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Why "Jesus Gave Us the Name of the Antichrist" Video is Ridiculous

I didn't realize this until this morning, but I found out that there is some buzz around a video on YouTube proposing to explain from the Bible why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. I normally don't give this kind of stupidity a second thought, but then I saw that the video had over 150,000 views. So, I thought I would address it on my blog by pointing you to a post by Brooke Lester where he goes into a great amount of detail to debunk the video. Please, don't just watch the video. Read Brooke's blog post (you will probably learn a lot). There are such idiotic statements in the video, like "Aramaic is the oldest form of Hebrew." Please, don't fall for this kind of nonsense.

Are We Missing Five Commandments? - Couldn't Resist

Since today's posts have all been about the Decalogue I couldn't resist posting this Mel Brooks video that shows why we have 10 rather than 15 Commandments:

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Deciphering the Decalogue in Text

I was pointed to this link a while back by Chris Brady on his blog Targuman. It is a very different (but fun) version of the 10 Commandments. Timothy McSweeney has put together what the 10 Commandments would have looked like had God texted them. Can you decipher them? Read More...

Knowing - Just Like Signs

Did anyone see that movie Signs with Mel Gibson in it? If so, there is not much reason for watching Knowing (unless you really, really liked Signs). The whole time I was watching it I kept thinking, "This is just like that movie Signs." Read More...

Popular Culture on the Relationship between the New and Old Testaments

I apologize for linking to the same blog two days in a row, but Dr. Brady has noticed a Neo-Marcionite trend among current comic strips. And, I find this tendency very interesting. Marcionism was a movement related to early Christianity that saw a dichotomy between the Old Testament and New Testament, going so far as to say the deities of the Old Testament and New Testament were not the same. The God of the Old Testament was vicious and terrible, whereas the God of the New Testament was gracious and merciful. Dr. Brady has posted a recent Doonesbury comic and a comic called Watch Your Head that demonstrate the tendency within modern culture to recognize the same dichotomy that Marcion did. Read More...