Was Thaddaeus Jesus’ Original Drummer, or his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development?

In my historical Jesus class yesterday, one of the topics was the twelve apostles. When the fact came up that there are discrepancies between the names listed in various Gospels, I suggested that one explanation might be comparable to the bands many of us love, but from which we can name the lead singer and [Read More…]

Rock-Rock-Rock (Geologists’ Version of Rock-Paper-Scissors)

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Creationism vs. the Virginal Conception

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Biblicism in a Single Image

David Hayward has created yet another excellent cartoon: The irony, of course, is that many Biblicists will not get this, because they cannot envisage a distinction between what God or Jesus says on the one hand, and the Bible on the other. [Read more…]

Playing Charades with Theologians

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The Earliest Bit of Jesus’ Teaching to Get Omitted from the Gospels?

Shared at Scotteriology and Near Emmaus [Read more…]

Ceiling Cat’s Commandments

HT Jerry Coyne. While this is worth sharing just as ┬áreligion and cat humor, it also connects with my interest in religion and science fiction. Thinking about what other species, whether terrestrial or extraterrestrial, might think about God or morality is an interesting thought experiment. And on that last topic, see this amusing bit of [Read More…]

Jesus: What I Really Do

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God: What I Really Do

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Expletives in Star Wars?

I’m not sure why Star Wars humor seems to reach me in waves, but regular readers will know that this is the third bit of Star Wars humor I’m sharing in 24 hours. HT Chris Tilling on Twitter. [Read more…]