The Wrong Way to Read the Bible

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The War on New Year’s Day

You may think that, now that Christmas is over, the war on Christmas will cease to be such a concern for a few months, and people of faith can relax. But it is not so. There is a very serious related issue that Christians dare not neglect: The War on New Year's Day. As I [Read More…]

Westboro Baptist Chipmunks

HT Jim West.  Watch it all the way to the end. [Read more…]

Have an Intelligently-Designed Creationmas

Here’s a spoof version of a classic Christmas carol that I wrote some years ago, sarcastically and satirically highlighting what happens when fundamentalists shift the focus of their Christianity from God and Jesus onto other matters such as the age of the earth: We wish you a Merry Creationmas We wish you a Merry Creationmas [Read More…]

Bishop Robinson

The blog ‘seeking spirit’ shared this reworking of the classic Simon and Garfunkel song “Mrs. Robinson” and I thought that some readers (at the very least the Episcopal ones) would get a kick out of it: Bishop Robinson Chorus: And here’s to you, Bishop Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know. God bless [Read More…]

The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2012, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More…]

Keep Christ in the Mayan Apocalypse

Too many undiscerning Christians (apparently including the majority of those who live in Russia) have been duped and thus fail to realize that the Mayan prediction of the end of the world on December 21st 2012 is simply another salvo in the war on Christmas. You don’t think the ancient Mayans set the date for the [Read More…]

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Music

As Thanksgiving has passed, we have reached the time of year for holiday music – including but not limited to Christian music. And so let me herald the arrival of that season with a classic: “Vader Did You Know?”   [Read more…]

Biblical Extinction Theory

Today’s Non Sequitur HT The Panda’s Thumb [Read more…]

Gays as God’s Gift

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal provides a wonderfully satirical take on depressingly common assertions by preachers and pundits. If gays and lesbians were indeed the cause of hurricanes and earthquakes, imagine how that power could be harnessed for good… HT Pharyngula [Read more…]