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Christian Ethics: Could You Do This?

Jesus and the Rich Young Man This parable is the stumbling-block for most Christians. Here is a synopsis of the story from Wikipedia: In Matthew and Mark, the discussion is set within the period when Jesus ministered in Perea, east … Continue reading

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Honestly: Does the Tone of This Letter Sound Like Me?

P.P. Quimby Letter to the Editor of a Portland Newspaper Portland, Feb., 1860 Mr. Editor: I notice an article in your paper of the third inst. in answer to Y.C. I have nothing to do with that; but when a … Continue reading

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In Ancient Times, “Woe Is Me!” was a Spiritual Warning

The Burning of Jerusalem by Titus This image was attached to a post that said something along the idea that Jesus could predict the future. Somehow the burning of Jerusalem ‘proves’ what he had been warning them all along, if … Continue reading

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Render Unto Caesar the Things that are Caesar’s…

Tiberius (November 16, 42 BCE – March 16, 37 AD) Interesting, isn’t it, how I’ve managed to avoid looking at Emperor Tiberius, until now? Why is that? Could it be that I ‘know’ something about him, too? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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John Dee’s 115th Dream

Diary Entry Dated September 10, 1579 My dream of being naked, and my skyn all overwrowght with work like some kinde of tuft mockado, with crosses blew and red; and on my left arme, abowt the arme, in a wreath, … Continue reading

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You Really Cannot Make This Stuff Up, or Can You?

Jesus: Last of the Pharaohs This book is the first one of a series written by Ralph Ellis. I have not read the rest. But I feel that I have skirted the central premise of this work, mainly due to … Continue reading

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Two Strange Passages from Revelation

The Pagan Christ Appendix C (Pages 211-213) by Tom Harpur ‘There are two oddities from the text of the New Testament itself. They fully support the thesis that the true background of the Jesus story is the eternal, spiritual Christ … Continue reading

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When Belief is Shaken

Falling Leaves For those of us raised in the Christian tradition, it can come as a bit of a shock to discover that the Word of God is not what is written in the Bible but the One Spirit of … Continue reading

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The Bible as Allegory

Noah (2014) Who doesn’t like a good story? In the ancient past, knowledge was passed down through the generations by telling stories. Oral history was later written down. Just as luck would have it (?) we watched Noah last night. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Number: 153?

Fishers of Men? Reading through David Wilcock’s Awakening in the Dream today, I was surprised to find that the number 153 is significant to the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Well, let’s be clear, I’m not really surprised, … Continue reading

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