Category Archives: Zoroastrianism

The Prophets Have Fallen

Beth recently showed me this video of Pastor Steven Anderson insisting that Buddhists worship the dead corpse of Buddha. While this guy is particularly nutty, the argument that Jesus is still alive and Muhammad and Buddha (as well as Moses … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Left Below

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Rapture, if only from those bumper stickers that say, “In case of rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned.” Because it’s totally not prideful to assume you’ll be one of the ones raptured, and I’m … Continue reading

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Everybody Plays the Fool

While the common belief I’ve usually come across is that April Fool’s Day started in sixteenth-century France when the people who celebrated the new year on 1 January mocked those who still celebrated on 25 March, this is not universally … Continue reading

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All Gods Are Our Gods

The ancient Greeks had a tendency of associating the gods of foreign pantheons with their own. This was something I noticed when I read Herodotus back in college, and came across a reference to Ahura Mazda as “the Persian Zeus.” … Continue reading

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This Is the Way the World Ends

So, the Rapture is today, right? Actually, Beth and I were listening to Family Radio tonight, and Harold Camping said something about how it wouldn’t come until 6 PM in whatever time zone you happen to be in, at which … Continue reading

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Search Me

Here are some of the search terms by which people found my blog, and probably wished they hadn’t. yoshi and mario and luigi babys metis getting swallowed yoshi’s brothers kid cartoon of a green slimy monster spear warrior cartoon images … Continue reading

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