Religion

Did God Create Atheists, Or Did Humans Create God?

Nov 19, 2017 | | Say something

It’s been asked: How can you be a Jew and an Atheist? The religious Jew’s response has been: Why did God create Atheists?* Well, if we look more closely: Technically, whether we wish to believe this or not, “God” is a human imagined concept. So, maybe the question should be, “How did God create atheists […more]

Etemenanki – the Real Babylonian ‘Tower of Babel’

Yes, the Tower of Babel (Etemenanki) actually existed. It was a completed Ziggurat in 600 BCE Babylon housing the Temple of Marduk. It was the basis for the later written Jewish myth, written by Jews of Israel who were conquered and brought to Babylon as workers. BUT, despite how the Jewish myth is presented in […more]

The Origins Of Yom Kippur Is Found In 400 BCE

Sep 29, 2017 | | 1 comment

“Thus, it seems that the three biblical mentions of the Day of Atonement (Numbers 29:7-11, Leviticus 16:1-34, and Leviticus 23:26-32) were inserted by priests during the Second Temple period to validate new rites added to purify the Temple in advance of the most important holiday in the Jewish calendar at the time, Sukkot. The priests […more]

Do We Need To Update Our Myths To More Accurately Reflect Our Reality?

Aug 11, 2017 | | 1 comment

“In the beginning, when God created the seven Human species to commingle together upon the earth, he looked upon all that he had created and called it good. There was peace among the species of Man, among all humankind, for a very long time. But, when the humans gifted with unusual creativity took to spreading […more]

Surprise, The Canaanite People Are In Lebanon!

Jul 29, 2017 | | 1 comment

So, Canaanite descendants are modern day Lebanese. Interesting! After their formations, Judah and Israel lived side-by-side with the people they called Canaanites, a people who lived in the areas of what is Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel today. DNA analysis shows that the modern day people of Lebanon are living proof of their continued […more]

Did you know the ancient Shabbat was on the full moon?

Tonight is the Full Moon, the middle of the lunar month. The full moon was ritually celebrated in the ancient BC era by a Shabbat, a day of taking-rest for ritual purposes. Tonight’s full moon also happens to fall on the separate ancient BC era concept of a civil day of rest from work, known […more]

Ancient Egyptians and Their DNA Connection To The Levant

May 31, 2017 | | Say something

So, were the ancient Egyptians Jewish or Arabic? 🙂 (The answer: Both, and neither.) Genetically, the Egyptians of so-called “biblical” times were Semitic. This is not surprising to Jewish people, having historically both a secular and religious connection to the ancient people of Egypt. “In a study published May 30 in the journal Nature Communications, […more]

What Precisely Is The Jewish Festival Of Pesach? Are you sure you know?

Apr 9, 2017 | | 2 comments

What is Pesach (Passover), precisely? Do you actually know, beyond the accepted teaching of your community? Pesach is the yearly Jewish celebration of two very ancient spring festivals in one. A sheppard’s firstborn slaughter festival + a farmer’s wheat harvest festival + modern rabbinical re-invention of these holidays = Pesach, as we know it today! […more]

The Myth Of The Authentic Jew

“Haredi ultra-Orthodox Jews and Secular Humanistic Jews are both Jewish – if each of us contains multitudes, so too does Judaism… More than that the Jews have kept being stubborn, being stubborn has kept the Jews around. You do not get to tell me that I do not get to be Jewish.” – Rabbi Adam […more]

Is the Jewish priestly blessing originally an Egyptian sun god blessing?

Mar 20, 2017 | | 1 comment

Every human culture has a religion, and all religions have their roots in sun worship. All culture’s religions have their roots in an earlier culture’s religion, save for the first hunter-gatherer culture. All culture’s religions have their start or origins in polytheism and animism, and this includes the three dominate modern theistic religions of the […more]