Tag Archives: resurrection

Left Below

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Rapture, if only from those bumper stickers that say, “In case of rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned.” Because it’s totally not prideful to assume you’ll be one of the ones raptured, and I’m … Continue reading

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Mr. Jesus Is Very Far Away

Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, by Bart D. Ehrman – I’ve read several other books by Ehrman, a New Testament scholar who usually writes for a general audience, and always enjoyed them. In this book, … Continue reading

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Sunny Side Up

I like to try to tie my mythology posts to holidays when possible, but here it is Easter weekend, and I’ve already written about the goddess Eostre/Ostara. I’ve also covered the resurrection stories of Osiris, Attis, Tammuz, and Odin. So … Continue reading

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When Allah Ends It All

What I know about Islamic eschatology indicates that their beliefs about the end of the world aren’t too different from those of most other religions. In fact, as with much of Islam, it appears that a significant portion of it … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Celsus

Christianity attracted criticism from followers of other religions (and no religion) from its early days, and some of those criticisms are still in use today by heretics like me. {g} A man named Celsus was one of the better-known critics, … Continue reading

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Also Sprach Zarathustra

For today’s historical religious figure, let’s take a trip to ancient Iran, or as it was then known, “Iwalked.” Okay, that was just a little humor. (Very little, in fact.) Actually, I’m not sure what the appropriate term would be … Continue reading

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Tammuz Talk

Since summer has officially begun, the deity to whom we turn today is one closely associated with the summer, the Babylonian Tammuz. The god was originally known as Dumuzi in Sumeria, but is much better known by his Semitic name, … Continue reading

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