LOLCats Protest DOGmatism in Society of BibLOLcats Literature

Jim Linville has posted a lengthy consideration not only of the recent piece by Ronald Hendel about SBL, but also subsequent online discussion thereof (there has been quite a bit even since I last offered a roundup). As usual, he comments not only with intelligence and insight but also humor, largely in the form of LOLcats. Some examples are provided in this post.

Marc Cortez has a video demonstrating why cats are not to be trifled with.

John Shuck also posted on this topic, and it ends with this provocative statement about his own denomination: “The central issues before us…have to do with religious literacy and critical scholarship vs. orthodox Christian dogma and fideistic approaches to the Bible. We can pretend to have both for a while, but as our Lord told us, “You cannot serve two masters.” Which will you choose?”

Gavin at Otagosh added an “Amen” to that.

Hemant Mehta envisages future conversations after noting a NY Times article about Christian publishers releasing iPhone apps to give Christians the “answers” (or comebacks) they need.

Diglotting offers a book review on the important subject of pseudepigraphy and deception in the New Testament.

John Brentlinger said some kind words about me and my blog and so I am returning the favor. Please do pay his blog, RevJohn, a visit – you’ll find lots of interesting stuff!

Having mentioned Daniel’s weeks and the time of Jesus, it was good to read Michael Heiser’s blog post pointing out issues with the claims that everything all lines up ‘miraculously.’

Torrey Seland noticed Victor Stenger’s botching of details about Philo.

Ancient World Online shared Cuneiform resources. And Richard Beck compares Christianity and Buddhism as “religions” and “ways of life.”

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  • Madeleine

    Thanks for the link – even if it was on an "I".This issues has certainly got everyone talking!

  • James F. McGrath

    I tend to insert the links into a sentence saying something like 'lots of bloggers have touched on this' when I don't have time to make a proper list.I'll try to give you more letters next time! :-)