Tag: God

The King and the God: Telling tales in Proto-Indo-European

I’m such a nerd. I’m fascinated with listening to this Proto-Indo-European reconstruction and with reading the accompanying text, figuring out which words are what. The date for this hypothesized language’s spread from the Russian Steppes to Ireland would be about 8,000 to 3,000 years ago. Amazingly, there are some recognizable words in Proto-Indo-European (“PIE”), such […]

Believing the unbelievable

Excerpted from the essay/ebook: “Believing the Unbelievable” by Barbara G. Walker Why are human beings so frequently prone to believing the unbelievable, trusting the improbable, being convinced by the very eccentricity of the impossible? As a species, we seem to want marvels and miracles more than facts. This might account for the almost assured success […]

Surya the sun god

Meet Surya, sun god of India. Surya has been worshipped by Indians for at least 3,000 years, appearing in the ancient text the Rig Veda and many other writings since then. The name “Syria” derives from the same word and means “sun.” Related Indian words for “sun” include sura and surja, from the radical sr, […]

Maya watchtowers discovered to align with solstices and equinoxes

In 2012, archaeologists announced news concerning astronomically aligned structures at the Mayan site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Previously largely overlooked, these ruined towers surrounding the long ceremonial area or “Great Ball Court” have now been analyzed and determined to possess alignments to the equinoxes and solstices. Alignments to the equinoxes have been known […]

The concept of Creation in Hinduism

The concept of Creation in Hinduismby Murali Chemuturi Let me begin by saying that, in reality, there is no religion called “Hinduism.” What we call Sanathana (ancient) Dharma (righteous conduct) is presently referred to as Hinduism. The word “Hindu” was coined by the Mlecchas (“Arabs/Egyptians”) to denote people residing on the eastern side of the […]

The Son-Sun pun strawman

In his book Did Jesus Exist?, Bart Ehrman singles me out for especial berating, suggesting repeatedly that I am “making things up” and placing me in a category of mythicists whose writings constitute “sensationalist claims that are so extravagant, so wrongheaded, and so poorly substantiated that it is no wonder that scholars do not take […]

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