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?
If you have never heard of the Shroud of Turin before, I'll provide a little back story. This cloth is claimed by believers to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus himself. The one he was supposedly wrapped in after his "death". They accept this as proof of not only his physical existence but also … Continue reading The Shroud of Turin
If you are a Christian, you should know who this guy was. Remember that guy who was so paranoid he was going to be overthrown that he wanted to kill baby Jesus by ordering the killing of every male child two years of age or younger (but really didn't)? Yeah, that guy. A work by … Continue reading Herod, The Great…or Maybe Not So Great.
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
This Tennessee pastor was in the news recently spewing ignorance of the Bible from the pulpit that is commonly found in rural, bigoted, racist, white America. He states, and I quote: "God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to the LGBT freaks and arrest them and have … Continue reading Homosexuality and the Highly Misunderstood Bible