Pentecost, an Atonement for the Tower of Babel

Three days ago I intimated that the Most Reverend Archbishop Hebda used Holy Scripture to promote a humanist agenda divorced of theology.¹ He used the story of the Tower of Babel as a segue into “celebrating diversity,” which, if you read the story, you know is a stretch, to say the least. The diversity to which God treated the men in the story was not a…

This Blog Has Been Censored

…by yours truly, that is. I deleted the swear words. Most of them, anyway. The ones I considered to be the more egregious. Searched all posts for the offending matter and edited them. Sometimes I simply deleted the swear words and left it at that, but more often I had to replace them with something…

Bible+ by Olive Tree Full Review

I briefly mentioned Bible+ by Olive Tree in my last post. Here I’ll give a full review. What It Is Bible+ by Olive Tree is a leading Bible study app for mobile devices. It lets you read from four different Bible versions, compare versions in adjacent linked panes, view copious annotations and notes, take your…

A bible-banging atheist

I wrote this as a Facebook post two years ago on Feb. 21, 2012: “The Christian bible has a lot of wise and wonderful things to say. It’s a lovely assemblage of documents. If all documents were as carefully preserved — by historians, theologians, and indeed a large segment of the entire world, poor, middle-class,…