Michael Licona on “Flipping the Bird,” i.e., giving the finger

Mike-Licona

My friend, Mike Licona, a New Testament scholar, muses on the historical origins of flipping people off.  Here's the video, as it appears on the Parchment & Pen Blog:  … [Read more...]

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When conspiracy theories coalesce: the truther-birther-deather.

Consider the rare political conspiracy theorist known as the truther-birther. He not only believes the wrong guy, bin Laden, was killed, but that the wrong guy, President Obama, ordered the killing. And now we can add to this conspiracy theory stew the newly-minted, "deather," who doesn't believe bin Laden was really killed. Thus, you can in theory have someone who believes that the wrong guy issued an order to kill a guy that didn't die for a crime he did not commit. … [Read more...]

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How to Referee a Philosophical Debate

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Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

(HT: Bill Dembski at Uncommon Descent) … [Read more...]

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I get nervous when I see Tea Party activists in tea party t-shirts board the plane I am on.

This means I get to keep my job as a professor! … [Read more...]

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Baptist version of via negativa

My Baylor colleague, Roger Olson, writes in a blog entry entitled, "Me and Al Mohler": Just for the record (in case anyone cares), as an unapologetic, unashamed and determined evangelical I wish to state for the record that Al Mohler (cover story subject, Christianity Today, October, 2010 and picture story at AOL’s Welcome Page, October 4, 2010) does not speak for me.  Thank you very much. … [Read more...]

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