The Myth of the Israelite Exodus: Part 4: Problems With Using the Biblical Account Verbatim, Unquestioningly, While Simultaneously Ignoring its Glaring Internal Inconsistencies and Contradictions

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Part 4: Problems With Using the Biblical Account Verbatim, Unquestioningly, While Simultaneously Ignoring its Glaring Internal Inconsistencies and Contradictions 

Now that we have established the timeline and which pharaohs we are dealing with let us explore the issues with the historical and factual possibilities involved in the story and the contradictions and impossibilities encountered. We have already seen just a few of the innumerable problems with accepting the biblical account verbatim. Dates are wrong and irreconcilable with actual facts, number of years specified between happenings are inconsistent and irreconcilable, names of people cannot be correct or if they are then the whole account is completely false, etc. We shall now explore more of these issues.

Another minor problem with the story as contained in the bible is the physical and archaeological evidence that conclusively shows that the term „pharaoh“ in Egyptian means „Great House“ and that its original usage was NOT that of…

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Hebrew Bible: Plagiarized Mythology and Defaced Monotheism

Ashraf Ezzat

Many are the stories that were told in the Hebrew Bible, but the one story that is yet to be told is the story of the Hebrew Bible itself.

Dr. Ashraf Ezzat

The relationship with gods/god has always been one of man’s oldest preoccupations, and still is till this very day. While it’s fair to assume that Modern day man owes his advancement in philosophy and science to ancient Greece and its earliest thinkers, it’s equally fair when it comes to the development of religion and the evolution of religious thinking to give credence to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia.

In fact, the earliest vestiges of human faith in God, as we know it today, are to be traced back to the valley of the River Nile and the one between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. We’re surely to find the root of our belief in a supreme creator inscribed…

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Herod Antipas: The Would-Be King

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A Sermon preached by the Rev. Jeffrey A. Geary at the White Plains Presbyterian Church
on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 15, 2018

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Psalm 85:8-13           Mark 6:14-29

This is not the sermon I preached yesterday, but a remembrance of topics I covered…

After Jesus sends out the twelve out to heal and cast out spirits and teach about the realm of God, and before they return to report on their success, the Gospel of Mark relates the drama surrounding the death of John the Baptist. It is a historical aside, meant to cast light on the stories around it (which we will talk about in the sermon next week) and to foreshadow the resistance Jesus’ ministry is about to encounter and the death he himself will experience in Jerusalem.

I framed the sermon with an account of the recent public misuse of scripture by Mark Harris, Jeff Sessions, Franklin…

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The Traditions and History of the Summer Solstice #SummerSolstice #Stonehenge

Alison Williams Writing

Here’s a post from a few years ago – it’s a beautiful day today for the summer solstice.

‘As the sun spirals its longest dance, cleanse us.

As nature shows bounty and fertility bless us.

Let all things live with loving intent and to fulfil their truest destiny.’

Wiccan blessing for summer

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Were you up early this morning watching the sun rise? If you were, you were joining hundreds of other people marking this year’s summer solstice.

The summer solstice happens when the tilt of the Earth’s semi-axis is most inclined towards the sun. In fact, the word ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin ‘solstitium’ which translates as ‘sun stands still’. On this day there are the most hours of sunlight.

Humans have long been amazed by the power of the sun and light has a key role in many rituals, beliefs and superstitions. For Pagans in particular, this day has…

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