Category Archives: Christianity

The Keepers … and Besty DeVos

At the invitation of an atheist friend, I watched the Netflix documentary series The Keepers recently. The series is the result of an investigation not by the Baltimore police, but by victims and concerned citizens who took it upon themselves to do the … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – The Pauline War on our “Peace and Safety”

Peace and Safety on this Twentieth of June! This months’ twentieth message concerns precisely our way of greeting each other kindly on the twentieth of every month. The tradition of celebrating a feast of reason on the twentieth originates in Epicurus’ final … Continue reading

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Antinous: the Man-God Who Rivaled Jesus in the 2nd Century CE

1,886 years ago, in Oct 28 of the year 130 of Common Era, a young man from Bithynia (in today’s northwestern Turkey) drowned in the Nile while touring all the provinces of the Roman Empire under the wing of his … Continue reading

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RJB VII: The Gospels’ Indictment of Manonism

You can’t serve both God and money! – Jesus of Nazareth Manon is the personification of the demon of greed, as well as the Hebrew word for money. Manonism, or the cult of money, received a theatrical indictment during the … Continue reading

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RJB VI: A Few Problems with the Gospels

A few problems have to be named when reading the Gospels. First, when we study nature, there is no final judgment, no life after death, no god, no hellfire, and also there’s no discourse in the Bible to explain these as metaphors. We are … Continue reading

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RJB V: Science Fiction and the Gospels

My kingdom is not of this world. – Jesus of Nazareth The Parable of the Weeds is one of the strangest portions of the Gospel, and in fact many believers in UFO phenomena have drawn inspiration from it, arguing that … Continue reading

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RJB IV: On Chosenness and the Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them … Continue reading

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