Daily Archives: 18 Oct 2010

No They Aren’t, They are Cartoons

Things have come to a sad state when the Vatican announces that cartoon characters are Catholic. Come on, Vatican, are you really that desperate for church members that you’re willing to lasso fictional characters? “The Simpsons” just got a blessing … Continue reading

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Shoot ‘Em if Ya Got ‘Em…

That’s the approach these days for everyone who has a beef with anyone else. Two women were killed Monday at the post office in Henning, Tennessee, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office said. Local and state police are on the scene … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Dilettantism: Algerian Style

A new Muslim claim surpasses all boundaries: an Algerian paper reports that an old Torah scroll found near Temple Mount includes the name of Mohammed. However, the reporter apparently has mixed up his understanding of “scrolls” and Hebrew adjectives. Really … Continue reading

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Islamic Barbarity

On the one hand we can’t and ought not equate Islam with terrorism because, in spite of what the tea partiers and the imbeciles at Fox News think, Muslim does not equal terrorist. Nor can we ignore Islamic brutality when … Continue reading

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The End of the Colloquium- And A Birthday Greeting

Our colloquium with Professor Casey came to a conclusion today. You can still access the 10 excerpts from the book here and if you haven’t entered yet you can until midnight tonight and then the winner of the volume will … Continue reading

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How Big Business Really Works

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Baby Bieber

It seems inexplicably famous while simultaneously a wretchedly bad singer Justin Bieber isn’t welcome at a Laser arcade in Canada since he’s given to punching people (little kids!) who taunt him. Police in Richmond, British Columbia, are investigating claims that … Continue reading

Posted in mockery, Modern Culture

More on that so Called ‘Canaanite Bracelet’

Robert Deutsch sends along an excerpt from the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of BAR (hey if they can lift my stuff without proper attribution I can share their stuff with proper attribution when it’s sent to me) which discusses the so … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology

Should Seminary Students Learn Hebrew and Greek? Absolutely

John Byron asks the question- which I think an odd one (but one that makes the rounds every few years): should seminary students learn Hebrew and Greek? I want to chip in some observations on, not John’s response- you can … Continue reading

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