1692 Massachusetts Christian Puritans saw the Devil everywhere
Freedom of religion is a centuries-old expression. In most cases freedom of religion does not exist. It is not accepted by SCOTUS or most courts or jurists. It is not enshrined in the nation, nor in separate states. At best it is a buzzword, but in reality freedom of religion is a fantasy that has enchained the USA since its inception as American colonies.
From Maine to Georgia, the North American colonies were not founded as bastions of theological freedom or the right to disbelieve that which came from the pulpits of the churches that existed in Europe...Read More
Joseph Ratzinger rejects modern studies and scientific advancement in an effort to return the Roman Catholic Church to the tenth century and superstition. Attacking the family as being composed of loving individuals, Ratzinger prefers blind obedience to outdated regulations and interpretations of a church that did not exist before 325 CE.
Charles Worley's rant against LGBT people and his desire to establish a concentration camp where all LGBT could die has met with resistence, but not from members of the clergy. Few want to read Leviticus 18:22 as it was written and within context. Today's evangelical clergy are identical to the evangelicals in the Third Reich.
There are two verses in the Gospel of Matthew that are directed to tombs opening, dead are brought back to life waiting for Jesus. Today we call such phenomena "zombies" and there are theologians who discount their existence, but in the South Baptist group of seminaries, teachers, researchers, and students are told to accept their existence as the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jesus. The question is if this is an isolated case in theological history or one more plagiarism fitted into the Bible.
A serpent in a garden has been a common theme of world religions. Most see the serpent as a god offering wisdom to mortals. This is not the case in Genesis, but the serpent is created out of numerous older theologies, and for a special reason: changing the stories to create a unique tale to meet the writers' goals.
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.
Newt Gingrich declared, during an Iowa debate, that Palestinians were "invented" and never were an historical people. History, archaeology, and more proves that Gingrich is no historian and out-of-touch with reality.
The least educated, most gullible turn to fortune-tellers, star-gazers, numerologists and religious fundamentalists in quest of answers that they are too afraid to find for themselves. All religions have gazed to the stars for answers and ordained or commissioned religious leaders to provide rituals that include eating the body and drinking the blood of their crucified saviours. But why is this? This essay explains the foundations of fear and the quest for comfort in a world not known--even seeking relief from extra terrestrials.
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.
Genesis begins the contemporary Old Testament but was written after the Torah was composed as seen in its use of many laws from Leviticus and Deuteronomy, citations from older biblical texts as well as massive plagiarisms from the theologies of ancient Egypt, India, Akkadia, and throughout Mesopotamia. Far from Elohim being good, the true account shows a blood-thirsty pirate, enslaver, and mind-controller giving the early Habiru (Hebrews) little choice and stagnating their growth.