Daily Archives: 13 Dec 2011
Some things are too stupid for words. Really. The Swedish Army Museum in Stockholm is coming under fire for selling Christmas tree ornaments shaped like hand grenades. The Stockholm museum is selling the ornaments to raise money for Christian Aid, … Continue reading
In a word- dedication! After reportedly throwing a temper tantrum on her way to school by sitting down in the middle of the street, a SUV ran over a little girl in eastern China, the Associated Press reports. In an … Continue reading
James Aitken uploaded as essay today you’ll enjoy: Fat Eglon, in G. Khan & D. Lipton (eds), Studies on the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in honour of Robert Gordon (VTS 149; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 141-54. I confess … Continue reading
I hope your mind flashed right to the scene in the Monty Python film where the ridiculous mob calls for the witch to be burned which they themselves have made a witch by dressing her as a caricature of a … Continue reading
Antonio the Vigilant reports Alla Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana hanno iniziato a digitalizzare gli 80 mila manoscritti. Se iniziano ora finiranno nel 2020. Forse. Comunque, meglio tardi che mai. I hope I’m around in 2020 to see it done.
Here’s their website. It’s your chance to join Eric Cline in the field.
Michael observes Imagine a football world church service where you can punish a referee wayward preacher with an electric shock for straying from the text. I know what you are thinking; such an idea is just too insanely beautiful and … Continue reading
It’s either that or Chris Tilling and Joel Watts going at it. I think they’re kids because Chris and Joel are pacifists…
Politicians and activists slam Lowe’s choice to stop advertising on a reality TV show about Muslim Americans. The home improvement chain says it did so only after the show became a ‘lightning rod.’ Nonsense. The show isn’t a lightning rod … Continue reading
Reports Reformiert Kirche– Was sonst fast nur säkulare Israeli ansprechen, prangert nun laut «NZZ» vom 13. Dezember auch ein orthodoxer Rabbiner an: die Fusion von Religion und Staat in Israel. Damit hat Dov Halberthal sich ins Kreuzfeuer einer Kritik manövriert, … Continue reading