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Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

May 8th, 2017 - 9:42 am § in Misc.

Texas to Use Religious and Sexual Preference in Adoptions

Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a bill in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The bill had been scheduled for debate and approval[...]

August 17th, 2015 - 5:01 am § in America, Religion

Sunday Revelations: Jay Leno Explores the Birth of Jesus

Gentle sarcasm about religion and hypocrisy.[...]

December 20th, 2014 - 4:08 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Religion

Jesus’ Race

Wah What “Race” was Jesus? Paul Harvey at Religion Digest reacted t0 last year’s debate on how dark Jesus was by collecting some books about who he might have been, assuming he was. Consider this the Black Santa/Jesus edition—one where Jesus could be red, white, black, brown, and[...]

November 5th, 2014 - 8:45 am § in Religion, Religion

Flying With Jesus By Our Airmen’s Sides

A member of the US Airforce was told that he could not reenlist unless he added phrase “so help me God” to his contract.  The airman was “told by his superiors that he must swear to God or leave the Air Force,” according to a complaint filed by the American Humanist Assoc[...]

May 4th, 2014 - 9:29 am § in Jews, Religion, Religion

Sunday Revelations: ISLAM from Oxford Pt. 2.

Outrage Against Islam[...]

April 1st, 2014 - 11:12 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Revelation in Russia

The Chapel of Russia’s Resurrection in Russia worships  Vladimir Putin as the reincarnation of Paul the Apostle. The  Chapel is  located in Bolshaya Yelnia, near the Volga Riverpreaches that Putin was sent to Russia to  to fight the antichrists and prepare  for the Second Coming of Chris[...]

January 6th, 2013 - 4:47 pm § in Misc.

A Search For The Messiah

So far, the earliest Jewish reference to the Messiah that I’ve found reads “The Messiah exalted by the First Isaiah (c. 740-700 BCE) had been specifically the young king of Judah of that time, Hezekiah (727-698 BCE).”  As this was well before Plato [428-348 BCE], who briefly specu[...]

January 6th, 2013 - 3:19 am § in Religion


A friend recently challenged me to discuss the concept of Jesus as a Messiah.  Of course, as a Jew and the son of a liberator of Buchenwald,  and as someone acutely aware of the millions of people tortured and slaughtered in the name of Jesus. I have trouble taking this on. In unprejudiced manner[...]

September 30th, 2012 - 3:53 am § in Misc.


Scrap of Papyrus Records Jesus Reference to His Wife. As expected, The Vatican is in denial. In the least-surprising development to come out of the news of a papyrus fragment suggesting a Holy Spouse, the Vatican said on Friday that the text is a fake. In a long analysis of the artifact published in[...]

January 3rd, 1942 - 11:59 am § in Misc.

Who was Jesus? Tags!

Assuming Jesus existed and that the question means his message as opposed to the messages of Paul or Constantine, history offers a fee facts: The Jesus story is set in the middle of a fight by the Jews and the Roman occupation. The Jews; fight at over how to resist the Roman occupation. Jesus w[...]