Daily Archives: 6 Oct 2010

Most Californians Oppose it, So of Course Some Judge Will Enable it

No, not gay marriage this time, though, come to think of it, it’s just like that. Hopes that California will become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana appear to be turning into a pipe dream. Voters plan … Continue reading

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Moshe Dayan: Bumbler

Newly declassified documents from the Israel State Archives have shattered the image of Moshe Dayan, Israel’s legendary one-eyed war hero, and portray him as panic-strickened [sic!] and responsible for a string of errors that nearly lost his country the 1973 … Continue reading

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Mothers Who Have no Business Being Mothers

State police have cited two southwestern Pennsylvania moms for allegedly arranging a fight between their daughters. Trooper Christopher Newman told the Herald-Standard of Uniontown that 30-year-old Crystal Lynn Hall, of Uniontown, and 31-year-old Audrey Schreckengost, of Adah, have been cited … Continue reading

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These People are Rank Amateurs and Mere Dilettantes…

At self promotion.  If you want to see real self promotion, drop me a note and I’ll point you to bibliobloggers who are so shameless in self promotion they embarrass Lucifer.

Posted in Humor, sarcasm | 6 Comments

It’s A Strange Day… I’m More Measured in My Response than Scott…

Usually it’s the other way around- but Mark Stevens’ post got under Scott’s skin but good.  I mean but good!  So Scott lets fly a barrage of nails and broken glass and shrapnel the likes of which haven’t been seen … Continue reading

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Getting Santa Out of Christmas

With thanks to Joel for the tip- MSNBC reports A group of German Catholics wants to do away with Santa Claus because of the fictional figure’s commercial hype and replace him with St Nicolas and the selfless giving they say … Continue reading

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I Love Glee, But I Hated Their ‘Religion’ Episode

It was theological dilettantism at its very worst and a pandering to the lowest common denominator of religious ignorance.  The writers of the episode should be profoundly ashamed of themselves and they should never, ever attempt it again. Glee is … Continue reading

Posted in Dilettante, disdain, Modern Culture, Theology | 5 Comments

An End to the Top 50?

Frankly Mark’s call for an end to the top 50 and his concomitant suggestion that bloggers needn’t concern themselves with ‘statistics’ strikes me as just fine.   Though his claim that Witherington and McKnight have more readers than anyone in the … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Maybe You Aren’t Finding What You’re Looking For…

Because Google is blocking it.  Or maybe not.  But if it makes you feel better thinking that people can’t find your blog because Google’s blocking search terms that would lead readers to it, that’s fine.   😉   I’m sure that’s the … Continue reading

Posted in sarcasm

I Hope and Pray that the Supreme Court Rules Against Westboro Baptist Church

It most definitely should. You can read the backstory to the case here. As far as I’m concerned Phelps and his hatemongers’ freedom ends at their noses. They should be forbidden to protest at private events and there’s no more … Continue reading

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Where In the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s been down in South America, practicing his driving skills…  unsuccessfully, if you ask this poor woman, the hapless victim of his British wrong side of the road skills. Good grief Chris, you could have at least have stopped to … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Four

From Maurice Casey’s forthcoming volume, amidst a discussion of women and their connection to the ministry of Jesus- All this evidence indicates that Jesus was emotionally and administratively more dependent on a small group of women than the Gospels tell … Continue reading

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BASOR 359 is Online

For subscribers and members of ASOR, the newest number of BASOR is now up.  The ASOR blog has all the details.  BASOR, the real archaeological publication for students of the Bible.

Posted in Archaeology