Talking about Einstein’s God

About a week and a half ago, I did an interview with WIBC news radio on the subject of the letter that was up for auction on eBay, in which Albert Einstein commented candidly about his religious beliefs – including some statements that were rather negative about the Bible and Judaism, which was his own [Read More…]

What has Jesus’ Wife to do with Christopher Rollston?

Having referred in my previous post on this subject to an “obituary” for (the Gospel of) Jesus’ Wife, I am running out of possible humorous references. I can still offer a further update at some point that utilizes the Dead Parrot Sketch, once it becomes absolutely clear whether the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is nailed [Read More…]

The Dawkins Scale

The blog Unreasonable Faith asked where readers are on the Dawkins Scale (the image describing the scale is from a post on the blog Deity Schmeity): I just finished teaching a class on the first half of David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, and one of the things I mentioned as a nice feature of that [Read More…]


A friend of mine made the the above Lord of the Rings/Binders full of Women Romney-Sauron meme mash up. I thought it was awesome, and still do – but I am not sure whether it outdoes what another friend forwarded to me: [Read more…]

Lecture on Geography and the Bible

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Star Wars Flash Mob

Featuring members of the WDR Radio Orchestra. HT Nancy French [Read more…]

All You Need to Defeat the Gods of Ragnarok Sold on eBay

The blog “Making My 7th Doctor Costume” posted that a couple of props used in filming the classic Doctor Who episode “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” are being sold on eBay. This includes one of the gods of Ragnarok themselves… …as well as the medallion the Doctor used to defeat them: [Read more…]

Biblical Studies Carnival: Call for October Submissions, November Host

Victoria Laidler has mentioned on her blog, Gaudete Theology, that the collaborative blog to which she contributes, BLT, will be hosting the October 2012 Biblical Studies Carnival. Please submit your favorite posts from this and other biblioblogs this month! You can submit them via e-mail to: bltcarnival AT gmail DOT com Jim West has drawn attention [Read More…]

Jabba’s Binders Full of Women

A meme centered on Mitt Romney’s use of the phrase “binders full of women” has gone viral. I found myself feeling that it needs more sci-fi takes, and so here’s my Star Wars contribution featuring Jabba the Hutt with his binders (in a different sense) full of women. I am sure you can do better [Read More…]

Obituary for Jesus’ Wife in The Guardian

Andrew Brown wrote a piece for The Guardian in which he says, “It’s been fairly clear for weeks that the papyrus fragment known as the“gospel of Jesus’s wife” was a modern fake, assembled from phrases found in real gnostic gospels and in particular the Gospel of Thomas, a 4th-century copy of a 2nd-century manuscript.” He [Read More…]