Archive for February, 2011

Ever been spanked by God?

“Uh, Jesus, that better be your knee.” Yeah, this one’s a bit outdated. It’s made the internet rounds for several years, but I haven’t seen it in a while. You’d think Jesus would have known that this was going to look bad by around the turn of the millenium. I’m not exactly sure if the little […]

Christianese

I think I’m going to have to sign up for this one. jk

You already know the answer is 42. All you have to do is figure out why.

The good thing about apologetics is that it refuses to write off the faculty of reason as unimportant. Unfortunately, the majority of Christian apologetics seems to consist of contorting the conclusions of a faith-based perspective into a rationalized whole. The gambit fails from the get-go because the exercise is ultimately finding a reasoned path to a pre-conceived […]

This statement is false.

Anyone who understands even a little about philosophy knows that certainty is out of our grasp. This doesn’t mean that we can’t “know” anything, and unlike those Palinesque thinkers who seem incapable of deeper thoughts, it doesn’t cast every tidbit of the human repertoire of understanding into a vast pit of equally ‘unknowable’ mumbo-jumbo. The […]

The awkward impasse

Try as both sides may to pretend otherwise, there is a huge chasm between those who believe in Christian salvation and those who don’t. Those with vastly different political views can vehemently disagree about important philosophical issues, but their contention is a matter of ideas. One may be right and one wrong, but the consequence […]

Really? GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAd!

Ritalin anyone?   Doesn’t quite have the speaking in tongues bit down…  Oy yoi yoi…heh heh…yoi yoi. Shong ong ong ong ong.   And some good medical advice from a man of God.  “Leave my lump alone. Can I get an amen??  Can I get a praise Jesus?? Brothers and sistas, you get what you’re […]

Now I’m ready for May 21st (Armageddon)

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s the end of the world. I remember back in the 1970’s there was so much paranoia about the Russians and World War III that people actually started building bomb shelters in their back yards and stocking them with non-perishable canned foods. This was surprisingly common and many of these […]

Repent! The end of the world is coming…again.

And sooner than you think – according to many Christian groups, such as WeCanKnow.comthe fateful day is scheduled for May 21, 2011. If you visit their site, you can download several free books (what good is money after May 21st, right?) including enlightening works of reason such as Woe to the Bloody City. The group […]

The God helmet

…in the spring, we’d make meat helmets… Season 1, Episode 1 – Is there a Creator? How can you not like Morgan Freeman’s voice? “You either get busy living, or get busy dying.” I keep waiting for penguins to show up, though.   jk

Praise Jeeeeeebuuuus!!!

Have you ever been clicking through the channels and stopped to watch one of the religious channels for a few minutes? I will be the first to admit that there is something strikingly different between an everyday community church going through the ritual of Sunday service and a televised mega church spouting off the craziest […]