Enforcing the Ten Commandments

I often discuss the unenforceability of the tenth commandment (comparing it to the signs one used to see around New York, which say “Don’t even THINK of parking here.” Now, via Joel Watts, I have this cartoon to offer as an illustration. [Read more...]

Pepper Spray and Star Wars (May the Excessive Force NOT be with You!)

I only caught a glimpse of the news about the use of pepper spray on Occupy protesters at UC Davis while I was away at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting. I learned more about it on the plane back, and already began reflecting at that time on how the incident relates to Star Wars. I have [Read More...]

DM Arrested! #Mabus

Many longtime readers will know that my blog was one that was subjected to spam attacks from Dennis Markuze, otherwise known as “DM.” His spam attacks on atheist blogs were far worse. The good news is that Montreal police are finally taking the matter seriously. His spam comments regularly included death threats. Today, via Twitter, [Read More...]