The Bad Samaritan

Earlier today I created an image to illustrate one popular inversion of the Bible, and now I am sharing another, which I found rather than created. If the Samaritan who behaved as depicted in the story in Luke came to be known as the good Samaritan, then must we not say that one who speaks [Read More…]

The Avengers

It took me until now to get around to watching the movie The Avengers. But I’m glad I did. In addition to action and great (if not scientifically feasible) special effects, it contains a great deal that is food for thought and discussion, for those of us interested in the intersection of religion and popular [Read More…]

Proverbs 3:5 – Fundamentalist Version

The thought struck me today that, since fundamentalism tends to be about having the right doctrines and the right understanding of them, it represents a reversal of the classic memory verse, Proverbs 3:5. The original reads (here in the New Living Translation), “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your [Read More…]

Most Popular Posts of 2012

Here's a list of the most popular posts on Exploring Our Matrix this year (of course, the year isn't quite over, but unless something very surprising happens in the next few days, the list is unlikely to change). The list goes up to 11. You'll see why at the end. Counting down… 11. “Ten Really [Read More…]

Grumpy Cat on So-Called Biblical Literalists

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Grumpy Cat on Theories

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Dark Side of the That’s No Moon

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Planuts

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The Billiard Ball Universe is Supposed to be a Metaphor

Someone needs to tell the cartoonist about quantum mechanics…and that the universe is much bigger than a single solar system.   [Read more…]

This is Not a Textbook

Does anyone know what “textbook” this is a photograph of? After I asked that question, a┬ácommenter quickly informed me that it is from Behold Your God: Magnifying His Majesty by Frank Hamrick and Jeff Hedgepeth. Take a look: The image has been making the rounds, appearing on BoingBoing and IO9 among other places. Let’s work [Read More…]