I remember hearing this story as a child, awestruck at the bravery and courage that David displayed in taking on and defeating the imposing figure of Goliath with a single stone hurled from a slingshot. The imagery from a literal perspective is the stuff of myth and legend, which is exactly where this story should … Continue reading David and Goliath’s battle rages on. Who wins is up to you…
Moses Maimonides, the Jewish theologian and historian states: “Every time you find in our books a tale, the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, … Continue reading Is it Israel or Is-Ra-El?
Even if you only have a tiny amount of geographical knowledge of the Middle East, the story of Exodus makes absolutely no sense from a literal perspective. Why in God's name did it take forty years for Moses and the Israelites to walk from Egypt to Israel? The logistics of that relatively short trek don't … Continue reading Why did it take 40 years to get from Egypt to Israel?
https://pixabay.com/photos/figure-king-david-king-david-harp-510612/ In today's article, I want to take a look at the supposed lineage of Jesus all the way back to King David, the same David that supposedly slew Goliath in the Old Testament (Hmm, I need to break that one down, too). The Bible gives us this lineage in detail in the Book of … Continue reading The Son of David
That is the sixty-four thousand dollar question, isn't it? The basic literalist and fundamentalist is a firm believer in the entire Bible being completely literal and the inerrant word of God. Is that true? What do you believe? If you are here, my guess is that you already know the answer or you are on … Continue reading The Return of the Messiah – Is it a Thing?
The title of this article ties in well with the myth of Orpheus, a child of Apollo and the Muse Calliope. If you don't know who Orpheus was, don't worry, I'll give you the rundown on the story of this guy and the myths surrounding him, which have deeper spiritual and psychological truths that were … Continue reading Looking Back
Ah, Pegasus. According to the myth, he was born of a non-consensual union between Poseidon and mortal Medusa. Poseidon took the shape of a horse when he raped Medusa in Athena's temple while she was praying to the Goddess, which appears to be the origins of why Pegasus is viewed as a horse. The same … Continue reading Pegasus, Amen and Your Brain – As Above So Below
If you are not familiar with the writings of Josephus, you will be by the end of this article. They have been at the center of the debate on the historicity of Jesus since the discovery of the "Testimonium Flavianum", or the testimony of Flavius Josephus, a section of his writings that supposedly reference Jesus. … Continue reading “Jesus was real because he was mentioned by the 1st-Century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus (Yosef ben Matityahu)” – debunking arguments for a historical Jesus
In this article, I want to look at some of the writings of the Apostle Paul (Pol, Appolonius) or whoever he was, to show you what he says about salvation and how it needs to be obtained within you, as it should be, and not by claiming someone as your personal Lord and Savior on … Continue reading You have to save yourself from yourself. Salvation simplified.
I often hear people say that they want nothing at all to do with the Bible due to negative past dealings with the church, its harsh judgment, hypocrisy and the like. It saddens me to some degree because I know that these texts were never meant to be read literally but spiritually. And I can't … Continue reading Lost in Translation