Tag Archives: Myth

Reports of his theism are greatly exaggerated.

One of the oddest phenomenon in theistic debates is the post mortem fabrication of allegiances. There seems to be an inordinate fondness to make the geniuses appear as if they resided firmly on ‘our’ side of the debate and the lunatics appear as if they resided firmly on ‘their’ side. Most familiar, perhaps, is the effort […]

Happy Birthday, Ken Ham!

Ken Ham turned 60 today. Or to convert that into Young Earth creationist years – he is just over 25 seconds old.  We all know, of course, that in 2007, Ham opened the Creation Museum in Doucheburg, Kentucky which last year saw its 1 millionth visitor, definitively demonstrating (contrary to previous hypotheses) that it is indeed possible to […]

666

I occassionally run through a subdivision several miles from my home that has a house that has been empty for at least four years. It is not run down and to the best of my knowledge, no heinous crimes were committed there. Occassionally the “For Sale” sign changes realtors, but the house remains vacant. The home’s […]

Dammit I’m mad!

Did you ever wonder why the word symmetry isn’t a palindrome? (Or for that matter, why isn’t palindrome a palindrome?) Of course, the most intriguing palindromes go well beyond the pattern recognition of a kid who suddenly sees (hey there’s one) that radar is spelled the same both forward and backward. Many of the palindrome’s […]

Drunken Noah Redux

We shall now return to the story of drunken Noah as the response to that article received some very unexpected information. But first, let’s recall the moral dilemma posed by Genesis 9:20-29. Here, Noah as one of his first post-flood acts plants a vineyard, which many Biblical readers immediately identify as problematic. Uh-oh…alcohol. But we are […]

The problem with Santa

Jesus Christ, that guy’s fast! Everyone loves Santa. Well…okay, not everyone. After a little digging, I discovered Santa presents more of an issue than simply a distraction away from the religious meaning of Christmas. He’s a bigger problem than the cultural implication that rich kids are always fabulously good and poor kids are not. Santa, […]

Ruh Roh

When I was a kid (so very long ago) my favorite cartoon, hands-down, was Scooby-Doo. Back in those days, not an episode ended where the haunting wasn’t debunked. And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids! The saddest moment of the Scooby-Doo franchise was the introduction of the […]

A razor is bad, but there have been worse things in apples.

Ahhh-I bit into this apple and got cut by a razor blade!! Ahhh-I bit into mine and caused the fall of man!! The 1970’s and 1980’s were the heydays that brought us the myth of Halloween candy tampering. Although as kids, we didn’t exactly live in fear of being victimized by some crazy neighbor, every year […]