Bob's blog – A skeptical lawyer

God’s Not Dead 2, Ripped from the headlines?

Posted on January 3, 2019

The credits for God’s Not Dead 2 begin with a statement that the movie “was inspired by the following legal cases where Americans were condemned for their faith.” A list of twenty-four cases follows, but the letters are difficult to read even on a large screen television. The film’s press materials claim: GOD’S NOT DEAD […]…Continue reading

God’s Not Dead 2 – Legally stupid

Posted on December 31, 2018

You might wonder why I would use a poster for a cheesy 1950s science-fiction movie in a post about a recent Christian film. Pure Flix, the producer of God’s Not Dead 2, would not give me permission to use a picture from their film, and I don’t want to be sued for copyright infringement. Matthew […]…Continue reading

Creationism chronology – vegan rattlesnakes and dinosaur dragons?

Posted on August 29, 2018

As a lawyer, I sometimes work on cases with complicated facts, and I usually prepare a chronology. Knowing when and in what order things happened – or what people claim happened – is often the first step in sorting out complex and conflicting stories. I cannot prepare a definitive chronology for creationist beliefs because creationists […]…Continue reading

My religious background – For inquiring minds who want to know.

Posted on February 18, 2018

      In the 1971 movie, They Might Be Giants, George C. Scott played Justin Playfair, a man who believed he was Sherlock Holmes. Playfair’s psychiatrist, named Dr. Mildred Watson and played by Joanne Woodward, explored his delusion.     Watson:     Do many people call you Holmes? Playfair:    No. Scarcely anyone. Watson:     That must […]…Continue reading