When I first had the idea of a Bad Theology series, I knew I wouldn’t lack for examples.
It’s just that… well… shoot. I wish it wasn’t so gosh-darned easy.
This was found on Facebook last week. As in, the week before Easter. Holy Week.
This is my second theology post with a Bizarro comic. I fear if this continues, I’m going to have to add Dan Piraro as a cowriter and give him a cut of my earnings.
As much as I love this comic – as well as most every comic Piraro puts forth (here’s his blog, by the way) – I think we all know religion doesn’t have a monopoly on self-righteousness. We see it nearly everywhere: Continue reading “Righteousness is a Dangerous Business”
A Facebook friend shared this with me:
Dang funny, I gotta admit.
Of course, as it was Western Europe who dominated the faith and its art for so long, it stands to reason they depicted Jesus to pretty much look like themselves.
And in my opinion, that’s okay. No, really! I think it’s fine. There’s just one eensy, weensy, problem… Continue reading “The Blue-eyed, Blond-haired Son of God”
Time for round two in our quest to find a Bumper Sticker worthy of a good Theologian. Please drive safely and use your blinkers.
- Jesus Christ: the only product you need…
It was only a matter of time before our Bad Theology series turned its gaze upon our cars. What we found there could fill a book, my friends.
In fact, the real question became: Is it possible to find good theology on a bumper sticker?
Let’s take a look, shall we?
- First up, a van with conflicting messages:
Continue reading “Bumper Sticker Theology”
I honestly thought I’d have a slam-dunk for this week’s Bad Theology post.
All I’d have to do is Google “Christian response to immigration ban” and BOOM! Bad Theology right and left! My only question would be, what hate-filled hogwash should I choose?
But dang it all! As it turns out, sometimes we Christians get it right.
Honestly, I was surprised. Wherever I looked, the response was the same: outrage, indignation, a call for compassion & mercy. Wow!
I mean, I actually had to do serious digging to find a Christian organization or leader in favor of the immigration ban. (Please note, I did not check Westboro Baptist, as they do not qualify as Christian.) Continue reading “Sometimes We Get It Right”
Alrighty gang, our judgment on last week’s Bad Theology post was considered not harsh enough for some readers (though one defended the picture), and I pledged I’d condemn with greater vigor from here on out.
Later, I found myself saying, “Meh. I’ll do what I want.”
In any case, I want you to know it’s not that I’m waffling on this week’s entry. It’s more that I’m not sure how I stand on it.
Is it bad theology, or is it just bad parenting? See for yourself: Continue reading “Bad Theology or Bad Parenting?”
This week’s entry in our Bad Theology series comes from one of our dedicated readers.
After the deadly shooting in Florida recently, one of his Facebook friends posted this:
We feel very fortunate to have driven to Palm Aire rather than fly. Our check in date was Jan. 6. We might have flown into Ft. Lauderdale!!! Praise God for His guidance and care for us. Continue reading “Bad Theology from Facebook”