Freedom of speech comes with responsibility of what is said and whether or not it is true. Because of a biased movie (Innocence of Muslims), the world of Islam broke into flames, fanned by a Florida preacher and a former movie producer--neither gifted with languages nor knowledge of texts. Religion has always been the catalyst for wars, and religious leaders the butchers from the beginning of time to this day.
Zombies (the "undead") have for thousands of years been considered to be a part of most communities, and seen both as villians and as special messengers: as with the account in the Gospels where Zombies rose out of their graves to herald the death of the New Testament Jesus. This same myth exists in every religion and region of the world, and is used to control people and their actions. Those with little or minimal education accept this horror story, and those who deny it are often persecuted as seen especially in Third World nations.
God is praised even when evil happens. Christians believe that God gave his son (John 3:16) to save the mortal race, but no mention is made of the fate of earth. What did God truly give the world? The answer will surprise many.
Christmas is considered a time of families being together, sharing drink, food, dance, and various pleasures--but this has never been the rule for all nor the fortune for everyone, as religions have held it captive, deprived it of its temporal joys, and denied the reality of peace and harmony.
John of Patmos is said to be the author of Revelation: the book of the End of Time. Many argue that he wrote it from having two dreams: a worldwide war, and the end of the world. It is not a unique story, nor are the characters within it from the Beast with seven heads (the goddess Tiamat) to the horsemen. This essay fleshes out the original essay on the Apocalypse: a nightmare, and looks closely at mistranslations that have occurred since the second century with every cult wanting its own Bible to defend its position, as with Jehovah's Witnesses to suicide cults: Jonestown, Heaven's Gate, and others. The real question is: was John of Patmos Island sane?
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.
Bill O'Reilly objects to Anders Breivik being called a Christian. Anders refers to himself as a Christian both on his Facebook page and in his 1500 page manifesto.
Language is to be a tool used to communicate; with the rise of slang and local idiomatic expressions, language is difficult to learn or understand. What can be done to solve this crisis?
Was the Last Supper of Jesus of the Bible unique, a holy act, or was it a replay of past ancient theologies? How does cannibalism fit into and intensify the Last Supper?