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February 18th, 2019 - 1:56 am § in Religion

Jews helped helped build the al Aqsa mosque on the Temple site and prayed there together with Muslims

Ziad Lalmi FACEBOOK In 610, the Sassanid Empire drove the Byzantine Empire out of the Middle East, giving the Jews control of Jerusalem for the first time in centuries. The Jews in Palestine were allowed to set up a vassal state under the Sassanid Empire called the Sassanid Jewish Commonwealth whic[...]

February 14th, 2019 - 12:32 am § in Religion, The Ave Scene

Happy Vanetine’s Day From Seattle

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January 27th, 2019 - 12:30 pm § in Religion

FB Dialog: What is Christianity

Christianity is a religion and a culture that defined Europe after it became the enforced religion under the Roman and later Holy Roman Empire. Off shoots include America, the missionary spred versions in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Ideologies derived from Christianity include Communism and Fasci[...]

January 13th, 2019 - 9:46 am § in America, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: ” Someone seriously left this as my tip today. pissed is an understatement. i was so excited when i saw $20″

Garret Wayman, a waiter  in a suburb of Wichita, Kansas, said he was excited on last year to see a $20 bill tucked under a ketchup bottle as a tip. The tip opened up to be a  religious pamphlet commending the waiter to seek “faith thru Jesus Christ” and start reading the bible. “[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 2:30 am § in Religion

Who’s really to blame for John Chau’s death on North Sentinel Island? Not the natives.

  Update: For a thoughtful essay on how Chau’s mission fits into the grand scheme of things, click here. John Chau, 26, an adventurer and Christian missionary, knew he was risking his life by sneaking onto North Sentinel Island, a speck in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an isolated tribe w[...]

November 25th, 2018 - 10:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Comment on the Gospel As Taught in Washington State

In the aftermath of the death of John Chau, a Christian missionary who tried to invade the Andaman Islands, two things have struck me. The first is the number of Black friends on Facebook who insist that Chau, despite his slanted eyes and Chinese last name was “white.”  From the stories[...]

November 25th, 2018 - 12:17 am § in Jews, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: No. Judaism is not Christian

While mutual support and respect is a good thing, Jews and Christians need to understand that Christianity is anything but Jewish. The essence of Christianity is the story of a man-God, an idea very common in Greek religions but alien to Judaism.  Judaism has a strict law against polytheism and the[...]

November 21st, 2018 - 9:42 am § in Religion

American Missionary Killed by People of the Andaman Islands

John Allen Chau felt he was called by Jesus to bring the gospel to the uncontacted people.  Perhaps his God had a different idea. (Abstracted from The Sun) The tribe reportedly shot the U.S. citizen with arrows when he arrived on the shore. “He tried to reach the Sentinel island on November 1[...]

November 16th, 2018 - 12:55 pm § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Revisiting abortion on FACEBOOK

Avi Ibrahim Balser, a dear Facebook friend, and I have been debating the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision on abortion.  Avi says he stands by Byron White’s opposition opinion.  Avi may be surprised that I agree with Justice White that the decision was  certainly not in the intent of the authors of[...]