Goodbye Google Reader

It seems that Google Reader is being done away with (“retired” seems to be the preferred term). I suppose that means that I will have to find another feed reader for all my blogs and news feeds that I read – which almost certainly includes yours, if you have one. And so if you want me [Read More…]

Assyrian Dalek

HT Stephen Savage on Facebook. If Sennacherib had at least one Dalek and he couldn't take Jerusalem, does that mean that God sent the Doctor to help king Hezekiah? (For a more mundane explanation of the image, see the British Museum web site).   [Read more…]

White Smoke

HT The Sacred Page UPDATE: We now know the name: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been chosen and will become Pope Francis I. [Read more…]

Ten Commandments – Complete With Carry Case

One could suggest that refusing the satchel is the reason why the commandments so often get broken…   [Read more…]

The Absurdity of Evolution

A commenter on this blog claimed that his objection to evolution is not motivated by theology, but the simple fact that evolution is patently absurd. From the perspective of everyday experience, he is surely right. We do not see the kinds of changes that evolution talks about happening before our eyes. Doctors may tell us [Read More…]

The First Regeneration

Via Doctor Who TV, HT IO9, I learned that an animation has been released of the ending of the lost Doctor Who episode “The Tenth Planet,” which featured the first ever instance of the Doctor regenerating. [Read more…]

Ken Ham vs. the Aims of Universities

Ken Ham, the infamous charlatan, has posted a blog post in which he offers the selective protestation at “intolerance” typical of young-earth creationists, in response to a blog post of mine. Hopefully no one will be fooled by his pretending that he thinks all ideas deserve a hearing or equal time. Ham is not eager [Read More…]

Research in Religious Studies Conference: Call for Papers

Here’s a call for papers I received for a conference I’ve attended and which is a great opportunity for students in religious studies at any level: Planning is now underway for our 11th Annual Research in Religious Studies Conference to be held on May 4 and 5, 2013, at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. [Read More…]

I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In)

A Star Trek parody of a Taylor Swift song, by Josh Millard. HT IO9.   [Read more…]

Blessed are the Persuasive?

Via Facebook   [Read more…]