Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Makes Perfect Sense


The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree_ _ _

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fine Print

Please Read Your EULA

British computer game firm GameStation revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.

The retailer added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.
By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from or one of its duly authorised minions.
The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's a Cubit?

Noah’s Ark Found

A group of Christian researchers claim that they have found the remains of Noah's Ark, located four kilometers up the side of Turkey's Mt. Ararat.

"It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it," researcher Yeung Wing-Cheung told Agence-France Presse.

The Christian Science Monitor and a number other organizations are already calling the find a hoax. The Monitor quotes Dr. Randall Price, an Ark researcher and professor at Liberty University. He says he was with the team in a 2008 expedition to the site. Price claims in a leaked e-mail that a group of Kurdish men transported ancient wood beams to the site and planted them there.

However, Dr. John Morris, the president of Dallas' Institute for Creation Research, disagrees. He led 13 expeditions to Mt. Ararat between 1970 and 1990. "I think it would be highly unlikely that anybody could carry wood up.… I don't think there's fraud involved. But that is a possibility," Morris told the Monitor.

Scienceblogs' Josh Roesnau explains,
Enjoy the story. Study the story. If you find meaning in the story, retell the story and help other people understand it. But the truth of the story about Noah's ark has nothing to do with exactly how long a cubit was, what sort of wood is meant by "gopher wood," or what happened to all the poop. Noah's ark is a story about the dangers of selfishness, about the importance of being good to one another, and ultimately of honoring our ancestors.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Holy Superheroes!

Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters

The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters web page lists scores of comic book characters, their religious affiliations and the contributor’s justification for applying that label (in the link on the right of each entry). Some of the major characters can get kind of complicated, as they have crazy time-lines and had multiple run-ins with supernatural forces.

Monday, May 03, 2010