Category Archives: Religion

NTiR: John 3:16 makes me shudder in horror (John 1-6)

John settles down and tells the tale of John the Baptist. Though verses 6-9 could just be John giving himself some love (“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.”) John baptizes people and tells that Jesus will follow him and baptize people in the holy spirit. John gives the “I am not worthy to untile his sanda straps” bit.

John tells those gathered that he had heard God saying that Jesus was God’s son while John baptised Jesus. I can’t help notice here that only John heard this, and he then told everyone else “I heard this voice say…” Mind you, this is John the Baptist, he who wears clothes made out of camel hair, fasts all the time and chooses to live in the wilderness. In other words, he might not be the most credible witness in Judea at the time.

Pat Robertson has lost it

I think it is safe to say that Pat Robertson has pretty much lost all contact with reality: In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in “mass killing” late in 2007. “I’m not… Read More »

Stick a fork in Intelligent Design

Well, maybe that’s jumping the gun a bit. But a precedent has been set for Intelligent Design to be kept out of science courses in public schools. “Intelligent design” cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on… Read More »

Google Video of the Day: Dark Sided

I knew that I had to blog the Google Video showing a right-wing religious wacko going psycho on Trading Spouses. The only question was whether I posted the link on my political blog, or my livejournal. In the end, I decided to post it on both. The scary thing is, I know a couple of… Read More »