The Pokey Finger of God

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Entries from December 2007

When do we eat?

December 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on When do we eat? · christianity, culture, media

After posting the Folsom Street Fair poster, I started thinking about how versions of the “Last Supper” scene, both serious and satirical, have been made over the centuries. DaVinci’s is simply the most famous. It inspired me to consider writing an epic blog entry, showing the various parodies one can google. In the process, I […]

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Lost in the pattern

December 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Lost in the pattern · christianity, culture

Have you lost your capacity for linear thinking or analytical reasoning? As part of a bit of pleasant wiki-surfing this morning, I paused to consider the idea of ‘post-Christian‘. I’ve heard a couple of people use this term recently and it’s made me curious about what other people think it means.This lead me, through a […]

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Forever the victim, never the dominant culture

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Forever the victim, never the dominant culture · christianity, culture, media

Despite over 1500 years of political and cultural dominance in the West, it continues to astound me the number of people who insist that Christians in the West today suffer from any sort of minority persecution. The “True Believer Is the Victim” ploy plays as well in Peoria as in LA, so why not make […]

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No God in the Shrine

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on No God in the Shrine · culture, media

Atheism frustrates me. There are many gods I don’t personally believe in. Among others, there are: Perfect Universal Good, Old Man in the Sky, Angry and Jealous Guy, and the Omniscient Moralizing Dude. It just so happens that these are the ones that the Christians sell by the bushel. I have a hard time understanding […]

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