Does the Quran Forbid the Killing of Non-Muslims? Verse 5:32 Explained!

Ever so often, Islamic apologists appear in the mainstream media claiming that Islam is a religion of peace. To support their assertion, Islamic apologists often quote a famous line from the Quran’s verse 5:32. Since most apologists always demand context, I will put this "peaceful" verse in full context. This famous line is actually only …

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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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Jesus in Early Christian Art – Wizard Boy to Royal God!

Young, fresh-faced, boyish...The earliest images of Jesus look nothing like the Jesus we know today. And nothing like the Jesus in the Turin Shroud. Jesus, at first, is a happy, go-lucky character, curly haired and handsome. Ceiling Mosaic of the Arian Baptistry, Ravenna, Italy. ca. end of the 5th century CE. Juan Fernández Navarrete, Baptism …

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“So you believe in a god ?” – Oath of the Nazi SS

Every now and then, you hear that Nazis were atheists. Nothing can be further from the truth. I stumbled upon the Nazi SS oath and just had to share it. The full Eidformel der Schutzstaffel (Oath of the SS) consisted of three questions and answers. The following text is cited from a primary source written …

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A Critique on the Thanksgiving Holiday

A happy Thanksgiving to all! I've been thinking a lot about this holiday lately. Somehow, it's not as satisfying as it use to be. There's a sense that it's all so backward. In fact, it almost feels like a great big exercise of explicit indoctrination. Let me explain. First of all, whom or what are …

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Art and Architecture of Early Christianity

Waldemar Januszczak shows how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. Early Christians had no art but practised in secret and Januszczak purports the Rotas Square found throughout the Roman Empire such as at Pompeii were early Christian symbols along with the fish and anchor. With …

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Making “Picadillo” Out of Christian Pastors

Recently, I had the fortune of running into a Christian Pastor during my Facebook travels. I made these people look sooo bad, that they strategically deleted my comments so as to save themselves the embarrassment of getting schooled in their own religion. I must admit, this was a thrashing like no other. I'm not one …

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