Nephilim: they might be giants…or maybe not

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

Why is the Cyclops Fireproof?

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 Mystery of Lucifer’s Identity

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

The Healing of the Blind Man and Men Walking as Trees

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

Homosexuality and the Highly Misunderstood Bible

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