]

Doctor Who and the Pepper-Spraying Daleks (Occupy Skaro)

The photo below is believed to be a leaked scene from either the upcoming season of Doctor Who or the recently-announced Doctor Who movie: A working title has not been announced, but based on the contents speculation has included that it might be something like “Doctor Who and the Pepper-Spraying Daleks,” “Doctor Who: Occupy Skaro,” [Read More...]

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...]

Doherty Mythicism?

Commenter Dave Burke has shared some thoughts on the hurdles that would confront any attempt to quest for a historical Earl Doherty. Would it not be simpler to conclude that he is a myth? I quote three comments here, but I encourage you to click through and read them in their original context. Doherty claims [Read More...]

Enduring Freedom Jesus Christ (with Rocket Launcher)

This is surely a spoof, but that doesn’t in any way negate Matthew Paul Turner’s description of this as “the greatest worst Jesus doll ever.” I expect that a lot of people will react to something like this with horror and perhaps even regard it as blasphemy. I wonder how many of them, however, will [Read More...]

Darth Vader’s New Voice

There has been a lot of discussion of George Lucas’ alterations to the classic Star Wars films for their Blu-Ray release. This parody is the one that I think is the funniest: If nothing else, watching the parody will make you feel better about what George Lucas actually did. [Read more...]

Discussion Continues about New Testament Study, Languages and Methods

Here are some posts that are part of or relate to the ongoing discussion of the essential languages and tools for New Testament Study. Daniel Streett posted about the difference between reading a language fluently and being able to translate it word for word. Anyone who has learned to speak a modern language fluently will [Read More...]

Hitler Finds Out About “Let’s Kill Hitler”

(This is my first attempt at making a Hitler Downfall parody video. Let me know what you think of it.) [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...]

The New Antitheses

David Hayward does it again… [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...]


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