• April 21, 2024

Moses discussion with Aron Ra of American Atheists-TX

UPDATE: Aron has promoted my book at the beginning of his video discussing the 10 Commandments and Christian commentator Dennis Prager: Here’s the Youtube video of my discussion on November 20, 2014 with Aron Ra of American Atheists-TX and Mark Nebo of BeSecular.com. In the caption on the video, Aron…

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The Maya and the Milky Way

If you enjoy comparative religion and Maya mythology, you will want to listen to my radio program with Miguel Conner, as we discuss the most fascinating information you will not hear elsewhere! Here’s Miguel’s write-up: Groundbreaking scholarship continues to reveal the sublime legacy of the Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures.…

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Restoring Alaskan culture and dignity

When I was a small child, we did not have smart phones, computers, the internet, Netflix, DVD players or VCRs. So, it was with great wonder when one week in social studies class we were shown a series of remarkable films using a reel-to-reel movie projector, a technology new to…

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Did Jesus calm Wallenda’s winds?

Like hundreds of millions around the world, I watched in fascination as Nik Wallenda inched his way across a 1,400-ft-high gorge in Colorado billed as the “Grand Canyon.” It was a great spectacle, to say the least. Highly distracting for a freethinker, of course, were the opening prayer by Joel…

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Is the Bible the great moral basis of the United States?

Conservative American commentator Dennis Praeger has a column from April 2013, “The Bible vs. Heart,” in which he makes a number of claims regarding the use of the Bible as a moral compass, remarking: I offer the single most politically incorrect statement a modern American — indeed a modern Westerner,…

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Why are young people leaving religion in droves?

Gee, I dunno. Maybe because the standard religious beliefs and practices globally are irrational, illogical, ineffective, intolerant, guilt-inducing, fear-promoting, bigoted, sexist, divisive, hateful, cruel and violent? I have little doubt that this healthy and welcome move away from religious fanaticism is due significantly to the American Constitution and secular ideals…

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U.S. politicians increasingly unaffiliated with organized religion

Can’t say I’m upset! Let the increasing “nones” have the day for a change. Other than a brief period when I became a born-again, I’ve been a “none” since I emancipated myself from church when I was 12. That’s decades ago, so I guess I’m ahead of the curve, influenced…

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Maya maize god growing as World Tree through the earthy turtle

World Tree as Milky Way growing out of the back of a turtle

A very interesting motif exists in mythology from Mexico to New York and Canada: The World Tree and the turtle. In Maya mythology, the First Father or Hun Hunahpu as the Maize God is depicted as emerging or resurrecting through the shell of a turtle, symbolizing the earth. This reborn…

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Why do the Maya believe Christ is the sun?

In my ebook Jesus as the Sun throughout History, I provide evidence that the New Testament figure of “Jesus Christ” has been perceived as the “sun of righteousness” (Mal 4:2) since the formation of Christianity, appearing in numerous solar roles, possessing an abundance of solar attributes, and perceived by a…

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Acharya S on Aeon Byte radio, 11/17-18

Come hear my new radio program with Miguel Conner all this weekend! In this show, I discuss the Maya, the Milky Way and religious ideas that can be found around the world. The Mayans and the Milky Way http://www.aeonbytegnosticradio.com/2010/05/may-15-may-16-its-complete-truth-about.html Here’s Miguel’s write-up: “Groundbreaking scholarship continues to reveal the sublime legacy…

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American Buddhists celebrate 100 years in Utah

Buddhists have been in Utah for a century, yet we haven’t heard a peep about them, no terrorist threats or acts, no mega-temples designed to intimidate everyone, no advocates infiltrating our governments and law agencies, no clamoring to destroy our federal government and replace it with their own religious order.…

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Anti-free speech efforts blaspheme MY religion

To the rabid rampagers globally attempting to silence us through their violence and through the imposition of “blasphemy” and “defamation of religion” laws designed to shut up criticism of the very ideology that causes them to rampage violently, your efforts at curbing my free speech are blasphemous against my religion,…

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Thomas Jefferson was a freethinker, not a devout Christian

“Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and…

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Atheists to put up ‘Jesus Myth’ billboards in U.S.

“American Atheists are planning to put up more holiday ‘Myth’ billboards… this year, the group’s planning to erect signs featuring images of Santa, Jesus, Poseidon and the devil next to the message: ’37 Million Americans know MYTHS when they see them.’” Thirty-seven million Americans agree with me? So, why have…

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Our Lord and Savior Quetzalcoatl born of a virgin and crucified!

One of the gods I highlighted in my book The Christ Conspiracy, and even more so in my book Suns of God, is the Mesoamerican deity Kukulkan or Quetzalcoatl. In Christ Con, I included the fact that mainstream scholarship does not allow for contact between the “Old” and “New” Worlds,…

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What is Islamic law or sharia, shariah?

American Muslims say no to sharia law in America

This is all we need from our Muslim friends: acknowledgment of the issue/problem, and a viable solution that respects our views and insures our human rights. There’s utterly no need for all the “phobia” crazy talk and saber rattling, hate speech, insults and all the rest of the rot. Thank…

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Dr. Wafa Sultan’s message to America: Fight for your freedoms!

Dr. Wafa Sultan is a very courageous ex-Muslim who knows how hard life can be for a woman in Islamic culture. I interviewed her some years ago: “Dr. Wafa Sultan’s Warning to America.”

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‘Earth Clock’ measures hours, months, solstices and equinoxes

This awesome modern gem emulates ancient astronomically aligned megalithic sites in measuring many important temporal and calendrical aspects, including the hours of the day and months of the years, as well as the cardinal points, solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days. While the stones may look simple, the calculations are complicated!…

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Manhattanhenge: New York’s ‘magical’ astronomical alignments

Here’s a short article about a phenomenon that demonstrates astronomical alignment of buildings even in a modern city. Popular astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is quoted here about “Manhattanhenge,” a term he coined almost a decade ago. However, I would be very surprised if Manhattan is the only city in…

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Dawkins: Islam is ‘one of the great evils in the world’

Richard Dawkins says it outright. One wonders why so few other atheists are speaking out in the same way. Note that he does not hasten to qualify his comment by saying, “Islamic extremism” or “radical Islam.” Dawkins: “I’m reasonably optimistic in America and Europe. I’m pessimistic about the Islamic world.…

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Did Washington and Jefferson believe Jesus was a myth?

Okay – be prepared to have your socks knocked off! I hope you feel better, smarter and freer after reading this newest article of mine.  It’s very long – I trimmed some fat, but I just couldn’t hold back all this juicy mental nutrition! Did Washington and Jefferson Believe Jesus…

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Map of Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist acts in U.S.

U.S. Government report on 35 terrorist-related Muslim ‘compounds’ in America

This government report concerning the Muslims of America-connected group Jamaat ul-Fuqra is from 2005, but critics point out that the compounds are still thriving, even though several members have been arrested over the past couple of decades. The map on the right shows known Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist acts in the…

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Most Americans hip to Easter’s real meaning?

An interesting article in “The Baptist Standard” claims that fewer than half of all Americans associate Easter with the resurrection of Jesus!  That’s very surprising, considering that some 80% of American citizens define themselves as Christians.  Although this article does not say – it seems to avoid the subject, in…

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali infidel

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a great humanitarian

The beautiful and dignified Ayaan Hirsi Ali overcame severe hardship and rose to prominence by possessing innate morality, kindness and decency. Having come from Somalia – the most dangerous country in the world, where she suffered under a brutal and violent social system that included having her genitals hacked off…

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Ancient civilization discovered in Amazon

A fascinating find has come from the tragic loss of Brazilian rainforest, making some lemonade out of that lemon. Of course, what this discovery of a long lost Amazonian civilization means is that there have been other times when the forest was likewise not there, giving us hope that currently…

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