Who really discovered America?

An absolutely fascinating show about the pre-Columbian settlement and/or exploration of the Americas by peoples from several different parts of the “Old World,” from China to Ireland aired in June and October 2010 on the History Channel. The show was in two parts that explored the mysterious traditions and artifacts seemingly demonstrating voyages across the …

Israelite slavery and plunder

Since childhood, many of us have been subjected repeatedly to the biblical story of the poor, downtrodden Hebrew “slaves” of the Exodus, who had to flee Egypt while being chased by the wicked old pharaoh. Not only is there no scientific evidence for such an event, but how many people have been told that the …

The Bible and slavery

The Bible contains such stellar morality! Below is what the Lord says to Moses shortly after giving him the 10 Commandments on Mt. Sinai. Note that God does not outlaw slavery, just qualifies it. And how nice of God to ordain that a slave who willingly stays with his master out of “love” should have …

The myth of Hebrew monotheism

In my book The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold, I have a chapter called “The Myth of Hebrew Monotheism,” which explains that, according to the Bible, the Hebrews/Israelites/Jews were always “whoring after other gods.” Unbelievably, rabid apologists attempting to debunk my entire body of work have even homed in on that factual analysis …