Season 3 Starts in DC – 11/16

I always knew I’d end up in front of a microphone in our nation’s capital, but I expected I’d be testifying in front of Congress for crimes against Bible-manity, not launching Season 3 with writer Michael Twitty! But that’s exactly what’s happening! And soon!

“Sometimes a building is just a building.” – Ziggy Freud

It’s all happening in partnership with EntryPointDC, which is supercool. And on November 16. Check out the facebook event here and details below! You have no idea how crazy Leviticus is going to get. It’s going to get so crazy.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE with Michael Twitty
Science Club
1136 19th Street NW
7:30 PM
Happy hour specials will happen!

Porn Lady Reads the Shulchan Aruch (NSFW)

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The Shulchan Aruch is a massive anthology of Jewish law (aka halacha) compiled in 1565 in Venice by Rabbi Joseph Karo that is still considered authoritative by many Jewish sects. It is also a prop in this porn clip for some reason.

Perhaps the volume was sitting around whatever house this was filmed in and the producers thought it would make a clever intro to the sexytimes. But the actors’ ad-libs raise more questions that they should. Such as:

  • Is Liv Aguilera’s character pretending to read Hebrew or did her in-laws really teach it to her as she claims? She does know when it’s upside-down!
  • Who are her in-laws?
  • Are they her husband’s family?
  • Did she convert to marry him?
  • If she’s married, why is she having sex with this random dude whose relationship to her is never explained? Is she in an open relationship?
  • Which volume of the Shulchan Aruch is she reading?
  • Does she have a chavruta (study partner)? Does she want one?

I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I do have the very NSFW video, linked below the fold.

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Ken Ham is Bad at Hebrew

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In a glaringly stupid blog post, intellectual lightweight and Answers in Genesis non-mastermind Ken Ham calls out NASA for spending money on space exploration:

I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life. Even Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” in our recent debate, happily gloated about tax dollars being spent toward this effort. And now, secular scientists are at it again.

His reasoning? The Bible clearly says the Earth is special and God made it that way:

Secularists cannot allow earth to be special or unique—that’s a biblical idea (Isaiah 45:18). If life evolved here, it simply must have evolved elsewhere they believe. The Bible, in sharp contrast to the secular worldview, teaches that earth was specially created, that it is unique and the focus of God’s attention (Isaiah 66:1 and Psalm 115:16).

Unfortunately for Ken, the Bible doesn’t say that. The Hebrew in Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 66:1, and Psalm 115:16 does not explicitly say that God made our planet uniquely special. In all three of those verses, the Hebrew word used is ארץ, which simply means “ground.” Setting aside the fact that this stuff was written before modern astronomy, “ground” doesn’t necessarily mean “only Earth.” Even if עולם, which often means “world,” was used, he’d still be wrong, since that word can also mean “universe.”

The thing that frustrates me most about religion is when its loudest advocates often don’t have any idea what they’re talking about.

<h/t: Raw Story, Huffington Post, Gawker>

Genesis Ends Tonight!

Episode 22

In just a few hours, Book One of OMGWTFBIBLE will be ending live tonight at Beauty Bar in Manhattan. There will be a ton of guests at this show! It will be crazy! There will be exciting surprises! Food! Hebrew! If you live anywhere near New York, don’t miss it!

OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 22 Live
Beauty Bar
231 E. 14th Street
June 23, 8PM
$FREE$
21+

There will be food.

Episode 22 Live!

Episode 22

OMGWTFBIBLE is live on June 23!

There is no guest this month. This month, there are multitudes. Every guest who’s read Genesis so far will be back to read just a little bit more. It will be pretty wild and technically tricky.

OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 22 Live
Beauty Bar
231 E. 14th Street
June 23, 8PM
$FREE$
21+

There will be food.