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Back on The Pod Delusion

Back on The Pod Delusion June 15, 2012

I am once more on the superb Pod Delusion podcast this week, and once more in esteemed company: Dan Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and former government chief science adviser Sir David King are all on the same show.

Unlike my past appearances, this time I’m talking about something I’ve never blogged about: the phenomenon of “Jesus is my Boyfriend.” It seems that large numbers of evangelical women really do fantasise that Jesus is their lover, and… you’ll have to listen to it. It’s awesome, and features Kylie Sturgess as well.

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The only fly in the ointment is that at one point I utter the sentence, “This is based on the evangelical belief that the church is the body of Christ.” I should have said bride of Christ. It makes no sense otherwise, and I’m really quite annoyed at myself for this slip of the tongue. Anyway, enjoy.

Update: While you’re listening, make sure you check out Rob Weeks’ “Gove’s Curriculum”. As well as being another example of why Michael Gove is a dangerous idiot to have the level of responsibility he does, it also explains why rote learning is not a good thing. And since ACE is based on rote learning almost exclusively, that’s relevant to this blog.

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