Tag Archives: Christianity

What’s All This About a “Poached Egg”?

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963) This post is in response to a HillFaith post I got in my email account today. Now, I have a great respect for C. S. Lewis. My parents thought he … Continue reading

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All Hail! The Conquering Heroes of Judea

Rome’s Trinity of Emperors Have you ever why our calendar system uses the term Anno Domini? Up until this morning, I presumed it was because of Jesus. And in a way, I was correct, but during the night I kept … Continue reading

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Paranoia: Were Saul of Tarsus and Josephus Contemporaries?

The Devil’s in their Details Except for the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters in the New Testament, there would be no other ‘proof’ of his existence. Isn’t it interesting how awkward that makes it for anyone believing his … Continue reading

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Josephus: Jewish-Born Roman Myth-Maker

Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 AD) If you’re going to ensure that your life improves after being captured by your enemy, you need to embrace your new family as if God had foreordained their victory over you and your … Continue reading

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Farce: Did the Disciples Mistake Lazarus’ for Jesus’?

The Empty Tomb As General Frederick “Boy” Browning said: “Well, as you know, I always felt we tried to go a bridge too far.” And I think the same thing about the author of “Caesar’s Messiah”. It is thus possible … Continue reading

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Satire: The Gospels as a “Jewish War” Prequel

Caesar’s Messiah (2005) I’ve always had this nagging feeling of unease when reading the stories of Jesus in the New Testament. I wrote of it before, preferring The Gospel of Thomas to the other ‘authorized’ gospels, even John’s. That a … Continue reading

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How the “Son of Man” Became the Son of a God

Titus (December 30, 39 AD – September 13, 81 AD) Just when I thought I was done with Roman Emperors, another one makes me take notice. This is due to starting to read “Caesar’s Messiah” yesterday (and continuing today). This … Continue reading

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The Day That the Holy Spirit Descended on the Apostles

Pentecost (May 15, 30 AD) I was reading in a Steiner book that Pentecost took place in 33 AD, 49 days after Easter Sunday. Why is everyone stuck on 33 AD? By my own calculation Jesus’ resurrection took place on … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing, Or is It?

“It’s a Miracle!” I watched episode five of “Messiah” last night. It was the one entitled “So That Seeing They May Not See”. (All the episode titles have vaguely spiritual/mystical meanings to them.) I think this would have been better … Continue reading

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