The Pokey Finger of God

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Evolution and Faith

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Evolution and Faith · christianity, culture, media

Normally, this is a topic I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. I also don’t get into arguments with people who claim the world is flat, doomed to end, or cursed by demons. It’s simply not worth the bother: folks don’t come to these conclusions through logic, so logic isn’t going to dislodge them. Evolution, […]

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Intelligent Response

November 11th, 2005 · Comments Off on Intelligent Response · media

Joshua Holland raises an interesting point in the ID vs. science debate that seems to be such a fuss these days. What about Vishnu? His point is to take the crucial and unverifiable element of the ID argument — God — and take these creationist hacks at their word that they’re trying to show “competing […]

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Cincinnati's No. 1 tourist attraction

May 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Cincinnati's No. 1 tourist attraction · media

Chuckle de jour: Ohio’s Creationism Museum There must be something in the water in those midwest states. Maybe an overdose of chemical fertilizers and bovine hormones in the water or something, right? After you’re done laughing at this outrageous fool, consider his museum in the context of dadaist art. Every museum display is a combination […]

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Prophecy Lite

June 2nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Prophecy Lite · culture, media, metaphysics, ritual

Claiming to be “the Christian Voice in the Nation’s Capital,” the [Apostolic Congress] members vociferously oppose the idea of a Palestinian state. They fear an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza might enable just that, and they object on the grounds that all of Old Testament Israel belongs to the Jews. Until Israel is intact and Solomon’s […]

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