Roswell That Ends Well (God as Alien)

I happened recently across the blog Our Daily Fred. There’s a fair amount there that is entertaining on the subject of religion, but the one that brought me there was exploring the alienness of God, bringing the Bible’s use of the term into proximity with some sci-fi images that you can see below (the first is “Saint [Read More…]

Life’s Too Short To Be Holding On To Old Grudges

Via  The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe on Facebook [Read more…]

How Geeks Read The Bible

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook [Read more…]

Alien Evangelism

The notion of humans evangelizing extraterrestrials, or vice versa, has been a staple of science fiction for some time. IO9 recently shared the above depiction of such a scene. What do you think would happen? How do you think the conversation would unfold? [Read more…]

Jesus in Science Fiction Cartoons

Here are two cartoons I came across today, one of which I had seen before, the other of which was new to me. [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Storm Warning

On a recent trip to Chicago, when I unfortunately found myself stuck in rush-hour traffic that would add more than an additional hour to my journey, I did what anyone in my situation would do. I pressed “play” on a Doctor Who audiobook. I had heard good things about the Eighth Doctor adventures from Big [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon

The Curse of Peladon is another episode that I remember watching when I was young. The clearest memory is of the Doctor lulling the creature Agador using a hypnotic spinning mirror and an alien lullaby. The episode is of interest to those exploring the intersection of Doctor Who and religion, as well as from a [Read More…]

Super 8

Last night I watched the movie Super 8. The commercials for it had never grabbed my interest, and I see now that they were trying to be intriguing without being revealing. It turned out to be excellent, and like everything J. J. Abrams does, about the characters in the story above all else. It is [Read More…]

Torchwood: Something Borrowed

The Torchwood episode “Something Borrowed” connects with religion in two very direct ways, both related to conception. The story focuses on Gwen getting bitten by an alien not long before the day of her wedding. Unfortunately, the alien is one that inseminates the one bitten with its offspring through its bite, and as a result, [Read More…]

Wizard, Time Lord – Same Difference?

I saw this image on Facebook, and it reminded me of a point I have made several times before. Some people are adamant about the difference between science fiction and fantasy. But the truth is that the dividing line is at best blurry, and perhaps non-existent. If Doctor Who featured a wizard with a magical [Read More…]