Category Archives: Religion

Squeezed from the left and the alt-right

I don’t often say much about my personal beliefs as to religion.  It’s not that I’m ashamed or anything; it’s that I think religion is properly a personal matter, and not one that should be dredged up in public.  Some religionists … Continue reading

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Enough is enough

I cannot begin to say how sad I am as I write this.  At first I was angry but, very slowly, that anger dissipated into sadness.  It’s not about my personal or professional life or that my parents are getting sicker … Continue reading

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Nice. Let’s blame the victims.

In the aftermath of the horrific murders in Orlando last weekend, we’ve had a lot of blowhards shooting off their mouths, spouting a lot of complete and utter nonsense.  But all the stupidity that has come out has paled in … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m on politics again. But please read it anyway.

As a political junkie, it’s amazing to me that I’ve actually burned out on the whole process this year.  It’s sickening and disgusting.  Seriously, it’s become too much of too many and too personal rather than anything substantive.  Enough already. … Continue reading

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Will it never end?

With all the horrors happening in the world – Paris and Mali to name but two – the last thing anyone really wants to think about is the current American political scene. Unfortunately, we really can’t. Undoubtedly, everyone’s heard the latest from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Against Itself: Why the Bible Seems to Contradict Itself

The Bible Against Itself: Why the Bible Seems to Contradict Itself.  Randel McCraw Helms.  Altadena, CA:  Millenium Press.  ISBN 978-0965504768 and 096550476X. Also available in hardback, ISBN 978-0965504751 and 0965504751. One of three books Helms has written about the Bible (the other two … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Wrote the Gospels?

Who Wrote the Gospels?  Randel McCraw Helms.  Altadena, CA: Millenium Press.  ISBN 978-0965504737 and 0965504735.  Also available in hardback, ISBN  978-0965504720 and 0965504727. Helms, a literature professor, writes here of the origins of the canonical gospels.  His theories are, to me, fresh and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jews and Judaism in the New Testament

Jews and Judaism in the New Testament: Decision Points and Divergent Interpretations.  Terence L. Donaldson.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.  ISBN 978-1602582637 and 1602582637. Donaldson seeks to examine whether and/or to what extent the Christian New Testament is anti-Judaic, if not antisemitic.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jesus Mysteries

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the “Original Jesus” a Pagan God?  Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy.  New York: Three Rivers Press.  ISBN 978-0609807989 and 0609807986.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-0609605813 and 060960581X). Freke and Gandy argue that Jesus is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antisemitism and the Foundations of Christianity

AntiSemitism and the Foundations of Christianity, Alan T. Davies, ed.  ISBN 1-59244-459-8.  Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2004 (previously published by Paulist Press, 1979). There is no index, nor is there a bibliography. The chapters/essays and writers are: Preface … Continue reading

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