Bible Study: June 30, 2015

The New Testament story confuses so many historical periods that there is no way of reconciling it with history. The traditional year of Jesus' birth is 1 CE. Jesus was supposed to be not more than two years old when Herod ordered the slaughter of the...

Torah! Torah! Torah!

Despite all the evidence that much of what the Torah says happened is different from what really happened, no one has boldly written a popular alternative to this priestly epic. The real history stays hidden in scholarly journals. No matter what...

Bible Study: June 25, 2015

Pandering to Pagans    During the fourth century, along with the lowering of character in the Roman Church there was a singular transformation of its originally simple offices. The Pagans were accustomed to highly-colored and picturesque...

Bible Study: June 24, 2015

There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as The Dark Ages.    -- Ruth Hurmence Green, The Born Again Skeptic's Guide to the Bible     * * * * *      It was Pope Urban II who inaugurated the crusades at the...

Bible Study: June 23, 2015

The obsession with God is part of the official documents of the religious establishment, but it may not have been an obsession of the masses of the people. In fact, we know from all the denunciations in the Bible that polytheism was common in ancient...

Bible Study: June 22, 2015

The tone of this gospel [John] is anti-Jewish, revealing that it was written / compiled by a non-Jew, possibly a gentile or an exiled Israelite of a different tribe, such as a Samaritan, who not only spoke of "the Jews" as separate and apart from him...

Bible Study: June 21, 2015

Originally in the Syro-Chaldee or Samaritan language, Marcion's Gospel of the Lord, which predated the canonical gospels by decades, represents the basic gospel narrative, minus key elements that demonstrate the conspiracy. Although much the same as...

Bible Study: June 20, 2015

Although they are held up by true believers to be the "inspired" works of the apostles, the canonical gospels were forged at the end of the 2nd century, all four of them probably between 170-180, a date that just happens to correspond with the...