More critical thinking

Thinking Blogger Award

Quick note:

SteveG at Philosopher’s Playground has proposed a contest for “best thinking blog.” This blog appeared among his five favorites–hurrah for us–go take a look at his post and participate.

In light of what he says, here are my unranked favorites: Philosopher’s Playground, Figaro Speech, Fallacy Files, Tibi Cogitate, and Truth to Power. I left out the hugely important ones like The Daily Howler and Glenn Greenwald.

Late Update: Here is the blog that originated the meme.

Fuit Jesus

Here is some entertaining discussion from Fox News about the upcoming James Cameron documentary about the ossuary of Jesus and company. On the lighter side, perhaps this variation on an old joke should put the issue of Jesus’s bones in perspective:

>A Greek Orthodox, and Evangelical, and a Jesuit are doing an archeological dig in Jerusalem. They come across a Tomb that says, in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, “Here lies Jesus of Nazareth, who claimed he was King of the Jews, and was executed at Passover under Pontius Pilate”.

>Excited by the find, they open the tomb, only to be horrified to find a crucified body.

>”Oh my goodness,” says the Orthodox. “The Church and all the good it does is based on a false event.”

>”Oh my goodness,” says the Evangelical. “The Bible, which has guided by entire life, is nothing but a lie.”

>”Oh my goodness,” says the Jesuit. “There really was a Jesus.”

In the variation I heard, it was a Dominican, a Franciscan and a Jesuit; the Franciscan wanted to worship the bones.