In other news:
- I’ve brought out this old icon in honour of disgraced pastor Ted Haggard, who was all ready to make a comeback (as it were) until fresh revelations emerged recently. I’ve mentioned him before, but somehow neglected to mention that Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual (Roy Zimmerman = Tom Lehrer for the Naughties).
- I’ve been contributing to some threads over at Unreasonable Faith, the blog of Daniel Florien, an ex-Christian. Daniel asks other ex-Christians whether believing was a complete waste of time (you can see my answer). He’s also posted about the Ehrman/Williams discussion on Premier Christian Radio, which I’ve mentioned previously, so I stuck my oar in. There are a few Christians with a strong inner conviction that the Bible is inerrant on there, so I responded to one of them.
- There’s a meme doing the rounds on LJ where you get very angry about something called “cultural appropriation”, or get very angry about people getting angry about it. The threads I’ve seen have largely involved the sort of people who use the word triggering to mean “a bit upsetting” (see also Monstrous Vegiment), so I’ve stayed out of it. However, livredor linked to an interesting post by nextian about the Jewish attitude to Christian readings of the Hebrew Bible, which reminded me a bit of Karen Armstrong’s take on it in The Bible: the biography. livredor also has some discussion on her LJ.
- scribb1e and I watched Maverick last night. I somehow managed to miss it in 1994. It was funny, in a gentle sort of way.