Archive for March, 2011

It’s large. No, it’s orange.

Speaking of people communicating on completely different wavelengths… Check out this Richard Dawkins interview on Revelation T.V.  I’m thinking they might as well be speaking in completely different languages.  The part of the discussion that highlights it the biggest is when they stumble onto a discussion of Abraham and God’s demand that he sacrifice […]

Our animosity must be inferred.

Just ask Mary Magdalene…what? Too soon? In religious-speak, the key to expressing your message without creating an uproar is to allow your warnings of imminent damnation to be inferred from what you communicate. Explicitly expressing your belief that God’s judgment will (or already has) negatively affected the world tends now to land you in hot […]

Uh…hey, you go ahead and keep that idol.

We revisit Ezekiel for today’s Lent celebration bible verse of the day. Specifically, we will explore Ezekiel 16, in which the multi-chapter extended metaphor of the whore of Jerusalem takes a turn into the realm of auto-eroticism. (Ezekiel 16:8-17) 8 “‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were […]

Foreskin in a box.

Everyone remembers the famous Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg classic comedy hit from a few years ago, right?  (Uncensored version here.) In today’s Lent bible verse of the day, we will find out about the holy origins of this hilarious little ditty. Today’s verse comes from 1 Samuel 18 in which Saul reveals the […]

The problem with “quiet voices.”

If the Old Testament states that homosexuals should be stoned to death and  your prayers about what to do about your homosexual friend are answered with the inspiration to carry out God’s law, which response would be the immoral one: Ignore the quiet voices and do not stone your friend Carry out God’s will and beat […]

Oppugnall: Coming Soon

Oppugn – to call into question; dispute All – everything  Can’t wait!  Visit The Skeptics website. jk

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

How about a little Irish music?  (and a history lesson.)  jk

Methinks Ezekiel dost repress too much.

The Lent Bible verse of the day is from Ezekiel 23. (Verses 16-21) I call it “The heavenly metaphor of the donkey.” As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17 Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust […]

I now pronounce you man and wife, and wife, and wife, and wife.

It was recently suggested that the institution of marriage “came from the mind of God.” Let’s think about that for a moment.  When we look back through the history of marriage with fundamentalist glasses on, we see a kind of relationship that is unrecognizable to us today. The biblical version of marriage, this product of […]

God is, like, so awesome and amazing!

Sometimes they make it so easy… Japan is a good start?  God is so good and so loving…and amazing how fast he answers prayers? Hey, you can’t say she isn’t reading her Bible!  Admittedly, it could be a Poe, but sad that’s it’s indistinguishable from a sincere fundamentalist believer.  The debate around whether the video’s […]