We dig our heels in and wonder who’s gonna win


“He was anti-abortion. … Rusty had an issue with feminine rights. He was opposed to women having a say in anything.” Or, in other words, the pattern continues. Also: Still calling bal tashhit on an illegal occupation; Operation Rescue liars make up quotes from RBG; and a fossil from the Garden of Eden. [Read more...]

Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 43: ‘Not a conspiracy theory’

Events in the real world have overtaken the "currency unification" conspiracy theories in "Left Behind." It's not good when your "biblical prophecy" foretelling the future looks dated. (Graphic snurched from ABC news.)

Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins don’t have to bother with any research into the economic implications of a single world currency or why anyone would ever want such a thing because this conspiracy theory is for them, literally, an article of faith. They believe this will happen as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Specifically, they believe it is foretold in Revelation 13:16-17: “[The beast] also forced everyone, small and great, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark …” [Read more...]

‘Why is it men who commit mass shootings?’


We all can see this. We all know this. The pattern is so overwhelming and obvious that it goes without saying, and so we rarely mention it. But it’s something we should discuss and explore. Mass shootings are a lethally violent form of male behavior. This is a thing that men do. Why? [Read more...]

New Horizons


We live in a world of boundaries that seem as inconceivably vast as the distances of the solar system. We have rules and roles and they stunt our imaginations, turning us into small people with small thoughts about a small God. Pentecost blows away those rules and roles and boundaries. [Read more...]

Organ and tissue donation saves lives


“The pathologist and the technologist have been known to clasp hands over the body, even cross themselves or say a silent prayer before the first incision is made, especially if both have children. I have stood at that table and searched for the elusive cause of death to give a family grieving the greatest loss imaginable an answer to the question they must have an answer to. ‘Why me? Why my baby? Why???’” [Read more...]

I can chew like a cannibal, I can yell like a cat


I don’t really know what a professional ethicist going into private practice would look like, specifically, but I still wish that were a thing. Also: ME is a heartbreaking disease that merits research funding; more fake news about Antichrist cakes and fetus McNuggets; and a bit of news from the Big Box. [Read more...]

Sunday WTF?

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“Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.” [Read more...]

Why I wrote the same thing I always do when the Liars for Jesus attacked Planned Parenthood yet again

And people DID want to believe. They were furious when they were told it wasn't true. Why? Why did they want to believe such an ugly, implausible thing?

Wherein I respond to the question of why I have been silent about Operation Rescue’s dishonest attack video by pointing out that I actually wrote quite a bit about it this week. And by pointing out that I’ve been writing quite a bit about this video for years before it was even recorded. [Read more...]