Quote of the Day (Andrew Brown)

Myths have a power that should never be ignored and no one is more helpless against them than the man who supposes he has overcome them with reason. — Andrew Brown, “Sam Harris's dangerous faith in guns” in The Guardian.   [Read more…]

Jesus’ Prophetic Nightmare

David Hayward’s latest cartoon depicts Jesus as having a truly prophetic ability, as illustrated by this uncannily accurate nightmare: Presumably it would have been enough to cause a nightmare if Jesus had simply foreseen what some people speaking in his name would about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Hector Avalos, [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Blogging the First Doctor

Here is a round-up of my blogging about the earliest seasons of Doctor Who, as originally portrayed by William Hartnell. An Unearthly Child (continued in 100,000 BC and The Firemaker) The Daleks (novelization) The Edge of Destruction Marco Polo The Keys of Marinus The Aztecs The Sensorites The Reign of Terror Planet of Giants The [Read More…]

Protestants Need to Do Penance (for their Use of the Bible)

Dănuț Mănăstireanu shared this quotation from Richard Rohr: …Protestants need to do penance. Their shout of “sola Scriptura” (only Scripture) has left them at the mercy of their own cultures, their own limited education, their own prejudices, and their own selective reading of some texts while avoiding others. Partly as a result, slavery, racism, sexism, [Read More…]

Don’t Force Us To Obey The Bible!

Someone made a point on Facebook that I thought was really insightful and worth turning into a brief post here. Time and again, I have heard conservatives say that taxing the rich to care for the poor is antithetical to Biblical teaching because it is essentially forcing people “at gunpoint” to give, rather than allowing [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

Apparently I somehow managed to skip over blogging about the episode “Planet of Giants” from the early days of Doctor Who as I’ve been rewatching the entire series from the beginning and blogging about it. And so here is my long-overdue post about it! The episode involves a TARDIS malfunction which leads to it materializing [Read More…]

It’s Never Too Early

It is never too early to begin submitting material for the next Biblical Studies Carnival. Jim West has already posted his call for submissions, as he is hosting the next one. [Read more…]

101 Uses for a Dead Dalek

A friend drew my attention to 101 Uses for a Dead Dalek:   Which, I then discovered, was part of a series called “The Dalek Game” which involves replacing a word in famous book titles with “Dalek.” Here's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Dalek, which I think is particularly brilliant: There are many, many more [Read More…]

Genesis of the Daleks

  By Paul Hanley   [Read more…]

TalkHistoricity Wiki and Other Mythicism-Related News

I’ve created a Wiki so that those who wish to work collaboratively on developing content for the project “TalkHistoricity: An Index of Mythicist Claims” can do so. It is located on Wikia and a link is embedded here. Once there are people actually using it, I can see whether there is a need to put [Read More…]