Countdown to Harry Potter 7: 1 Day

This is from The Seeker’s column in the Chicago Tribune: Is Harry Potter a Christ figure? Or does author J.K. Rowling simply employ a common literary technique that novelists use to describe their heroes by giving them Christ-like qualities? As Potter fans await the release of the seventh and final installment at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, [Read More...]

Countdown to Harry Potter 7: 2 Days

Ok, under two days. Woo! The Saturday-at-midnight launch date is upsetting Israeli lawmakers. Because Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath and, dammit, you’re supposed to observe it. With Israelis already clamoring for Deathly Hallows, many bookstores are planning to launch the book on time anyway. That has drawn fire from Orthodox Jewish lawmakers, including Industry and [Read More...]

But Not Really

I missed this one last Friday. Larry King had an episode about Roswell, New Mexico and the evidence (or lack thereof) that a UFO crashed there. Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, was one of Larry King’s guests. Another guest was Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr., who “was shown UFO debris by his father, Major Jesse [Read More...]

Upcoming Church Events

In the next week, I’ll be participating in two church events that I think are pretty noteworthy. On Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., I will be at the Midwest Emergent Gathering conference. Pastor Mike Clawson will be interviewing me on stage and we’ll be discussing a variety of topics including the good and bad things [Read More...]

Atheist Slogans

A thread at the Internet Infidels Discussion Board had people submitting their favorite atheist slogans/quotations/catch-phrases. Some of my favorite are below: Evolve: The other fish doesn’t have a leg to stand on The hard work of one does more than the prayers of millions Athiesm is myth-understood If Jesus loves me, why doesn’t he call? [Read More...]