Tag Archive: religion


What’s it like to grow up in a religion that exults in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

Every Student Pastor Ever

Tyler of Tripp and Tyler shows us every student pastor who’s ever tried to play like he’s so “cool.”

From the hilarious David Cross TV series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, season 3, episode 6. When skinheads and Muslims meet unexpectedly, they are united by a common hatred. Definitely NOT politically correct, folks; you’ve been warned!

 

His intellect was just breathtaking. Rest in peace, Hitch.

Monty Python vs. Church of England

In this BBC video, apparently from shortly after the 1979 release of Monty Python’s classic The Life of Brian, a collection of clerics from the Church of England tell John Cleese and Michael Palin that they’ve been very, very naughty for making the movie, while Cleese and Palin masterfully parry them.

Pic of the Day – 1/28/13

The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM for short).

FSM

“Touched By His Noodly Appendage”

Three Proofs

GOD ENJOYS A GOOD LAUGH!

There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:

1. He called everyone brother

2. He liked Gospel

3. He didn’t get a fair trial

 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:

1. He went into His Father’s business

2. He lived at home until he was 33

3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God

 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:

1. He talked with His hands

2. He had wine with His meals

3. He used olive oil

 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:

1. He never cut His hair

2. He walked around barefoot all the time

3. He started a new religion

 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:

1. He was at peace with nature

2. He ate a lot of fish

3. He talked about the Great Spirit

 

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:

1. He never got married

2. He was always telling stories

3. He loved green pastures

 

But the most compelling evidence of all – 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:

1. He fed a crowd at a moment’s notice when there was virtually no food

2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn’t get it

3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do

 

Can I get an AMEN!

 

I’ll be posting a series of beautiful, thoughtful short films (around five minutes each) made as a tribute to late astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Part 3 – A Reassuring Fable

I’ll be posting a series of beautiful, thoughtful short films (around five minutes each) made as a tribute to late astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Part 2 – Life Looks for Life

I’ll be posting a series of beautiful, thoughtful short films (around five minutes each) made as a tribute to late astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Part 1 – The Frontier is Everywhere

 

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