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?
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
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.
We are heading back to the insanity of the misunderstood Old Testament today in our latest venture down the rabbit hole of religion and everything that needs to be unpacked therein. In this specific story, Ezekiel is given the task of planning out the siege of Jerusalem. But to do this he needs God's help, … Continue reading This is not your Mama’s bread…
Isn't that a beautiful sight? From a literal perspective, Jesus is really in his element and doing what he does best: loving and helping people. The fundamentalist of Christianity today is a far cry from this scene. They have fallen prey to ignorance, hate, division, fear-mongering and misguided blind political faith just to name a … Continue reading The Miracle of the Feeding of the Five Thousand
Nephilim means "the fallen ones" and/or "the extraordinary or marvelous ones". This meaning comes to life when we dig into the etymology of the word: From the verb נפל (napal), to fall, which appears to have to do with the verb פלל (palal), to distinguish, or פלה(pala), to be extraordinary. http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Nephilim.html Let's take a look at some biblical references to … Continue reading Nephilim: they might be giants…or maybe not
If you are a Percy Jackson fan, you will recognize that scene where the cyclops, Tyson, stops the bull that spewed flames at everybody in the camp. He grabbed the bull by the horns as it shot flames at him but he was unharmed. Why? And why are the cyclops fireproof in Greek Mythology? This … Continue reading Why is the Cyclops Fireproof?
The name "Lucifer" is only referenced one time in the Bible in Isaiah 14-12 that says: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” The mental laziness of fundamentalist churchgoers knows no bounds. Little do they know that … Continue reading The Mystery of Lucifer’s Identity
This one is interesting because we have two versions of a blind man having his sight restored by Jesus in the Gospels. One is in the Gospel of John, Chapter 9, Verses 1-7; and the other is in the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 8, Verses 22-25. We're going to tackle the one in the Gospel … Continue reading The Healing of the Blind Man and Men Walking as Trees