Parallelomania and Mythicist Flood Stories

It struck me recently that the way many mythicists view Jesus in relation to other savior figures, is akin to how young-earth creationists view flood stories from around the world. The latter consider that all of the stories are copies from and reflect knowledge of a historical ancient flood. Someone with a tiny bit of [Read More...]

Passive Aggressive Bumper Sticker Evangelism

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The Gospel of Doctor Who

A cartoon from several years ago has been getting attention today. I shared it once before, but without the second part. And so here it is again, from the cartoon series “Home on the Strange“: “Who is your savior?” This actually connects up directly with the topic that we discussed in my class on religion [Read More...]

Doctor Who and Religion Brown Bag Talk

My talk yesterday on Doctor Who and religion was well attended. A colleague snapped a photo afterwards when I was still answering questions but numerous people had had to slip out. I honestly don’t remember doing the jazz hands thing, but I’m sure it was appropriate in connection with whatever point I made. Also, apparently [Read More...]

Alin Suciu’s Thesis Online

Alin Suciu has successfully defended his dissertation – and I wish him heartfelt congratulations! He has kindly made the dissertation available on his blog. It is on the text often referred to as “The Gospel of the Savior” but which Alin emphasizes is not rightly placed in the Gospel genre. Hence the title of his [Read More...]

Star Wars as Religion

Having posted yesterday about Doctor Who as religion, I was struck when today Hemant Mehta shared this video, “Darth Vader is My Savior”: It does actually make a good point towards the end, as well as being amusing, and so it’s worth watching. And given the bit of anti-Obama religious propaganda I shared earlier today, [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen

“Tomb of the Cybermen” was the first Doctor Who episode to feature the cybermats that made a reappearance season 6 episode “Closing Time.” The episode has the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on the planet Telos, where an expedition from Earth has recently arrived, allegedly to do an archaeological investigation into why the Cybermen vanished. [Read More...]


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