Your Kingdom Come

This is a recording of a song I wrote recently. Here are the lyrics: Your Kingdom Come Kingdom of misfits Fellowship of fools The company you’re keeping Breaks all the rules We say we accept you And just hate your friends Betrayed with a kiss is How that story ends You were teaching us we [Read More…]

Temple of Science Fiction

GakuseiDon left a comment on a recent post pointing out that there is a Buddhist temple, Wat Rong Khun, which includes depictions of characters and scenes from science fiction in its artwork. Here’s an example: Did you spot Neo? Click through for more images from the temple’s artwork and architecture! Also at the intersection of religion [Read More…]

C3P0 Deva

Apparently it isn't only Ewoks that turned C3P0 into a deity.   [Read more…]

Facebook vs. Monotheism

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Embarrassment, Muhammad, and Jesus

Loren Rosson has an interesting blog post on the use of the criterion of embarrassment in a discussion of the historical existence of Muhammad. For those interested in the application of such a criterion to the historical figure of Jesus (as many readers of this blog are), this post will be of great interest! Of [Read More…]

BSRI Press Release, Flyer, and Brochure

Some more information about the Butler Summer Religion Institute. There is a press release on the Butler web site, and there are also digital copies of a flyer and a brochure which can be circulated to those who are interested. [Read more…]

Announcing the Butler Summer Religion Institute

Thanks to a grant from Butler University President’s Innovation Fund, the Religion program at Butler University (Department of Philosophy and Religion) is excited to announce the start of the Butler Summer Religion Institute. This program allows students in high school to earn college credit while still in high school. It also provides an opportunity to [Read More…]

Bring Church to the People

Many Christians, depending on their denomination, may have heard the challenge to not simply try to bring people to church, but “bring church to the people.” Apparently the Russian Orthodox Church, with the help of (and in the service of) the Russian military, has found a more literal way of doing that than I ever [Read More…]

The Meatball Argument

The above image, which a friend shared on Facebook, provides a nice humorous illustration of the way that one can start from one’s beliefs and find confirmation in illogical places. Whatever your views on religion or any other topic, your worldview is not well served by the making of poor arguments. [Read more…]

Young-Earth Creationists are Full of Hot Air When it Comes to the Flood

Facebook friends have pointed out a few interesting tidbits related to the notion of a global flood in Genesis. One pointed out Genesis 8:1, which says: But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the [Read More…]