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Gods, Ghouls & Goblins (II)…

The Abramic Brotherhood is comprised of the three central faiths in the Western world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Peas in a pod…

Too much Goddess for Abraham...

Abram (later Abraham) was the son of Terah, the High Priest of the Temple of Ur in ancient Sumeria (the area of the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley in current-day Iraq). They worshipped the celestial warrior-god, Marduk. Cuneiform was their writing.

The Sumerian religion was the worship of an ancient extra-terrestrial race of rulers. (Hell, it even makes more sense.) more…

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Free Thought vs. Dogma…

If people wish to believe in mythological and supernatural events, in a personal God or a pantheon of gods, in an existence of their personal selves beyond natural death, and in a codified history that dogmatizes all life, reason and a hereafter, by all means, have at it.

My problem arises when they choose to cross that self-created supernatural line into the domain of natural science and experiential knowledge…then they’re back on my turf.

I will not begrudge their right to believe as they wish, but I will also defend against their lies and false witness to the natural order. more…

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Democracy vs. Plutocratic Predators…

The American Revolution was a war fought against an aristocracy that was dominated by corporate predators; for one, the East India Company.

Thomas Jefferson...

King George III had no more control over them than does Barack Obama over the current crop of corporatists.  They still buy all the influence they need. more…

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Sermon on the Wire…

For thousands of years, humankind has celebrated the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere as a party-down event.  Observing that the sun was returning to the northern sky, prompted people to celebrate another year of spring birth, summer growth, and autumn harvest.  The bacchanal usually lasted several days.

By the time Christianity came along, there were no surprises as yet another religion usurped the various holidays throughout the year as ecumenical observances.  Since the celebrations could hardly have been stopped, they decided to co-opt them.  The winter solstice became Christmas, the spring equinox became Easter, etc.

Constantine, the Emperor of the Roman Empire, had adopted Christianity.  In the Edict of Milan (313 c.e.), he granted Christians (and all others) the right to practice their religion, and ordered that previously confiscated Christian property be returned.  He was also a major contributor of buildings and money himself. more…

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