Biblical Literalism’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

David Hayward’s cartoon above illustrates the reason why I consider Biblical literalism to be an attack on Christianity, rather than an expression of faithfulness to it. No matter how much they insist otherwise, no one actually takes the Bible literally – not even all the bits that are “clearly” non-poetic. But that doesn’t stop preachers [Read More…]

Honest Door-to-Door Salespeople/Evangelists

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Multiverse Morality

This cartoon, which I saw on the Daily Kos, gets at the serious issues which the notion of an infinite multiverse raises for ethics and for religion. In an infinite number of universes, there will always be an infinite number of you and of me, some having done more good and some certainly having turned [Read More…]

Academic Homepage

I'm thinking that I should put this comic from PHD Comics on – or basically, as – my academic web page…   [Read more…]

Thus Bloggeth the Lord

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Quiet Morning

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Uh-oh

Jim Linville shared the above cartoon on Facebook. There have been lots of variations on it. All of them either play into, or poke fun at, the very common idea that God is like human beings, essentially supporting one team and holding a grudge against others. That way of depicting God ought to be regarded [Read More…]

Blaming the Bible

The above cartoon by David Hayward depicts people who long to come together, but the Bible shackles them and holds them back. I don’t think this is what happens in most cases. We recently saw a Southern Baptist pastor, Danny Cortez, change his mind about gays and lesbians (see also Matthew Vines’ book on the [Read More…]

Pardoning Galileo

Another cartoon from Once Upon a Saturday. Most of the cartoons in that series don't seem particularly funny to me, but occasionally they are, and manage to make a serious point as well.   [Read more…]

The Fate of the Dinosaurs

Seems legit – and it dovetails nicely with my post yesterday about photographic evidence. The maker of the cartoon, Carlos Ruas, is not a native English speaker, it would seem, and so I think he deserves to be forgiven for using the wrong spelling of “ark.” From Once Upon a Saturday, via God of Evolution [Read More…]