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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

kentucky wedding cake (my old kentucky home part I)

Some of you happy young kids about to leave the so called "temporary gift of singleness" behind need to cut a few corners in your ceremony and this might be what you're looking for. Some of you want to be "missional" and live like the people around you. If Donna goes with the bobble head bride and groom cake topper this would be the cake to put under it.

Monday, May 29, 2006

not so stupid subway invention part XIV

You supply the caption:

stupid inventions index

Saturday, May 27, 2006

left behind video game trailer

I was going to post this here but they insisted on putting a picture of God in it. They won't show Adam's naked body and insist on drawing clothes for him but they don't care about the Second Commandment. It's like I'm the only one with Deuteronomy 4:15 in my Bible! Can't they just stick to messing up Revelation?

left behind video game trailer

Let's get to the content.

What do you think about the three paths?
1. Those who daily seek a personal relationship with God
2. Unbelievers and believers who don't seek after God
3. Those who choose to ignore God

Isn't an unbeliever that doesn't seek after God choosing to ignore Him? If one doesn't have a devotional every day does one fall into the second category for good or just on days when one doesn't read the Bible? Why should believers and un-believers be in the same category? I think this was written by a theologically schizophrenic Baptist trying to keep eternal security and not scare away the pentecostals. Why have three categories when discussing Revelation? How about the sheep and the goats like the Bible says? But wait there are more categories!!!

4. All infants
5. Children (did they mean all to qualify infants only?)
One of my professors was telling us that he can clearly see sin in his children when they covet toys, hit eachother, and say, "MINE!" He said it would seem that if all children go to Heaven then one would think it a merciful act to save them from eternal torment in Hell by killing them before they became unsaved and it would even make abortions save people from Hell.

Is the terrible human suffering of the End Times too serious to be made into a game? Can there be any educational value? Especially when the game is geared towards gamers in their late teens, 20's, and up? What about something like the old Bible Adventures Nintendo games from the 80's where Noah collects animals and food for the ark? Does playing this game count as "daily seeking a personal relationship with God?"

Here is a Reformed Historicist website you might find usefull.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

live video games


super mario bros.

street fighter 2

Thursday, May 25, 2006

benny hinn's wife blaspheming the holy spirit

Suzanne Hinn, Benny Hinn's wife blaspheming the Holy Spirit
(allows choice of connection speeds)

alternate direct link
(same file as above in case it doesn't work)

Is that not the biggest freak show you have ever seen? People are actually clapping and going along with that. It's hard for me to imagine someone acting like this without drugs or alcohol. Ride the clouds baby! Ride em to the floor! RIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! I think towards the end Benny realized how embarassing she was and gave her a little of the old Holy Ghost machine gun to stop it. The first time I watched this the net was slow so the video was choppy and she just disapeared into the floor. To me this is evidence of demonic power because without it I wonder if anyone would go along with this.

Mark 3:29: "But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation" Certainly the context of this verse is the scribes saying that Jesus' ministry was the work of the devil but we shouldn't call the work of Satan the work of the Holy Spirit and we should be respectful of the Holy Spirit as well.

There's also some stuff on Ifilm but that's blocked if you're on campus.

Hinn saying Jesus will physically appear on the platform of his crusades

Hinn saying you don't have Jesus you are everything Jesus was and is

This is supposedly the Dateline NBC investigation of Hinn
but I can't get it to work. Does it work for you?
Dateline Video

Just in case you didn't believe the Holy Ghost Machine gun thing:
audio of Holy Ghost machine gun quote

Here's the curse he pronounced on anyone who is against his
"annointing". Note the weird voice.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

trl wednesday on my iconoclasm

I've got so much material backed up from finals week just waiting to be posted. I'm interested in what you would like to see next. Cast your vote in the comments.

Pat Robertson's latest gaffe
Benny Hinn's Wife Video
lady punch video
marriage proposal video
the worst music video ever

written posts:
Note to parents regarding the film Failure to Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker
Pastor's wife
emerging church
Christianity Today magazine and the assasin
The gifts of Indiana
NAMB controversy
The new SBC president (very funny)
The new head of Girlscouts
No speedos at Southern
The fat pastor and the clerk
Why people don't get married
The Power Team
Minister fails to make the sexiest Occupations list again

I'll stop there. Some of these aren't complete but I will finish them if there is sufficient interest. Cast your vote now.

Monday, May 22, 2006

25th anniversary of superbook

If you're a long-time reader of my blog you know that I liked the animated series Superbook as a child.

The series was a revolutionary attempt by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to break into Japan with the gospel. Superbook was one of the first animes and it became one of the most popular shows in Japan and during its television run, the Bible became one of the best-selling books.

If you watch it, keep in mind that it was created for very young children, specifically Japanese children with no knowledge of Bible stories and as such, they are very simple. Don't expect a detailed explanation of the symbolism or an exposition of covenant theology. There are a few episodes with Jesus and you probably know that I'm against icons but it's been a long time since I have watched Superbook so I don't know if there are any theological inaccuracies or anything un-reformed. I haven't watched much Veggie Tales, probably because I like neither vegies nor VeggieTales but I would imagine that Superbook is much better than the few moments of mostly annoying nonsense with some silly mockeries of Bible stories mixed in that I have seen in VeggieTales.

The only Christian holiday in Japan is Christmas and the local missionary the project worked with thought that people would be most receptive to the ideas at this time so the series built up to the birth of Christ which was broadcast during December so as to coincide with interest in the west and the Christmas holiday. The series has been successful around the world and has even been able to break into muslim and atheist countries.

Here's a few random thoughts I had after watching some of the videos some two decades later.
*Eve should never have a 40 year old cigarette smoker voice
*The robot's voice is also very annoying
*You can tell someone is bad if they have less than three teeth
*A Mexican bulfight guitar strumming song means something big is about to happen
*Joy's skirt is quite short
* I never noticed it before
*I like they way they try to intervene in history and are always foiled
*Goliath was a poet
*What kind of last name is Peepers?
*I'm curious what the marriage episode is about
*When I was a kid, the devil's highwater purple pants were hilarious

This video tells how it all began:
25th anniversary of Superbook

"In addition, some additional edits were necessary for the English dubbed version to make the episodes conform to more conservative (in comparison to Japan) American broadcast standards."
A rather unfortunate scene from Superbook

closing them (Japanese)
opening theme
closing theme

I think they redid the song
opening song
closing song

You can buy the videos and dvd's at:
christian (cheaper)

you can see some short videos of the show at the main website:

from wikipedia:
Superbook (Anime Oyako Gekijo; Animated Parent and Child Theater) is an anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States. The series chronicled the events of the Bible's Old and New Testaments in its 52 episode run. The first 26 episodes aired from October 1, 1981 to March 29, 1982. The series returned as Superbook II (Pasocon Travel Tanteidan; Personal Computer Travel Detectives) with 26 episodes to air from April 4, 1983 to September 26, 1983. Between both series in the first run was the companion series The Flying House. The series was broadcast on TV Tokyo, CBN Cable (now ABC Family), and in syndication. Episodes are available on both VHS and DVD, ( has links to the videos and DVD's). It was previously seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, but is currently off the schedule. It can now be seen on TBN's "Smile of a Child" network.

In the United States, Superbook was the first animated series with a Christian religious theme to go into syndication since Davey and Goliath in the 1960s. It is likely that many young viewers who watched the series during its initial run in the 1980s were unaware of its Japanese origins, since anime had not yet achieved the widespread popularity in the U.S. that it now enjoys and since CBN removed all Japanese names from the English credits aside from a credit for Tatsunoko for the animation production.

Superbook was criticized by religious conservatives in the United States (many of whom probably were also unaware that the show was Japanese in origin) for "condensing" or "glossing over" the Bible stories it portrayed and for its "jerky" animation style which is nevertheless characteristic of anime TV series in Japan (which generally have much smaller budgets than feature films such as Hayao Miyazaki's works). Many also believed that introducing modern characters (two children and a walking, talking robot) into the stories would confuse and disappoint young readers who would be disappointed not to find such modern characters in the real Bible. Nevertheless, the series has was a huge global success, translated into over 30 languages, and is frequently used as a tool to introduce children and other new Christians to the basics of the Christian faith. Believing that Japanese children would be most responsive to Bible stories and that the best way to reach them was through the media of anime and manga, CBN enlisted Tatsunoko's help in creating the series to help drive Bible sales in Japan, a country where Christians are a minority of the population. It was successful in both audience ratings and in helping to increase Bible sales, although it gets only a brief mention on Tatsunoko's list of works on its Web site. CBN originally did not plan to release Superbook outside of Japan since anime was not considered marketable in the West at the time, but reportedly the network was encouraged by a positive response to the series at a convention in France and went on to prepare the English-dubbed version that would be aired on U.S. television in 1982.

To this day, the series has a loyal and devoted fan following around the world, among adults who grew up watching it as well as youngsters. Although, as noted, the original intended audience for Superbook was Japan, the series found even greater success in Christian countries in Africa like Kenya where it aired on National TV. The show was very popular in Kenya. Another African country in which Superbook has become quite popular is the predominantly Muslim nation of Senegal; it was reportedly the first Christian-themed program ever broadcast on Senegalese television. In the Ukraine, the animated series inspired a live-action Barney and Friends-style children's program titled Superbook Club (with the robot Gizmo, or "Robik" in Ukrainian, as the mascot), and there are also several Superbook Club music albums aimed at children.

The series began at the home of a young boy named Christopher Peepers (original name: Sho Azuka) who discovers the magical Bible "Superbook" (Timebook) that speaks and sends him and his toy robot Gizmo (Zenmaijikake) back in time to the early events of the Old Testament. Gizmo can walk and talk, but only for the duration of the adventure (and he still needs to be wound up regularly). Chris' best friend Joy (Azusa Yamato in Japanese) accompanies him on his adventures into a time and place that only "Superbook" can help them see for themselves.

In the first episode, Chris and Joy were cleaning the attic for Chris's father (a somewhat eccentric college professor) when they noticed an old book glowing. The children tried to open the book, but they couldn't open it no matter how hard they pulled. The book promptly opened on its own, shining a blinding light around Chris's bedroom, and started to speak before whisking the children back in time to the Garden of Eden to experience the story of Adam and Eve.

In Superbook II, which took place several years after the first series, the book fell unto a computer keyboard, giving anybody the ability to see into the past from Christopher's home via the monitor. Ruffles, Chris' dog, managed to get lost in time, prompting Gizmo and Chris' cousin Uri (Hisashi in the original Japanese) to search for her. Chris and Joy kept watch and control of the computer from the present. The older children also had a hard time trying to keep what happened a secret from Chris's parents.

The first season of Superbook featured chiefly stories from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), although a few episodes dealt with the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the season finale episode was about the conversion of Saint Paul of Tarsus. The episodes in the first season were chiefly one-shot stories, with no overarching "plot" aside from Chris and Joy learning valuable life lessons from their travels in the Superbook. Season One could be considered a "Cliff's Notes" version of Bible stories, as some condensation or editing of stories was necessary in order to fit them into half-hour episodes and make them suitable for young viewers. In addition, some additional edits were necessary for the English dubbed version to make the episodes conform to more conservative (in comparison to Japan) American broadcast standards.

The episodes in the second season focused solely on Old Testament stories, and Season Two added more detail to some stories already covered in Season One (for example, the stories of Abraham and Joseph). Likewise, The Flying House was a more in-depth look at the life of Jesus and other events from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament).

3 new classes for fall semester

There are three new courses just now being added to the Fall 2006 schedule.
The courses are being taught by the new faculty that are coming on board in
August: two in “theology and the arts/culture” by Steve Halla, Ph.D. and one
in “theology and the law” by Peter J. Richards, JD, PhD. Here are the
course titles and descriptions of the newly added courses:

28021 Christianity and the Visual Arts: A study of the relationship
between Christianity and the visual arts. The course includes a biblical
perspective of the visual arts, the use of the visual arts in the history of the
church, important artists in the Christian tradition, issues and concerns in
contemporary art, and visual art in the life and ministry of the local church.
Taught by Dr. Steve Halla.

28022 Jesus and Modern Culture: A study and critique of modern
portrayals of Jesus in popular culture. The course includes Jesus and world
religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism), Jesus and modern
theology, Jesus and Friedrich Nietzsche, Jesus and modern art, Jesus and
film, and Jesus and popular music. Taught by Dr. Steve Halla.

28030 History of Christian Political and Legal Thought: An historical
survey of two millennia of Christian thought on the rule of law, the political
order, church and state, rights and duties of individuals and institutions.
Taught by Dr. Peter J. Richards.

Friday, May 19, 2006

chris rock on taxes

I wouldn't have thought I would agree with Chris Rock on political issues, but I actually do. It's weird but when I read this, I can hear his voice saying it.

expletives removed by Legalism Inc.

The messed up thing about taxes is, we don't "pay" taxes. The government TAKES them. You get your check and Money is GONE! It was not no option! That ain't a payment thats a JACK!

Every week they take money out of your check, then they want some MORE money in April. What kind of gangster **** is that?! Why didn't they just take the money they needed in the first place? Instead of coming to me like a damn crackhead saying, "Remember that money I borrowed before? I need a little bit more." UNCLE SAM IS ON THE PIPE!

The worst part about it, we pay taxes for **** we don't even use:

Fire Department: My house ain't burning! I keep the sprinklers on 24 hours a day. Gotta nice MOIST house!

Police Department: I never called a cop in my life! If something go down I have a GUN. I'll handle it my damn self. And if I do ever need the police I'll be happy to write them a check: "Somebody broke into my house. Here you go"

School Tax: I don't have no kids!! Why am I paying school tax?! I know some of yall got kids...But do you think I give a damn how dumb YOUR kids are? I don't care if your kid is in 10th grade with coloring books. I wear condoms for a reason...trying to save a few dollars. When I get some kids then I'll care and then I'll pay! But now I have to pay for everyone else's kids to go to school.

Social Security Tax: Why are black people paying Social Security? You won't get the money til I'm 65... Meanwhile, the average black man dies at 54. Hypertension, high blood pressure, LAPD, Crazy white boys...something will get your ***! Black people should be able to get Social Security at 30. How they goin to force you to save your own damn money? They should ask us if we want them to take Social Security. A white man should come to your job and say "would you like us to save money for you when u get old?" NO, I want the **** NOW!

I use to work at McDonalds making minimum wage. When you make minimum wage, that means the job doesn't give a damn about you. They don't care about your Christmas, they don't care if your kid gots shoes on. Boss talkin bout "Hey, how you doing?" You know how the **** I'm doing! I'm doing BAD, thats how I'm doing. How can I be doing anything with this lil bit of money u paying me? When you make minimum wage that's like the job saying "Hey, If we could pay you less, we would...But its against the law!"

I would get $200 a week and they would take out $50 in Taxes. Thats a lot of money if you only making $200. Thats like kicking Wednesday and Thursday in the ***. What do you get with that $50? All the free street light in world. As far as I'm concerned, give everybody a candle! Just give me back my $50.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

separated at birth: Joel Osteen & Tim Allen

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Exhibit D:

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

tulip scare: the committee on un-baptist activities

inspiration: motopolitico

The first person to guess the locations on McCarthy's map gets 5 perseverance points.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

i have been given fabulous powers

note: read post before this first so it will make sense.

After reading my last post, some of you are wondering, "What is a homosexual rite of passage?"

This video is appropriate, just don't drink anything while watching it.

The actual line really says, "Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me..."

Sunday, May 14, 2006

a rose by any other name. . .

A Case of Mistaken Identity

I thought I had seen a book in the bookstore by Mrs. Mohler, Director of the Seminary Wives Institute (and our seminary president's wife) so later at home I went to look it up. . .

MZ. MARIE Mohler wrote another book also but I can't bring myelf to put it up here. It's on amazon if you must. (I warned you)

Mrs. Mohler spells Mary with a "Y". She wrote parts 12, 27, 42, 57, 72, & 87 in Devotions for Ministry Wives and has written a booklet called Modeling Modesty, which is available in the campus bookstore if you would like hard coppies.

Please add links if she has written something I have missed.

pentecostal sect bans sponge bob

taken from

Pentecostal Sect Bans Cartoon Figure

Poplar Bluff, Mo. – Members of the Pentecostal Church of Financial Miracles and Endless Health Benefits believe they have identified ‘The Beast’ from the book of Revelation, and it is none other than cartoon character Sponge Bob Square Pants. “It is plainly described in Revelation 13:1,” explains minister Bob Dowdy, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea.” Growing softer and more deliberate for emphasis, Dowdy continues, “If you watch his show, this Sponge Bob comes from the sea!”

Sponge Bob Square Pants is an extremely popular children’s cartoon, and his likeness can be found on countless products and toys. Along with pals Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy the Squirrel, Sponge Bob is a cornerstone of the Nickelodeon Network.

However, his status as a product marketing point also confirms the suspicions of the church. “Revelation 13:17 - And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name,” quotes Dowdy, “I was over to the Big G last month and practically everything in that store had a picture of Sponge Bob on it. I was in the dairy section buying some cheese, and my wife Nola Jean comes running up to me waiving a pair of underpants with a picture of this Bob Squarepants on them. You almost can’t buy anything without his image on it. About all I can buy is groceries with the Big G brand on them.”

To get their word out, the church has been holding monthly ‘Ban Bob’ parties for the children. “We tell the children to be careful of Sponge Bob’s power, and we destroy and burn his graven images to rid them of his foul influence,” explains Minister Dowdy.

However, this service has caused some friction with neighbors, including other Christian denominations. The Reverend recounts, “A fellow from down the block, who goes to one of those Southern Baptist churches, pulled up in my driveway and told me if I ever speak to his son again, he’ll kick my asteroid. Only he didn’t say asteroid. I guess Satan has evil minions everywhere. That’s what comes from allowing that New American Standard version of the Bible in your church. We’re King James Bible only, ‘cause if it was good enough for Paul and Silas it is good enough for me.”

Deacon Lester ‘Punkin’ Holstein admits, “Now Pastor Dowdy may have been wrong when he said Pope John-Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Mikhail Gorbachev were the Anti-Christ before, but he just has too much evidence to be wrong this time."

finals finale finally finalized

Glad exams are done with. Now maybe I can celebrate at the:

This is the public library near campus. I don't know if straight, white, republican, capitalist, complementarian, Southern Baptist, males without dreds are allowed at this. Will there be body painting, drum circles, and doobies? Probably not. It'll be VBS for wiccans.

Perhaps I should take some copies of this or maybe this. Thanks for smallpox and floods mother nature.

I will be posting more frequently now too.
(I know this event already took place.)

Friday, May 12, 2006

stupid japanese subway inventions part XIII

You supply the caption:

stupid inventions index

stupid inventions index

I noticed that since I had not kept a consistent naming convention, some readers were unable to find all of the stupid invention pages. I also noticed that for some reason these are really popular for the Germans that come here. This page will be updated whenever I do another invention post. Please notify me if corrections are required.

not so stupid inventions XIV:old school headphones
not so stupid subway invention part XIV
stupid japanese subway inventions part XIII
asian inventions part XII
stupid inventions part XI
stupid japanese inventions part X
stupid inventions part IX
stupid japanese inventions part VIII
stupid japanese inventions part VII
stupid japanese inventions part VI
stupid japanese inventions part V
stupid japanese inventions part IV
stupid japanese inventions part III
stupid japanese inventions part II
stupid japanese inventions part I

Sunday, May 07, 2006

inflatable church

The church that's full of hot air!

Are you a wanna be mega church but you can't afford the giant office building on 6,000 acres with a curious absence of crosses or anything religious?

Maybe you're an old line church and your building program has got you down? Tired of preaching about tithing? Looking for that old-school tent revival feel?

Maybe you're emerging and you want to take it to the next level! Act now before another emerger in your area gets it first!*

Willow Creek approved!!!**

Also comes with pipe organ, sacrament table, and pulpit.
Inflatable pub also available for Presbyterians, see above link.

If you blow it, they will come!

*Emerging churches should not use candles inside structures.
**Not actually approved by Willow Creek Association.

book has too much adult content for seminary students

Our filter is a little too aggressive sometimes.

I thought maybe it was just the passage (Micah 6) I was trying to look up, but it’s a pretty tame passage. I read it again and then I thought it might be because of, “I redeemed you from the house of bondage;” but the whole site is blocked.

If you're on campus, try looking up Genesis 2. If you’re not on campus, here is an image of what you would see:
Perhaps the naked frolicking in the garden part is a bit too much for seminary students.

Micah 6:8 is a good verse:
(it’s in KJV cause I memorized it that way)

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
And what doth the LORD require of thee,
But to do justly,
And to love mercy,
And to walk humbly with thy God?

Friday, May 05, 2006

bible errata

This may rock your world, but the "infallible" King James Bible had errors over a dozen times in its history. In the 1632 version, in Exodus 20:14 the seventh commandment read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." The culprits were fined a lifetime's wages.

These versions are highly collectible but are usually out of reach for those of ordinary means as only a few examples of each error may exist and most are quite old. Errors were immediately caught and erroneous versions were often recalled or destroyed by the public. Errata could lead to crippling disgrace and civil punishments for the publishers.

Quit licking your lips you liberals. One word got left out in the whole thing, it was quickly found and now it’s shocking. Look elsewhere for your feeble disqualification schemes.

Manuscript Bibles

The Book of Kells, circa 800

* The genealogy of Jesus, which starts at Luke 3:23 has an extra ancestor for Jesus,

* Matthew 10:34b should read “I came not to send peace, but the sword”. However rather than “gladius” which means “sword”, Kells has “gaudius” meaning “joy”. Rendering the verse: “I came not [only] to send peace, but joy”.

Printed Bibles

* “Bug Bible” In Myles Coverdale's 1535 Bible was known as the "Bug Bible" because Psalms 91:5 read: “Thou shall not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night”. This error was repeated in the 1539 Great Bible. The KJAV used the word "terror".

The Great Bible

The Great Bible of King Henry VIII of England had this error:

* “Treacle Bible” In the 1549 edition, Jeremiah 8:22 was translated “Is there no treacle in Gilead?”


* "Breeches Bible" 1560: A Geneva edition mistranslated Genesis 3:7 as "making themselves breeches out of fig leaves." The accepted meaning is aprons.

* "Place-makers' Bible" 1562: the second edition of the Geneva Bible, Matthew 5:9 reads "Blessed are the placemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."


In various printings of the King James Version of the Bible, some of the more famous examples have been given their own names. Among them are:

* "Wicked Bible" or "Adulterous Bible"' 1632: omits an important "not" from Exodus 20:14, making the seventh commandment read "Thou shalt commit adultery." The printers were fined £300 (a lifetime's wages) and most of the copies were recalled immediately. Only 11 copies are known to exist today.

* "Unrighteous Bible" or "Wicked Bible" 1653: another edition carrying this title omits a "not" before the word "inherit", making I Corinthians 6:9 read "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God?..." In addition, Romans 6:13 reads "Neither yield ye your members as instruments of righteousness into sin..." where it should read "unrighteousness".

* "Printers Bible" bef. 1702: Psalm 119:161 reads "Princes have persecuted me without cause." The first word was changed, possibly by a typesetter, to Printers.

* "Vinegar Bible": 1717 the heading to Luke 20 reads "Parable of the Vinegar" instead of "Parable of the Vineyard."

* "Murderer's Bible" 1801: edition in which "murmurers" is printed as "murderers", making Jude 16 read: "These are murderers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage."

* "To-remain Bible" 1805: in Galatians 4:29 an editor had written in "to remain" (i.e. stet) in the margin, as an answer to whether a comma should be deleted. The note inadvertently became part of the text, making the edition read "But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit to remain, even so it is now."

* "Discharge Bible" 1806: "discharge" replaces "charge" making I Timothy 5:21 read "I discharge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."

* "Standing Fishes Bible" 1806: "fishes" replaced "fishers" making Ezekiel 47:10 read "And it shall come to pass, that the fishes shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many."

* "Ears To Ear Bible" 1810: edition which makes Matthew 13:43 read: "...Who has ears to ear, let him hear." The correct phrase should be "ears to hear".

* "Wife-hater Bible" 1810: "wife" replaces "life" in this edition, making Luke 14:26 redundantly read "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own wife also, he cannot be my disciple."

* "Rebecca's Camels Bible" 1823: "camels" replaces "damsels" in one instance, making Genesis 24:61 read "And Rebecca arose, and her camels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebecca and went his way."

Fictional Bible errata

* The "Buggre Alle This Bible" of 1651 appeared in the novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The typesetter replaced Ezekiel 48:5 with a rant complaining about his job. It also has three extra verses at the end of Genesis 3 about the loss of the flaming sword by the angel Aziraphale, added by Aziraphale himself, a character in the novel.

* In the UK television show Red Dwarf, an obscure fundamentalist Christian sect on Io based its worship on a Bible wherein 1 Corinthians 13:13 read "Faith, hop, and charity, and the greatest of these is hop." The sect is consequently known as "Seventh Day Advent Hoppists" and members spend every Sunday hopping. Arnold Judas Rimmer's parents were members of this sect and raised him accordingly, but he appears to have left the faith.


Thursday, May 04, 2006

aaron's rod that (ear)budded

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

truth in marriage



Donna is considering this cake topper for their wedding cake.

I told her she should go with this one instead. She pointed out the fingernail scratches under the groom's fingers.

I'd like to take this to a wedding and put it on the cake when no one was looking.

Update: This picture should not be construed as representative of Jason and Donna.

Monday, May 01, 2006

excommunicate me

Please excomunicate me if I ever preach about wedding dress guidelines. I don't cruise girltalk but I got this from nick, who does.

Here is the appropriate attire for a woman of God:




seminary student: