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…
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
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
Genesis 1-14 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years Luke 21-25 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the … Continue reading The Son and the Sun. The Foundation of Christian Mythology.
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?
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
The "life" of Romulus has such striking similarities to the "life" of Jesus that it makes it extremely difficult to believe that the Roman Catholic Church didn't just create a savior and religion for its own personal gain. I mean, Christianity didn't even become a major religion until the reign of Constantine (306-337 CE) where … Continue reading The Jesus and Romulus Analogy (Part 4 of the Analogy Series)
Whew, I couldn't imagine five more commandments! Thank goodness he dropped that extra tablet, or we could be in an even bigger mess than we are now! There are several ways to interpret the Bible, some of which are listed below: Historical and/or literal - If you've read any of my articles, you know how … Continue reading The esoteric meaning of the Ten Commandments
Mark 4:11 KJV 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables. "Them that are without" is referring to those people that are outside of the mystery, and seeking whatever God … Continue reading Samson & Delilah
"He is not godless who scorns the god of the multitude. He is godless who accepts the opinions of the multitude concerning their God." Epicurus - Greek philosopher and author of an ethical philosophy of simple pleasure, friendship, and retirement. He founded schools of philosophy that survived directly from the 4th century BCE until the … Continue reading Misunderstood Allah