Daily Archives: 6 Apr 2011

Bigger News than Any Lead Codex: The Identity of NT Wrong is Exposed!

By none less than that Butler-ian Bulldog James McGrath!  And the most shocking bit?  NT Wrong is a WOMAN! After much debate and uncertainty, new evidence (actually, old neglected evidence) has finally confirmed that NT Wrong is in fact a … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 2 Comments

Dear Government, (via Nuclear Knitting)

This is one smart young lady! Please, oh please, stop behaving like catty middle school girls.  Get your crap together.  Just because you get paid (way, way too much) in the event of a government shutdown does not mean that … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 1 Comment

Hearty Congratulations to Bob Cargill!

He’s heading to Iowa to one of the Universities there that has some kind of bird as its mascot as Assistant Prof! Congratulations to him!  They’re lucky to have him and he’ll do them proud (and he won’t have to … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 2 Comments

Peter Thonemann on the Absurd Elkington Codices (Or Lead Codices, Or Messiah Codices, or Whatever)

With thanks to Danny McClellan for alerting us to this (in private email correspondence). The most telling part of Thonemann’s essay follows- To judge from the photos which have appeared in the press over the past week, all of these … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship | 1 Comment

Still More Sanity on the ‘Lead Codices’

In contrast to all the lunacy flying about.  Trudi Kawami writes (on ANE-2 and used here with permission) What is interesting in this exchange of comments is the frequency of words like “believe,” “believing”, “would have been” (interesting conditional there), … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship

I’m So Proud… We Have our Own Sleeping Air Traffic Controller Here!

The FAA is taking steps to fire an air traffic controller who was found intentionally sleeping during his shift at McGhee Tyson Airport.  The controller was working the midnight shift on February 19 while he was on duty in the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | Tagged , ,

I Have a Confession to Make: Sometimes I Want to Throttle People…

Especially when I see them do things like this: things that are utterly absurd and thoroughly blasphemous and ridiculous and pointless as well as vile wastes of money. A dog owner has splashed out an incredible £20,000 to give her … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity | 7 Comments

An Open Letter to the United States Senate and the US House of Representatives

Sirs, I am absolutely furious over the impending and now it seems inevitable government shutdown. First, and most importantly to the people in Washington, our Reps and Senators along of course with the Executive Branch will continue to get paid … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Everything You Need to Know about the Government Shutdown

First, and most importantly to the idiots in Washington, our Reps and Senators along of course with the Executive Branch will continue to get paid and enjoy their premium health care and other stellar benefits.  Yes…  (oh the things I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 2 Comments

Joe Zias: Scintillating Observation on the ‘Lead Codices’

Joe writes on ANE-2 (and I quote with his permission)- They are of such poor quality I’m surprised that anyone bought the story. On the other hand it’s always the biblical scholars who fall for this stuff as dirt archaeologists, … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-scholarship

CIA’s Mable isn’t All That Stable

Remember the woman who attacked the painting the other day? Guess what? Yup, She’s a CIA employee. Yup… that’s what she said… The Smoking Gun has uncovered an old mugshot of Susan Burns, the woman who attacked Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

Oh Come on Joel…

I don’t have a smart phone. And if I did, I wouldn’t need GPS on it. I have it in the car. And as much fun as it would be (not really) to be part of a group effort blogging … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 3 Comments

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s golfing, but things aren’t going well.  Just watch. (And you have to watch a commercial first).

Posted in Modern Culture

Ok, Ick…

Police in the northern New Mexico city of Espanola say a man tried to get help at a hospital emergency room for a woman who had been dead as long as a day and a half.  Officers say Jerry Maestas … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

That Garbage ‘Music’ Your Kids Listen to Is Contributing to their Depression

NPR informs us- Teenagers are more likely to be depressed if they spend a lot of time listening to music, while teens who read a lot are less depressed, according to new research.  So does that mean that My Chemical … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 2 Comments

Madeleine is Right, Abortion isn’t a ‘Health’ Issue, It’s a Moral Issue

So she writes rightly Today is “World Health Day” and some people are using this fact to argue that ”abortion is a health issue, not a crime.” I find this contention a little curious; claiming that abortion is simply a health … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 3 Comments

A Turkish Politician Wants to Outlaw Christian Missions There

Reformiert reports Der Vorsitzende einer türkischen Oppositionspartei hat zum Auftakt seines Wahlkampfs eine angebliche Bedrohung der Türkei durch christliche Missionare beschworen. Wie türkische Medien am 6. April berichteten, forderte der Vorsitzende der rechtsgerichteten Demokratischen Partei (DP), Namik Kemal Zeybek, in … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

It’s Not Really a ‘Fail’

The Giants clearly don’t care for evangelicalism or the claims of evangelicals to be critically engaged. That’s ok, they’re welcome to their views of course. After all, I think persons outside the hermeneutical circle are incapable of real exegesis or … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the One

An 8 year old child out of control, spitting, wrecking, and disconsolate at school, was brought into control by a dousing of pepper spray. An eight-year old boy named Aidan was pepper sprayed by Lakewood, Colorado police after acting up … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity | 1 Comment

Jesus: The Cold Case

A tv special from Australia’s Red Sky Television is coming this Easter. It’s reported to be far superior to anything we’ve ever seen from Canada and the producer up there who isn’t an archaeologist and isn’t normally naked. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | 6 Comments