All Blog Posts Tagged 'mythology' (11)

A New Snippet From "Christ's Rebellion"

The trip to Capernum had become disastrous. Looking over his shoulder beyond the massive crowd of would be students and desperately ill citizens who had traveled many miles to just touch Jesus’ robes, Judas saw a small detachment of town guards waiting for them. These…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 17, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part II: Lucian the Skeptic

Unlike the character I covered in the last instalment of this series,Homer's Thersites, Lucian was a real person who starred in his own satirical works, written in Greek for an…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 5, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Freethinkers and Skeptics In Ancient Literature Part I: Thersites the Contrarian

As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

God's plan, preventable deaths, and other musings

My parents are pretty confusing when it comes to their religious beliefs. Neither of them are hardcore or anything, and I think they simply believe because they never really (seriously) considered anything else. My mom usually speaks about God (when she does) in a general way, while I think my dad would be a tiny bit more "Christian-y" about it. My father can easily poke fun at Christianity and bring up silly questions (such as whether or not Jesus knew about pizza at the time he was alive,…

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Added by Teagraves on November 1, 2011 at 11:51am — 4 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 Murphy on April 26, 2011 at 1:02am — 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 opinion.” Opinions about the parentage of Jesus expose the origins of his story in Palestinian…

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Added by Diana Agorio on October 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Opinions about the Bible are like noses: Everyone has one

I am surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character resulted in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I could see the weaknesses of these arguments; but, it took awhile for me to formulate an explanation for why everyone was a…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 267: Satan: The Lesser of Two Evils





Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks that one of the great injustices of the Christian religion is its portrayal of Satan as The Greatest Evil, which isn't even warranted by biblical standards. This week, I read these two essays:



http://www.religioustolerance.org/lenhardt01.htm…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 12, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

There's a Snake in that Tree

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[Photo of a rat snake in a young, live oak tree. They eat birds, bird eggs, tree rats, squirrels. In our own personal bit 'o paradise, do they represent evil? On that note, a ditty I wrote a few years ago . . . . ]

The Snake on God's Payroll

What is Christianity without original sin? Not Christianity, for there would have been no need for Jesus to be crucified to "pay" for that sin.

What is original sin without a snake to tempt Eve…

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Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 19, 2010 at 7:35am — No Comments

Make your own creation myth

This is somethimg I thought would be interesting: Write a creation myth. It doesn't have to be the creation of this world it can be the creation of a fantasy world, alien world, etc. You can have one god, many gods or no gods.





Heres one for a story idea I had that would probably be allot better off as a game scrip.





In the beginning there was only void and from the void came Phoenix and Lóng. Phoenix and Lóng battled, from their battle came Air,…

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Added by Lone Wolf on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Blood Moon Chapters 5-7

Chapter 5

“This is the largest institute for science and sorcery in the world” Yosef said as he, the old man, Wafai, Iosef and two guards walked though a large hallway, Yosef leading the way.

“It is impressive.” Wafai said.

“It certainly is Wafai.”

“How do you know my name? We hadn’t been introduced.”

“Iosif informed me.”

“My hearing is better that humans, I herd the whole massage he… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on January 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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