The Return of the Messiah – Is it a Thing?

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?

Pegasus, Amen and Your Brain – As Above So Below

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

“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 – Part 9

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 – Part 9

“Jesus was real because he was mentioned by the 2nd-Century Greek writer, chronicler & historian Phlegon of Tralles” – debunking arguments for a historical Jesus – Part 8

Phlegon wasn't as well known as most of the other people I have referenced here on this blog as "evidence" for a historical Jesus, but his writings (202nd Olympiad to be specific) are often referenced by Christians as proof a living, breathing Messiah walked on planet Earth. So, it stands to reason that it needs … Continue reading “Jesus was real because he was mentioned by the 2nd-Century Greek writer, chronicler & historian Phlegon of Tralles” – debunking arguments for a historical Jesus – Part 8

“Jesus was real because he was mentioned by the Stoic Philosopher, Mara bar-Serapion” – debunking arguments for a historical Jesus – Part 7

Mara bar-Serapion was an early Stoic philosopher in the Roman province of Syria who seems to have lived in the latter part of the first century that penned a letter to his son that allegedly references Jesus.  Let's see how it holds up under the evidence.  Here is the letter with the paragraph containing the … Continue reading “Jesus was real because he was mentioned by the Stoic Philosopher, Mara bar-Serapion” – debunking arguments for a historical Jesus – Part 7