Is it Israel or Is-Ra-El?

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?

Why did it take 40 years to get from Egypt to Israel?

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?

The Fat King & The Dagger of Meditation

There are truly some bizarre stories in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, and this is definitely one of them. It's completely bonkers unless you understand the symbology, numerology and allegory woven into the story. Let's get into it! God is mad at his chosen people...again. And he is so enraged that he deems it … Continue reading The Fat King & The Dagger of Meditation

Papa Legba & Vodun (Voodoo)

The word 'Vodun' and the Haitian word 'Voodoo' come from the African Fon language, which is still spoken today in Benin, a country in Africa located between what is known today as Togo and Nigeria. Vodun means "spirit" or "deity". The history of Voodoo does not start, as many people believe around 1500 CE in … Continue reading Papa Legba & Vodun (Voodoo)

Adam & Eve, not the first power couple

“There is no way of preserving the literal sense of the first chapter of Genesis without impiety and attributing things to God unworthy of Him.” Saint Augustine of Hippo, a Roman-African early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. “The Scriptures were of little use … Continue reading Adam & Eve, not the first power couple

Why did God want to kill Moses at the inn?

Does the title of this article stun you? Did you ever know that God wanted to kill Moses? I don't remember this part of scripture from my church-going days at all. I wonder why it was never brought up in church? Probably because it made people feel uncomfortable that their God was acting like an … Continue reading Why did God want to kill Moses at the inn?