Tag Archives: mythology

Pears in the shape of Buddha?

But then what do you do with them? ABC News has the story: A farmer in China has successfully grown pears in the shape of Buddha, and they are in high demand by customers. Xianzhang Hao from China‚Äôs Hebei province … Continue reading

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Christians deemed “heretics” after claiming no historical Adam and Eve

Well, almost. This NPR article was a good find; some evangelicals are starting to realize that the truths being uncovered by geneticists and other areas of science are making it harder and harder to maintain the fiction that the whole … Continue reading

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Chaplain denounces gambling. Give that money to your church instead

Okay, not at all what he said, but Crown Casino in Australia has a resident Chaplain and Father James Grant is concerned about all those gamblers putting their faith in luck. Speaking yesterday at an event to raise awareness around … Continue reading

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Read a book about sex and the bible

It’s called Unprotected Texts: the Bible’s surprising contradictions about sex and desire by Jennifer Wright Knust. She covers a lot of ground in a relatively short book. I dog-earred many pages of it so I’d remember specific things that were … Continue reading

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Don’t claim a lost city is Atlantis

Call it New Clopia or Muddyvilla or Lost Nostril. Call it anything except Atlantis They can’t prove that it’s fucking Atlantis! Scientists say they may have discovered the lost city of Atlantis buried deep under the marshlands of southern Spain. … Continue reading

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Quotable rational writer (and the responses)

I got a kick out this. It’s a series of letters from the Knoxville News Sentinel, starting with Ralph C. Isler, who’s making a case that Jesus is a mythical figure and the product of interpretations about him published years … Continue reading

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Jesus “supporting” literal 6 day creation doesn’t make it true

I marvel over the things Christians want to think about sometimes. Mind you, if they didn’t write about this kind of thing, what on earth would I have to write about? This opinion piece by Rhys Demman comes out of … Continue reading

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What do Harry Potter and Jesus have in common?

Their own book, it turns out. Written by Derek Murphy, it uses the Harry Potter mythos as a means of better understanding early Christianity and the role the character Jesus played in that. Chapter 1 of Jesus Potter Harry Christ … Continue reading

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How Christians tell their kids about Santa

Well, not all Christians. Mark Driscoll. I can’t include all because he’s only writing about his own family, but he suggests others explain Santa Claus his way: When it comes to cultural issues like Santa, Christians have three options: (1) … Continue reading

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“Hollywood looking to Christianty” is not a new thing

The library has a book that lists a whackload of Christian-inspired films, but I forget the title of that. While hunting for it I came across a different book getting reviewed by The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture called … Continue reading

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