Paul the Programmer

I found this SMBC comic funny, even though its view of Paul’s proclamation is problematic. Paul didn’t even call his message or the movement it expressed “Christianity.” And he was adamant that the gospel he proclaimed was about grafting Gentiles into the tree whose roots were the ancestors of the Jews. Yet the programming analogy still has [Read More…]

Test for scripts/code

Quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Totam rem aperiam. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam. [Read more…]

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Make America Great Britain Again

I wanted to share the above anyway, just for laughs. But I think it makes a nice pairing with a point that John Pavlovitz made today, about the fact that America is not undergoing worse moral decline than in the past. Here is an excerpt from his post: America is not in decline any more than at [Read More…]

Jesus’ Wedding Ring Unearthed!

One of the world’s leading archaeologists announced today that the wedding rings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene have been unearthed during renovations to an ancient church in France. The identity of the artifacts has been confirmed on the basis of the fact that the rings are made from crucifixion nails, and genetic material found on them [Read More…]

Where Do We Go From Here?

We must develop a program that will drive the nation to a guaranteed annual income. The quote comes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “Where Do We Go From Here?”  That King was a social liberal is well known. That he was a theological liberal is less widely known. But having highlighted both those [Read More…]

Jesus’ Words Updated for Bird Lovers

And Jesus said to her, “It is not appropriate to take the birds’ food and throw it to the squirrels.” The Syrophoenician woman replied, “But sir, even the squirrels eat seeds that fall from the birds’ feeder!” People with bird feeders who also know the Gospels will get it…     [Read more…]

What’s In Your Flour?

We had an interesting experience yesterday when my wife opened a newly-purchased sack of Bakers Roses flour (formerly labeled Bakers Five Roses flour), produced by ADM. It has been the best flour for baking bread and much else. But this time, we had a surprise in store for us. Chunks of something that looked rather like drywall, [Read More…]

Do as Jesus Says, Not as He Does?

This cartoon by David Hayward relates to a point that I have made before. Some approach the Bible as set answers to things. And yet they fail to realize that the Bible’s authors and characters, as they said and wrote things, were not giving definitive answers of that sort, when their words are considered in their original [Read More…]

The Bible Between Harry Potter and War and Peace

The Washington Post shared an infographic from Personal Creations (below) which compares how long it will take an average reader, at an average speed, to read various works of literature. I’d like to suggest that a simple comparison of page numbers isn’t a good guideline – or at least, if you are reading a compilation [Read More…]


A cartoon by Mike Luckovich. It seems to me absolutely inappropriate for people who have done nothing at all to try to change a status quo resulting from years of slavery, segregation, and discrimination (much less anything committed on principle to non-violent means), to criticize others when frustration with the status quo bursts forth in [Read More…]