Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Moral Outrage

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I am the least sporty person you’ll ever meet. I’ve never watched an entire football, hockey, soccer, or major league baseball game, ever. I took the kids to minor league games for the Camden Riversharks a couple times, and it was fun … ish. (I have, however, attended 5 professional golf tournaments and used to [Read More...]

Watch Some C.S. Lewis Doodles

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  C.S. Lewis Doodle is almost completely self-explanatory: it’s a guy illustrating excerpts from the works of C.S. Lewis with doodles, and it’s pretty neat. The art is credited to Playmobible.com and the reading is by Ralph Cosham, who some might recognize from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. [Read more...]

How Badly Does Vox Explain Baptism in 130 Words?

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Pretty badly. For those who don’t know, Vox is a website that attempts to “explain” the news in tiny little bits of compressed pseudo-information. When Sarah Palin made a spectacularly offensive comment about using water-boarding to baptize terrorists, the non-theists at Vox put on their ‘splaining caps and broke it down for us thusly. Let’s go [Read More...]

Watch Joss Whedon’s New Movie On Vimeo

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In Your Eyes is a supernatural love story written and produced by Joss Whedon, and directed by first-timer Brin Hill. Whedon, ever-willing to experiment with new media and film-making techniques (as he did with Much Ado About Nothing and Dr. Horrible), is making the whole feature available now as a $5 72-hour rental on Vimeo. [Read More...]

Another Nail in the Coffin of the “Jesus’s Wife” Hoax

Gospel of John fragment from same group as the Gospel of Jesus's Wife.

Evidence indicating that Karen King’s so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” (GJW) is a modern forgery just keeps piling up. Most recently, we learned that the man listed as the source for the document (prior to the anonymous donor/forger) almost certainly never owned it. This came on top of a mountain of other evidence suggesting modern [Read More...]

My Favorite John XXIII Quip

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Asked how many people worked at the Vatican, St. John replied, “About half of them.” Anyone who has worked for the Church knows how true this is. Our motto should be “employing the unemployable.” (And, yes, I’ll include myself among that group.) Catholic News Service has a few Pope John jokes I hadn’t heard before. [Read More...]

Obama and the Robot

"I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords."

Japan’s obsession with robots is going to doom us all. This is how Skynet begins, with a friendly game of robot soccer. Drudge and some conservative sites are trying to make much of the fact that Obama bowed to the robot, but the robot bowed to him in greeting, so it seems like a reasonable [Read More...]

“Jesus’s Wife” Hoax: The Plot Thickens

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Kudos to LiveScience for doing an actual investigation into the provenance claims of the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.” The results are fascinating. Karen King initially put the document forward as a copy of a 2nd century lost “gospel” before retreating, in the face of inconclusive testing, to the possibility of it being an 8th [Read More...]


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