By Their Tweets You Shall Know Them

I had the idea for this rephrasing of Matthew 7:20 when having a discussion about actions and beliefs in Sunday school. The background image is a full-page spread that the New York Times made of all the people, places, and things that Donald Trump had insulted on Twitter. What do you think? Perhaps we should incorporate [Read More…]

By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them

Whatever one may think of the fruits of Barack Obama as a liberal Christian, the point here is that Republicans seem unwilling to judge these two candidates according to their fruits when it comes to how they characterize their religious affiliation. If nothing else, it seems that conservative religious people are applying Jesus’ saying about [Read More…]

The Handmaid’s Tale

I watched the first couple of episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale miniseries. It does a good job of moving Margaret Atwood’s story into the present day, and of exploring the inner life of Offred’s thinking. The story explores a world in which biblical fundamentalism is used to justify coping with rampant infertility by turning fertile women [Read More…]

Ecclesiastes, Just Sayin’

Steve Wiggins shared the above meme featuring a quote from the Bible, an image, and the addition of “Just Sayin’.” What other verses from the Bible deserve similar treatment? Please share the ideas in comments, with or without the images that you created to turn your ideas into memes. If you come up with good [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World

The episode begins with the Secretary General of the UN coming to Bill Potts looking for the president, to which Bill responds that she doesn’t know the president and wouldn’t have voted for him, because he’s orange. On the one hand, I wonder whether future generations will get the reference, while on the other, I [Read More…]

Caption Needed

Diana Butler Bass shared this image on social media: All-purpose, go-to question: Can you imagine if President Obama had done this? (Whatever it is that he is doing….) pic.twitter.com/BroLVDTdp8 — Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) May 22, 2017 I’m very curious to learn about the actual ceremony, but I think it will be more fun to [Read More…]

Stop Excusing Evil

Laura Robinson wrote on Facebook: You know, whenever Trump’s at his usual evil worst, I’m not even that angry at him. I’ve known what Trump was since I was eleven years old and saw him on television. I’ve never expected him to be anything else. The people I really get mad at are the people [Read More…]

Harder Than I Thought

This morning the two recent statements by president Donald Trump coalesced in my mind into a single meme. I hope it manages to make its point well. If you like it, please share it!  If you are from outside the United States and I need to explain the background to the joke, here it is. [Read More…]

This Section Made Possible By…

Via Paul Barford. I love that the cartoon alludes to phrasing commonly encountered on PBS shows, which Donald Trump would likewise like to see cut. And I lament the fact that this cartoon, and its allusions, are necessary. Just as I lament the fact that the next section of the wall could carry similar signage [Read More…]

Jesus and Paul of Ryan

Nicholas Kristof has depicted a conversation between Jesus and Paul Ryan. Here is an excerpt: Click through to read the rest in the New York Times. [Read more…]