Daily Archives: 21/10/2010

Former United States President Bill Clinton, an evangelical Christian?

Or at least pro-evangelical Christian.  From RNS: The second passage recalls a conversation between Clinton and then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin as the two were having dinner in Yeltsin’s Moscow dacha in 1994.  Protestant missionaries were flooding through the new democracy’s … Continue reading

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Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and the lust after money

This sums it up nicely: More on Wayne Rooney: Wayne “loadsamoney” Rooney burned in effigy Kevin Myers, atheist, on celebrity-worship, secular gods, and Wayne Rooney

Posted in Popular Culture, Society, Sport

My dream-house

Here’s somewhere else I’d like to live: Though I might have a problem squeezing in all my bookcases . . .

Posted in Visual Arts

Biblical sex — it could knock your socks off

Biblical sex — it could knock your socks off

Posted in Biblical Studies

Interesting fact you probably didn’t know: the Dalai Lama is NOT a vegetarian

He’s a meat-eater, a jolly old carnivore.  In other words, he knows what’s good for him! More details here: The Dalai Lama is a meat-eater Why is he a meat-eater rather than a vegetarian?  Well, if asked, he would probably give … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Society

Double standard: if it’s the Koran it’s a hate crime, if it’s the Bible it’s art

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Atheist mass murderer Josef Stalin appears on Russian Orthodox icon

The Russian news service RT News reports: ‘A small church near the Moscow Kremlin features an icon depicting Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.  A similar image was at the center of a major scandal back in 2008. The icon displayed in … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Popular Culture, Society, Visual Arts

“The Catholic Church can even be admired. Just ask the atheist doctors”

Early this year I did a story on how the Church goes about sorting out who or who may not be a saint.  And yes, to be a saint there has two be two miracles. I interviewed two prominent physicians: … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Secularism

Barbaric behaviour in officially atheist state

Chinese officials beat 8 months pregnant woman, murder her unborn child for violating one child policy Luo Yanquan said his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen people and detained in a clinic … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Politics, World Events

The conspiracy theory of the Gospels, or: The problem with Elaine Pagels and Marvin Meyer

The Conspiracy Theory Of The Gospels by Charles E. Hill and: How Gnostic Jesus Became the Christ of Scholars by Philip Jenkins

Posted in Archaeology, Biblical Studies, History

Fundamentalists and the myth of Baptist successionism

When Baptists attempt to discover the origins of their tradition they are faced with a historical dilemma.  The search for Baptists roots hits a dead end in the sixteenth century.  Most acknowledge that Baptist tradition is a tributary flowing out … Continue reading

Posted in Fundamentalism, History

Are the New Testament documents historically reliable?

One answer: The Historicity of the New Testament by J.P. Moreland

Posted in Biblical Studies, History