Quote of the Day

If your faith can move mountains, it should be able to withstand a little criticism. — Source unknown, via Robert Cargill on Facebook [Read more…]

Last Call

Jim West has posted his final reminder to those who wish to be part of this month's Biblical Studies Carnival to send their submissions.   [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The First Question Trailer

In related news, David Bradley will play William Hartnell in a documentary about the origins and early days of Doctor Who! Here’s what that might look like: [Read more…]

Before Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, What Did Fundamentalists Object To?

Trains. Now you know.   [Read more…]

Sci-Fi Shorts

A few things of interest. The Lead asked whether robots could ever replace clergy. It’s science fiction now, but will it always be? Some Turks took offense at what they perceived to be a patterning of a LEGO version of Jabba the Hutt’s palace on the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (not Constantinople). It was, they [Read More…]

The Sermon on the American Mount

Another gem from Jeff Carter. This time he gives what most Americans seem to think Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: You have heard it said, “Do not resist an evil person,” but I tell you “shoot first,” it’s your second amendment duty to shoot bad guys.    If anyone slaps you on the [Read More…]

Does Making Charts Help Mythicism?

I laughed out loud when reading a recent post by Neil Godfrey. Most of it was neither laughable nor surprising. He discusses how we know people in the ancient world existed, with his usual shtick depicting historical Jesus scholars as confused bumblers. Nothing surprising, or interesting, except perhaps for his acknowledgment that historians in most fields do not [Read More…]

… And Also With You

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Dalek Evangelism

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Mad Engineers

A friend shared this cartoon on Facebook. Given the importance of the caricature of the mad scientist in a lot of science fiction, often used to warn of the dangers of scientists “playing God,” the cartoon usefully highlights that the caricature does not fit well with the description of the individuals as scientists. Some fit, [Read More…]