Women in the Bible

Any honest, thinking person reading through the bible cannot ignore the blatant misogyny and barbarity towards women. The eminent ‘men of God” who wrote the bible were the product of patriarchal, tribal, violent, intolerant, monotheistic society. It is no accident that from the very beginning the bible cements women’s inferior status.  In 1Timothy 2:11-15 we …

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The Athletes of God

Before the conversion of Constantine, martyrs and confessors (those who professed their Christian faith to Roman officials in the expectation of martyrdom) were Christianity’s heroes and spiritual elite. Martyrdom and openly professing one’s faith before Roman officials were supremely meritorious actions. They were the equivalent of a second baptism, fully atoning for a person’s past …

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Jesus Outside the Bible: Part 2 – Flavius Josephus

When addressing the historical nature of Jesus Christ, one issue repeatedly raised is the purported "evidence" of his existence to be found in the writings of Flavius Josephus, the famed Jewish general and historian who lived from about 37 to 100 CE. In Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews appears the notorious passage regarding Christ called …

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The Hypocrisy of the Clergy

Are there clergy men who don’t believe in "God"?  The answer is Yes! ...and they’re the subject of a new study by Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola from Tufts University, “Preachers who are not Believers.” Imagine being forced to go to work every day and, as part of the job, profess something that you absolutely …

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