On Blasphemy, Free Speech and Religion

Lately, we've been hearing a lot about this trade-off between freedom of speech and freedom of religion like there is some kind of balance to be struck. I'd would like to make that case that this trade-off is completely false and that there is absolutely no balance to be struck. Freedom of speech never infringes …

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EL – The Middle Eastern God That Judaism Stole

The god El, from Ugarit, 13th century BC (limestone) Did the Jews steal some other civilization's god and make it their own? YES! In the Canaanite religion, or Levantine religion as a whole, Eli or Il was the supreme god, the father of humankind and all creatures and the husband of the goddess Asherah as …

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The Importance of Disobeying God

One of my favorites points to bring up with those who defend middle eastern religion and their "God" is that it is actually of vital importance that we disobey "His" commands. Case and point: Take a look at the 10 commandments of the "Lord". One of the most sacred of commands deals with how to …

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Quenching God’s Thirst for Blood

1) Capital Punishment Crimes: Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death.  Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT) Kill Witches You should not let a sorceress live. …

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The Many Hands of God

Spring has arrived! It’s time to bathe in the warm, embracing hands of our glorious sun. As far back as 10 thousand B.C.E., history is abundant with carvings and writings reflecting people’s respect and adoration for the sun. And it is simple to understand why as every morning the sun would rise, bringing vision, warmth, …

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Rosh Hashanah: Celebrating 6,000 Years of Ignorance!

Rosh Hashanah has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited, it’s the perfect time to talk about just how ridiculous this holiday is. This article will not discuss the origins of this holiday, nor any of the myths associated with it. For a nice overview of this “special” day, please visit chabad.org. Instead, this article …

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Is God Divorced?

It’s hard to find a mainstream scholar who believes that early Israel was monotheistic. When “God” said, ‘You shall have no other gods before me,’ what do you think he meant – that there weren’t any other gods around? Why bother to mention it? Most archaeologists have come to accept that the Israelites of the …

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