SciFriday: The Science of Ghosts

October 23, 2020

We discuss the influence of science on our belief in ghosts, from ancient Greek philosophers to the explosion of 19th century spiritualism.

We Repeat, It’s Not the Russians

October 20, 2020

A war has erupted online over the reporting around Hunter Biden’s laptop. Despite apparent corroboration, the media is still pretending that it’s all a Russian disinformation campaign to help President Trump.

SciFriday: Care and Feeding of the Dead

October 16, 2020

We’ve been conditioned to believe that the spirits are somehow more active at this season, but it wasn’t always so. This week, we discuss the ancient practice of ancestor veneration, including Celtic Samhain, Roman Parentalia,

The War on Masculinity

November 4, 2019

The new issue of GQ is the latest skirmish on our culture’s war with masculinity. In today’s America, being a man apparently means winning women’s athletic competitions and giving birth.

SciFriday: Day of the Dead

November 1, 2019

Today is the Day of the Dead in Mexico. We discuss the Aztec goddess of the dead, Mictēcacihuātl, the rites associated with her worship, and possible connections to the ancient cult of the dead that deceived the Israelites even while Moses was still leading them.

Millennials Talking to Demons Instead of Christ

March 13, 2019

The Spiritualist movement, which began in New York in 1848, is growing in the UK, mainly because of an influx of Millennials. But talking to the dead through mediums is a very old practice that was condemned by God about 3,500 years ago.

Ruling with a 5.56mm rod of iron

February 25, 2018

A CHURCH founded by Sun Myung Moon are inviting couples to a blessing ceremony this coming Wednesday for their “rods of iron” — defined as an AR-15 or equivalent.

Ghosts, vampires, witches, and werewolves

October 24, 2016

A special presentation for the week leading up to Halloween: An in-depth look at the most popular symbols of the season — ghosts, vampires, witches, and werewolves — from a biblical perspective.

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