I wish I could remember who it was that first point out to me The Bible Fight game, but apparently
there are some Christians who enjoy it as well. I wasn't too interested in the game myself. I'd much rather protect villagers
from being carried off.
After reading Christopher Hitchens' book God Is Not Great
and hearing his comments
on Jerry Falwell I have come to the conclusion that Hitchens is the atheists Jerry Falwell. Think about it: 1) Both make outrageous claims 2) Both claim to speak for the whole of the people the represent 3) Both enjoy imensely grabbing as much as the spotlight as they possibly can. Hat tip to Slacker
for first bringing this video to my attention. Though I do not think Falwell ever flipped off
an audience for hissing him.
Added points if you can guess what picture came up when I did a google image search of Hitchens book by title. Even I was surprised
What do you value? I have to admit this video
choked me up a bit. Hat tip to Pulpit Pimps
Though Millinerd assures me it is no big deal he does make it sound so attractive to be visiting Greece
, and Turkey
. OF course I wouldn't know if it wasn't a big deal or not since I haven't been outside of New Jersey for more than a weekend in a few years.
I happened to catch the tale end of this interview
with local religious guru Shane Claiborne
. It is a good interview and at the very least he is trying to practice what he preaches. He conveniently skates around the issue of salvation in a much more poetic and less straight forward fashion than most people I have heard. I still liked some of the things he had to say and what he is trying to do.
After hearing this Pod cast
with Jersey boy John Shelby Spong
and having read a few of his books I have come to the conclusion that the God and Jesus Spong wants us all to follow and believe in is not a God I'd like to know. All the mystery, pageantry, wonder, and awe of the most powerful and beautiful God are stripped away to reveal one of nice stories who may or may not have done the things he says he done. At least Spong was nice enough to drop the price of joining his website from $35 a year to $25. Am I being too snarky again?
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