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
How can I say that you change water into wine? I say it because Jesus said you can do everything he can do and even greater works than he could. Of course, we are not talking about changing water into wine in a literal sense, but in a symbolic spiritual way, within us. John 14:12 … Continue reading You have the ability to change water into wine, too
Yesterday was Sunday and, as usual, it got me diving deep within myself to try and figure out why we believe what we believe, and how do we evolve from getting stuck in religion to a higher realm of understanding? Sunday, the day of the sun, the day we try to set aside to listen … Continue reading The quest for the truth
This one has some very deep mysticism in it, so we'll be jumping around a little bit to bring it all together, but bring it all together we will. Here are the passages in the Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 25 King James Version (KJV) Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, … Continue reading 10 virgins, 5 wise and 5 foolish
The name "Peter" comes from the Greek "Petros" and means "a detached stone that might be thrown or easily moved." The feminine form is "Petra" and means "mountain of a rock" or "firm foundation." The meaning really begins to take shape when you read about how Jesus addresses him in the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew … Continue reading The Apostle Peter, from the lower to the higher
Once you understand that you are reading mythology, you can take a step back and see a much broader perspective, especially with the seemingly miraculous birth of Jesus in a manger by a virgin. This motif has been repeated numerous times in antiquity with numerous religions and god-men being spawned from it. We'll get into … Continue reading Why was Jesus born in a manger?
Ninhursag (seen in the image at the beginning of this article) was the ancient Sumerian mother goddess of the mountains who was worshipped over 5,000 years ago (3000 BCE), and one of the seven great deities of Sumer (the major god of the Sumerian people). She is principally a fertility goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the "true and great lady … Continue reading Why do you call your Mama “Mama”?
“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
This one is painful to read from a literal perspective, especially for someone who has gone through the physical and emotional trauma of rape. I truly feel for anyone that has experienced that and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Nonetheless, this story needs to be told and interpreted the way it was meant … Continue reading Incest and rape all wrapped up in one story. More Old Testament allegory.