Archives for December 2007

Advancing the Butlerian Jihad

I will be adding a new blog to my blogroll. It is the scarcely pronouncable Secher Nbiw, a relatively new blog by a Butler University student. I’ve long thought that there should be a religion club at Butler University named the Butlerian Jihad, but I thought there might be too many people on campus and [Read More…]

It’s A Wonderful Wife

My wife (who is not originally from the United States) watched the movie It’s a Wonderful Life all the way through for the first time over the past few days. Her reaction, once it was all over, was that the movie is about how Mary, George Bailey’s wife, repeatedly comes to his rescue when he [Read More…]

How many people have payment code 805?

I wonder how many people have received the exact same spam, with the exact same ‘unique’ payment code (see below). I wonder how many will fall for it, without even doing a search engine search on the subject. Presumably some people must fall for these scams, in spite of the obvious warning signs – otherwise [Read More…]

There Is A God

I just finished reading Antony Flew’s book (written in collaboration with Roy Abraham Varghese) There Is a God. There was a lot of controversy about the book, including even accusations that it had been ghostwritten in a way that did not reflect Flew’s views, in essence manipulating a senile old man. Flew has gone on [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (Erwin Schroedinger)

“Science is reticent too when it is a question of the great Unity of which we somehow form a part, to which we belong. The most popular name for it in our time is God, with a capital “G”. Science is, very usually, branded as being atheistic. After what we have said this is not [Read More…]

Theology And A Handshake

In reflecting on the recent discussion at Pharyngula, I found myself asking “What is theology?” In spite of its name, it clearly isn’t “the study of God”, as though we can put God under a microscope and examine God’s attributes. Indeed, in some uses of the term “God”, the reality so denoted includes the microscope [Read More…]

Latest Christmas Blogging

A few more Christmas-related blog entries, following up on my one-stop Christmas blogging link collection. It seemed better to have a follow-up entry than to extend that one indefinitely… A Novelist On The Nativity Christmas Wishes from around the Anglican Communion Christmas in the Trenches by Jim Wallis Bethlehem vs. Nazareth: The Claim To Fame [Read More…]

Carl Sagan Blog-A-Thon Quotes of the Day (Ann Druyan)

“What Carl did was he reunified skepticism with wonder-and never one at the expense of the other, but always in equal parts. I think that what we all long for is something that could raise goose bumps, could make you feel something in your heart without requiring that you lie to yourself” (Ann Druyan, speaking [Read More…]

One Stop Christmas Blogging

We’ve all heard of one-stop Christmas shopping, so I thought with the frenetic pace of holiday shopping, finding all the relevant holiday blogging experiences that are available might be a bit much to bear. Hence below are included links to many of the last couple of weeks’ worth of blog entries on Christmas-related topics. But [Read More…]

Blogger’s Choice Award

Apparently my old blog has been nominated for a Blogger’s Choice Award. Go cast a vote – or better yet, nominate my current blog! [Read more…]