• April 21, 2024

Easter or Ishtar – what’s the truth?

The image at the right – which I personally did not create but which I am clarifying here because it contains a valid point – is trotted out and circulated widely at Easter time, to the delight of many thousands who gleefully pass it around on social networking. Such notables as…

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Easter radio program, 4/20/2014

I will be appearing on the “Contact” show on Blogtalk Radio, hosted by Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, from 9:05-10:00 PM EST/6:05-7:00 PM PST/1:00 AM GMT. We will be discussing my new book, Did Moses Exist?, including how the Exodus-Promised Land story reflects ancient nature myths, including the transition from winter to spring.…

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What about Jesus’s sayings?

When we mythicists state that the “Jesus Christ” of the New Testament is a fictional compilation of characters, people may ask who said all the supposedly great things Jesus is recorded as stating in the Bible? I answer this question in my writings, including The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God,…

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Egyptian writer demands Jewish compensation for 10 plagues allegedly inflicted on Egypt

LOL! In the first place, this guy’s name, Ahmad Al-Gamal, suggests that he is an Arab Muslim, not a native Egyptian. The invasion of Egypt by Arab Muslims did far more damage than any alleged plagues by the Jewish tribal god Yahweh. And this damage continues to this day, with…

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America’s best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, tells bedtime Bible stories!

Hilarious lampooning of the “Good Book” by our best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers. America’s Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, reads her children Bible-based bedtime stories — and realizes that, with all its gratuitous violence and pornography, if God hadn’t written the Bible, Conservative Christians would be trying to keep it…

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New Saudi law defines atheism as terrorism against the state

While many nonbelievers are constantly stumping for Islam, HERE is what devout Muslims feel about them in return. You might want rethink enabling this mentality to spread. We won’t say we told you so, but… Saudi Arabia: New Law Sees Atheism As Terrorism Saudi Arabia has passed a new terrorism…

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Discussion of religion and its effect with Alex of Skeptiko

In case you missed this program the first time around, here it is again! We had a terrific discussion about religion, so if that’s your bag, baby, you won’t want to miss it!

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Archaeological site of Petra is astronomically aligned, as part of astral religion

This fabulous site of Petra in Jordan was occupied during the era when Christianity began to be formulated. Contrary to the falsehood that Christianity has nothing to do with astral religion or astrotheology, the religion most assuredly is part of this same millennia-old tradition. Claims otherwise are ignorant and unscientific.…

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Martyr for mythicism: Rev. Robert Taylor

When the Church of England’s Rev. Robert Taylor (1784-1844) began preaching Bible mythicism – the view that significant biblical figures are mythical, not historical – from his popular pulpit during the 1820s, he was subjected to a sustained campaign of abuse that lasted for many years. He was convicted twice…

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Dionysian phallus festival held in Athens for the first time in 2,000 years

Oh my! How very Bacchic. Wait until everyone gets a load of my Moses book, which has an extensive discussion of Dionysus. I will be doing a Christ in Greece book comparing Jesus with Greek deities, including and especially Dionysus. Amazing stuff. So glad to see this revival. They need…

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Worship parents or celebrate Valentine’s Day?

The celebration of “Parents Worship Day” evidently started in 2012 as an “alternative” to Valentine’s Day. It was begun apparently to appease the anti-love fanatics and conservative traditionalists in India and other eastern regions who see Valentine’s Day as undermining parental authority, especially as concerns the concept of arranged/forced marriages.…

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Camels in the Bible prove its late composition?

The media are making much ado about the recently released “findings” proving that the discussion of camels in several biblical books represents an anachronism, demonstrating that these books were written much later than they are pretended to have been. In other words, the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible)…

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God the Father, the Virgin Mother and the Son predate Christianity by over 1,000 years!

Like and share if you love comparative religion and mythology! RT and favorite if you love comparative religion and mythology! pic.twitter.com/DntpDuFnsh — Religion and History (@AcharyaS) January 23, 2014

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Who is Lucifer? Is he a fallen angel?

Because of Christian doctrine, many people are afraid of Lucifer, but “he” is a simple mythical motif based on the planet Venus, not a “fallen angel” or the Devil. The story of his “falling” is part of Venus mythology as well, an astrotheological motif. As always, please like, tweet and…

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Blasphemy laws around the world

Anti-blasphemy legislation still exists in many countries around the world, including those dominated not only by Islam but also by Christianity. You’d be surprised at how many countries have blasphemy laws, even supposedly civilized “Western” nations! Americans, count yourselves lucky to have the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and…

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Stop bullying and speak up!

I was channel surfing when I came upon this anti-bullying message to kids, with its campaign: “STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP.” I immediately thought back to my childhood, when I was often the ONLY child to stand up to bullies, many times as they were picking on the “retarded and handicapped,”…

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Ancient Hebrew text reveals Ark of the Covenant’s fate?

Here we go again! Firstly, it should be noted that such divine arks were COMMON in antiquity, among OTHER cultures as well, such as the Egyptian. I discuss the magical ark myth in Did Moses Exist? Secondly, note the astrotheological imagery here, from this recently translated text: “The treatise describes the…

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Christ Myth

Egyptian and Mithraic influence on Christianity

We mythicists and comparative religion/mythology scholars and students often hear apologies attempting to refute comparisons between the Egyptian religion, Mithraism and Christianity. These rebuttals include that Egypt had nothing to do with the creation of Christianity and that Mithra’s birth was not celebrated on December 25th or the winter solstice,…

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America’s 5 favorite ways to ignore Jesus

America’s best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers does her magic!

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A stone yoni found in Cát Tiên sanctuary, Lam Dong, Vietnam.

Reclaiming the C-Word!

I’ve been interested to find today that the word “cunt,” which is used in our society most commonly as a degrading insult, is actually an old term that was demonized by medieval clergymen. As our friend LaciGreen highlights, inspired by the work of Barbara G. Walker, the word is derived…

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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

Icelandic President: Green energy could begin new renaissance

The potential for what is presently called “alternative” energy such as geothermal, wind and solar power is absolutely astounding – and it’s time it’s put to good use. We have no excuse not to provide energy for everyone. A green energy era could indeed become a renaissance for the developing…

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queen rania of jordan

Queen Rania: Web could revolutionize social justice

In a speech to many of the Internet’s most prominent developers in Paris on December 10, 2009, Queen Rania of Jordan described the Internet as “more human than ever before” and praised it as a tool with which “everyone is free to say what they please.” Posing the question of…

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Religion must NOT be protected from dissent

“Right now nothing is more aggressive than political religion,” Pat Condell intones in his most recent video on so called “aggressive atheism” that has recently been the focus of “bleeting and whining in the press,” as well as a focus in the United Nations “Human Rights” Council. In light of…

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