No Amen To That!

The above cartoon from The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus makes a crucially important point. Very often, Christians allow themselves to be manipulated by those who speak with confidence and enthusiasm – and in some cases, understand such manipulation to be the very essence of their faith. Many Christians believe that it is the definition [Read More…]

The Elephant in the Room

Via Danut Manastireanu [Read more…]

Alcatraz: Spiritual rather than Religious

I am about a week behind on watching Alcatraz, and have not blogged about every episode. But one of the episodes that aired last week, “The Ames Brothers,” bears mention because religion features prominently, if briefly. In the relevant scene, chief warden James is about to deliver the homily in the chapel. He talks briefly [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Blogging the Sixth Doctor

This is a round-up of all my posts about the Sixth Doctor, played by Colin Baker. The Twin Dilemma Attack of the Cybermen Vengeance on Varos Mark of the Rani The Two Doctors Timelash Revelation of the Daleks Trial of a Time Lord The Mysterious Planet Mindwarp Terror of the Vervoids The Ultimate Foe And [Read More…]

Words With Spouse

Rumors are circulating that Zynga is planning on releasing a new game, “Words With Spouse,” which will allow married couples to enjoy a version of the popular game “Words With Friends.” Until now, spouses have had to largely refrain from enjoying this word game with one another, and not only because of qualms about describing [Read More…]

Daylight Savings Time Viewed From Above

Via 9laughs.com, which has a whole selection of cartoons specifically for those still feeling the effects of losing an hour. [Read more…]

The Meaning and Purpose of Life – or Swill Stroganoff?

Steve Douglas shared this clip of Pigs in Space. It had been way too long since I had seen any of these. [Read more…]

A Beatles Retrospective from the Year 3009: The Perils of Historical Reconstruction Illustrated

Via Orthodox Wars [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe

The fourth and final section of “The Trial of a Time Lord,” encompassing the last two parts, is known as “The Ultimate Foe.” . In it, the Master appears as a sort of diabolus ex machina, not to reveal himself to have been behind what has been going on, but to reveal instead that the [Read More…]

Fred Clark Highlights the Ridiculousness of Left Behind

Fred Clark has been blogging about the Left Behind books and movies, lately focusing on the second movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. His comment about Rabbi Tsion Ben-Judah’s “research” which led him to faith in Jesus says it all: “Ben-Judah reveals that his years of research mostly focused on the works of Josh McDowell.” I [Read More…]


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