Category Augustine of Hippo

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Hell: Interpretation, Psychology and History of an Idea

For centuries hell was cursed and used as a curse against those who did not agree with a rigid religious mistranslation of a single word. The modern-day Hell is Scandinavian in origin (first used in Iceland) and has no relationship to the word used in the Bible, Qur'an or other religious literature. It is the abuse of the word, its mistranslation and misinterpretation that has cost millions their lives and today is one of the roots of suicides among young teenagers in the USA and other "faith-based" nations. What can be done to stop this epidemic?Read More
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Apocalypse: 150,000 years of myths of End Times

As the economic well-being of any people plunges, starvation and unemployment skyrockets, many will seek out demigods and dictators or turn to religion for temporary euphora. Some will argue that bad times are the sign of End Times and an Apocalypse is near. Is the Apocalypse fact or fiction? Here is the judgment of history, texts, and scholars.Read More
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Resurrection, Immortality, Trinity

While evangelical Christians claim that the Trinity is distinctly Christian and based on the bible, there is no passage in either Old or New Testament to support the claim. This essay looks at the development of the concept of a Trinity, immortality, and resurrection.Read More