Aside from doing the blog here, I do Secular Web Kids where the fictional Darth Harley is the mascot. I thought I’d talk about that process a little, so upcoming will be a new Darth Harley video about Jesus and satire. I talk about this topic in my critique of penal substitution essay AND my … Jesus and Satire: A New Darth Harley Video!
I recently did a kiosk article on brainwashing and religion. This talked about something called undo influence or brainwashing with religion that we are born into and/or come to. To more fully explore this, consider the following ancient Greek statues: What we learn when we survey ancient Greek art is we see that the Greeks … (2/2) Brainwashing and Indoctrination in Culture and Sexuality
What I tried to do with the previous Christian Origins posts was what Nietzsche called spurs or traces, the idea that “a little something” is found whereby if you pull on it enough it can unravel the sweater of the popular interpretation. For instance, it is generally agreed Mark’s crucifixion account is creatively retelling Isaiah … Deconstruction and Religious Studies Blogging
Not getting enough drama from watching Maury or Paternity Court? The world of online Religious Studies is bubbling with Derek Lambert at MythVision Podcast dropping Dr Robert M Price because of what Derek sees as Price’s extreme and racist views. Here Derek explains the issue: And Price’s take on the matter: I spent a long … What I’m Watching
Are you prepared to tell people who have no justice in this world that they will have no justice in the next world either? The summer after teacher’s college, I worked for Community Living taking developmentally and intellectually disabled people to a summer cottage retreat. One of the realest moments of my life was when … Secular Activism: The Burden Of The Message
The ESV translation provides the following helpful chart about Jesus predicting his death in Mark. The Three Major Passion Predictions in Mark Three times in Mark 8–10 Jesus predicts his death, the disciples fail to understand or to respond appropriately, and he then teaches them about discipleship. Announcement of Jesus’ Death Failure on the Part of the … [EDITED WITH NEW MATERIAL ADDED] My 2 Favorite New Testament Bible Reading Tips
I thought this International Woman’s day would be a good time to think about gender and sexuality. We are all familiar with the current transgender controversy of biological males participating in women’s sports. Perhaps a way out of this controversial issue is to have a separate competition category for transgender athletes? On the marriage front, … Happy International Women’s Day!
Scroll down for all my blog posts here at Secular Frontier related to Christian Origins! But First, 13 (for a Baker’s Dozen 12 Apostles plus Paul) BONUS Posts: Happy Friday the 13th (sort of); or, “God is my Beach!” Psychologizing Jesus Christian Origins: Afterword Easter 2023 Blog Post 3/3: Who Killed Jesus? It’s Holy Saturday, … John MacDonald BLOG POSTS Christian Origins Index (Secular Frontier)
A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH FOR JESUS AND US “The world is about to end (honestly, lol), so you better get right with God and start loving one another …” The previous post that I am now concluding was: Deconstructing The Cross Of Christ: Was Jesus Crucified? (with Dr. James Tabor, Dr. Ali Ataie, Dr … [2/2] Deconstructing The Cross Of Christ: Was Jesus Crucified? A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH FOR JESUS AND US
Previously in this miniseries of blog posts, I did the posts: see https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/ (1) Dr. Ali Ataie points out Carrier suggests the reason so many Jewish parents were naming their sons Jesus/Joshua in Jesus’ time is Joshua was the Jews greatest hero and they were hoping their sons would become the messiah martyred fighting Rome, … Deconstructing The Cross Of Christ: Was Jesus Crucified? (with Dr. James Tabor, Dr. Ali Ataie, Dr Robert M Price, and Neil Godfrey)