Tag: judaism

Mainstream scholarship: Abraham and Moses mythicism is respectable

moses smashes the tablets

Note how this Wiki article reports that modern scholars question the historicity of the biblical story of the Israelite patriarch Joseph, using comparative religion/mythology: “Modern day scholars believe the historicity of the events in the Joseph narrative cannot be demonstrated. Hermann Gunkel, Hugo Gressmann and Gerhard von Rad identified the story of Joseph as a […]

NYC: 99 sex abuse cases in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community since 2009

Like fundamentalist Islam, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism is extremely misogynistic and sexually repressive. One of my best friends was raised in this very community in New York, and the horror stories she told me are truly disturbing. Wherever you have sexual repression like that of the fundamentalist religious systems, including and especially Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (and Islam), you […]

Jesus and Paul: Figurehead and founder of Christianity?

When the facts of comparative religion and history are known, typical perspectives of Christian origins and history sometimes sound unsophisticated and uninformed. For example, in the article below Huffington Post writer Robert Orlando raises up a number of “Christian” elements that derive from pre-Christian Paganism. However, he also comments: “There were no models for dying […]

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women protest gender apartheid in Jerusalem

Since anti-woman sexism is an integral part of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, the only way these women are going to succeed is if they stop following Ultra-Orthodox Judaism and stop producing children who do likewise. Otherwise, they’re stuck with the Abrahamic misogyny. Fortunately, this group of fervent misogynists is tiny; unfortunately, many of them have beaucoup bucks, […]

Archaeologist: Egyptian religion forms the roots of Jewish, Christian, Islamic religious tree

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

As has been the claim by some for decades and centuries… In the History Channel video below, an Arab-Egyptian archaeologist inside the pyramid of King Teti (c. 2345-2333 BCE), where early inscriptions of the ancient Egyptian sacred writings called the Pyramid Texts can be found, makes the following remarks: “Everybody was believing he will stand […]

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