Tag Archives: History

In God We Gush

“Don’t be ridiculous. We mean a ‘secular’ God.” Finally, our lawmakers breach that formidable aisle of the partisan divide and come to an agreement that will make a lasting difference in our country’s struggles. Following a 35 minute debate which ironically was probably more of an overt violation of Matthew 6:5 than a productive political exchange, in a overwhelming […]

Are they really that clueless and insensitive?

I stumbled across a very disturbing image over the weekend. It is a page full of captured FaceBook comments which express frustration over the US Women’s Soccer Team loss in the World Cup Finals to Japan a few weeks ago. The sheer volume of comments which express the same bizarre idea, a deep-felt hostility that […]

The Internet Jesus

The forensic profile of Jesus according to Popular Mechanics Ummmmm….kay. Not exactly what we expected, but he does look a bit more like a carpentar. The Ehrman video from a few days ago raised a few questions about the historical Jesus. In the comments section, I tossed in a couple additional video links that got […]

The important thing is…

Got tired of watching end-of-the-world apocalyptic weather coverage, so I’m watching Bart Ehrman tonight…  jk

The Huxley Files – Part 2

“I’m not following this bit about Noah, Ham, and Canaan.” I’ve shown that what appears to be evidentially probable on the surface can quickly become evidentially improbable once we trace back the citations like progeny to an initial mutation of the truth. This alteration is such an appealing meme that it spreads like wildfire across […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

How about a little Irish music?  (and a history lesson.)  jk

Now if we can only figure out who’s doing the hating.

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false […]

Beginning, Middle, End

“A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.” Aristotle (384 – 322BCE) And we don’t know just where our bones will rest- To dust I guess, forgotten and absorbed into the earth below.       – Smashing Pumpkins, “1979” Cycles are one of the most familiar patterns we know.  We can identify each cyclic […]

“History is a myth that men agree to believe” -Napolean

George Orwell famously wrote in 1984 Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. meaning that history guides civilization, and those in power have the ability to determine history. We may envision regimes such as Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany where a centralized, tyrannical power seeks to mastermind the […]

The Myth of the Golden Age

Before continuing with our discussion of Eden and its symbolism, particularly around the Fall of Man, we need to look at few concepts that are directly related to the idea of Paradise Lost. In Greek mythology, the Golden Age relates to the first of the Ages of Man represented as a period of primordia peace, […]