All Blog Posts Tagged 'mythology' (60)

Who Invented Christ?

Jesus Potter Harry Christ Emperor Constantine was undoubtedly one of the major sparks that helped explode the Gnostic cult of Christianity into a full blown mega-religion. That's just one of many things covered in this informative book:…



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Added by Brad Snowder on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Order in the Court

No fair peeking. Ehud and Deborah

Judges 1:1 to 5:26



1:1 The Israelite tribes each were given their own territory to live in, but occasionally they continued to kill remaining Canaanites indiscriminately, or run them off their land, or tax them severely and cut off their kings' thumbs and big toes and…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 24, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Astronomy 101

The Great A'Tuin - Discworld is a comic fantasy book series by English author Sir Terry Pratchett Battle of Gibeon

Joshua 7:3 to 22:11



7:3 Joshua sent a detachment of only a couple of thousand troops to destroy the people in the city of Ai because for one thing they were so few of them. He also thought for sure they were wussies and would be a push over. That was a mistake. As it turned…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 17, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Milk and a Little Honey

High Heels and the High Court - Vancouver BC Prostitutes have their appeal. Battle of Jericho

Joshua 1:1 to 6:1



1:1 Yahweh said to Joshua "Moses is dead. It’s up to you now. If you will be brave, I’ll be here to help you steal every parcel of land on which you step. So get stepping."…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rock on Moses

Learn to play this and Eve will overlook your shortcomings. Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 31:19 to 34:10



31:19 Moses called the tribal leaders together and taught them a catchy song that he had written for them. The song didn't really touch on anything new, it was mostly just what was awesome and what sucked about dealing with…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 3, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Wicked and Doomed

Banksy, Armoured Peace Dove. This wall marks the spot where over 40 people were killed during the first Intafada (holes along the top are from bullets). The Second Law

Deuteronomy 1:1 to 31:14

1:1 Moses made a long speech romanticizing the bloody epic of the tribes. First he brought them up to date on some of his biggest accomplishments and then he highlighted the bright forecast for the anticipated genocide of the men,…

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Added by Brad Snowder on May 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Rape and Pillage

Physical Attraction In Men and Women Joshua Anointed

Numbers 25:1 to 35:9





25:1 The Israelites hung out in a place in Moab called Shittim and became infatuated by the Midianite culture there, especially the women. Shittim was modern. Shittim was fancy. Many Israelite men enjoyed hooking up with Midianite girlfriends and they also…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 20, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

A Talking Donkey

Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle - An Image of Palestine Balaam’s Ass

Numbers 15:1 to 22:1



15:1 Yahweh told Moses he needed revenue and he said to raise taxes on the people again. He also detailed how much in fees and penalties people would have to pay this time to be forgiven for an array of new sins. He said that any strangers in the area should be taxed and penalized under…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Conspiracy

Fireball, stock photo. Twelve Spies

Numbers 11:1 to 14:39



11:1 When people complained about stuff it really irritated Yahweh. He would become very moody and go around randomly burning innocent people to death. The people ran crying to Moses about the unfairness of it all. Moses had a little talk with Yahweh who agreed…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 6, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

A Special Promise

A surge of ‘knitted skullcaps’ is transforming Israel’s military — and that worries their secular countrymen. The Ark of the Covenant

Numbers 1:1 to 7:1



1:1 Yahweh said to Moses, "Count up how many men, 20 years and older, that are capable of going to war. I need to know how many soldiers I can field. Except don’t count the Levites. I need them to take care of the…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 29, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

My Way or the Highway

Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli 1485. Mosaic Law

Leviticus 18:1 to 27:34



18:1 "Listen to me. I am God. Don't behave the way you did in Egypt, running around buck nekid all the time." Yahveh gave Moses a long sermon about nudity. He explained when to get naked, when not to get naked, who to see naked, who not to be naked…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 22, 2012 at 10:28am — 7 Comments

Golden Cow

Charging Bull of Wall Street, 3,200-kilogram (7,100 lb) bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica 1989. Worshiping Baal

Exodus 32:1 to 40:38



32:1 What could be taking Moses so long? The people grew restless for mindless rituals and excessive dogma so Aaron collected all the men’s earrings and molded them into the figure of a young cow. The people looked at the…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 8, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

You Can be in My Dream if I Can be in Yours

Can’t kill, detain or release militants? Frame a legal policy. The Verdict, a blog for the Express Tribune, the modern face of Pakistan. Corn, it’s What’s for Dinner

Genesis 39:20 to 48:1



39:20 Although Joseph was a mere Canaanite slave, he rejected his Egyptian master’s wife’s romantic advances on moral principles. The scorned woman screamed rape and what with having Joe’s shredded shirt in her possession…
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Added by Brad Snowder on March 13, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Christianity in a Nutshell

I came across a short (under 2 minutes) video on YouTube the other day. Dan Barker parody's of the god-heaven-hell myth. It really gets across how ridiculous those beliefs are in the 21st century.

As one commenter said:

...invented stories that happen to fit a particular period in history and the culture at that time. I think this applies to all religions, old and new. Religions attempt to provide answers to existence: where did we come from? why are we here? why do…

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Added by Thomas54 on December 6, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Running into a cathedral with a stick of dynamite



 

I’ve always been one to let curiosity get the best of me. On the playground as a child, I refused to use the space as it was intended the way other children did. I played on the roof, I played on the outside of the walls, I climbed up the support beams. I wasn’t inclined to be restricted by the ‘right’ way to interact with the space set out for me. This trend of individualism marked many important decisions in my life, from being an exchange student…

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Added by Derek S Murphy on April 26, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

So much for the “inerrant” word of god.

And here you have it, yet another version of the inerrant word of god is on the works, because we (well, not we, they - but you know what I mean) need to make the bible make sense. Yes, that's exactly what I meant to say.



So, we are in for a new set of semantics and mythological animals brought to life by the editors that will probably change "unicorns" for "rhinos" - who knows! Maybe even Noah's Ark story will make sense this time, no?  Okay, sarcasm is not very easy to… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on March 4, 2011 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Woman Kills Baby by Jumping from Balcony to Avoid the Devil



Okay, take a good read, because this is un-freaking-believable!



A BABY died when 12 members of a family leapt from a third-floor balcony fleeing what they believed was the DEVIL.


The tragedy happened after a wife woke to see her naked husband moving around…
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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Bundle of joy

Sadly, this is overwhelmingly true.

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Who’s your daddy? The Cuckold Carpenter in Myth, Ritual and Philosophy



My mother-in-law loves to say: “maternity is a matter of fact and paternity is a matter of…

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Added by Diana Agorio on October 20, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The Ramon Tragedy - Dealing with death and mythicism.

If there's one thing religion does very well, it's dealing with death and the afterlife. And I'm not talking about death itself, or rather life after death as a concept, but of the way religion helps people deal with the loss of their loved ones. The idea of life after death appeals to the child in us, the… Continue

Added by Elad Avron on September 13, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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