Category Archive: Amusements

Aug 05 2013

Pascal’s counter-wager

[Note: I've disabled comments on this post due to spam. Let me know if you'd like to have commenting turned back on again, and I'll be happy to oblige.] The interesting thing about gambling on the supernatural is that the supernatural, by definition, has no objective, reality-based constraints. As soon as you can objectively measure …

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Jul 21 2013

Small government? How small?

Thought for the day: Jesus said, “You must be born again.” Is that why so many legislators are trying to push the government into women’s vaginas?

Feb 12 2013

Top 5

Attention Twitter fans: are you having trouble deciding what to say about the news that ill health is forcing the pope to retire? Here’s a quick list of Top Five 3-Word Responses to the news: 5. It’s a start. 4. What, no cops? 3. Prayer failed, eh? 2. He deserves it.

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Feb 03 2013

The Gypsy Curse

Over at Evangelical Realism, we’re continuing our look at Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s debate with Russell Glasser, and I I can’t help but think of a post I did a few years ago about Jesus and the Gypsy Curse. It’s like a scene from an old B-grade black-and white horror flick: Jesus is walking down some …

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Jan 22 2013

In the woo zone

Everybody get out your patented Gullibility Boots, you’ll want them buckled up to about mid-thigh for this one: “Every cell in my body tingled with pure joy,” that is a common statement made by anyone who just entered “The Zone” state of consciousness. The euphoria reflects the fact that anti-aging and stress hormones are surging …

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Jan 15 2013

The greatest common denominator

Thought for the day: Christians think Muslims and Jews and Hindus are wrong about God(s). Muslims think Christians and Jews and Hindus are wrong about God(s). Jews think Christians and Muslims and Hindus are wrong about God(s). Hindus think Christians and Jews and Muslims are wrong about God(s). And we agree with all of the …

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Jan 11 2013

Question of the week: Will Jesus protect me?

It’s fascinating sometimes to dip into the real conversations that people are having, just to see what kind of world they live in. Ok, there’s an element of tabloidish voyeurism here, I admit it, but I can’t help taking a peek now and then. Here’s my pick for Question of the Week, from Yahoo! Answers. …

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Jan 06 2013

Spell check of the week

“Trinitarianism” Did you mean: Totalitarianism? Just got this while spell-checking this week’s post on Evangelical Realism, about how Pastor Feinstein’s presuppositional argument leads to polytheism instead of Trinitarianism.

Jan 04 2013

An informal competition

In honor of the new year, I’m going to try something different. We’ve seen a few billboards over the years whose goal is to promote atheism in some way. Some have been good, some have been meh, and a few have been counterproductive (in many people’s eyes, at least). We need more good ones. So …

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Dec 10 2012

Jesus and Santa

Christmas is all about traditions, which means doing the same thing year after year. And so, in the true spirit of Christmas, I am posting my annual list of the Top Ten Reasons why Santa is Better than Jesus. 10. Santa does not endorse any political candidates or parties. 9. If you’re bad, Santa gives …

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