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The Bible Doesn't Say Anything
Ryan Austin Fitzgerald
Religion scholar, amateur movie critic, bedroom guitar hero.
Reading is an act of interpretation. You are right now interpreting symbols that I have placed in a particular order on the internet.
'Sicarii Essenes,' 'Those of the Circumcision,' and Qumran
Author, James the Brother of Jesus
In a much overlooked description of 'the Essenes', attributed to the Third-Century Early Church theologian Hippolytus in Rome, there exists a completely original version of Josephus' famous description of them.
An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law
Warren J. Blumenfeld
To be quite frank, I can't see how two women purchasing a sweet wedding cake or two men sharing a romantic meal in a nice restaurant could offend God, for if God exists, what would be most offensive is using God's name to justify oppression.
Oy Vey Maria! The Virgin Birth as Mistake, Marketing, and Major Distraction
Rev. David Felten
Pastor, Author, and Co-Creator of "Living the Questions" curri...
There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren't the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus' mother that can sometimes border on the fanatic. But Mary can be a bit of problem.
Galatians 6: Fighting for Freedom
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder
Author, Speaker, Lover of Bible and Pop Culture
From Istanbul to Cairo, from Rio to Raleigh, from women's rights to gay rights to voting rights, until all are free, none are free.
The Apostle Paul Was Not A Misogynist Homophobe
Aaron Daniel Taylor
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "To be great is to be misunderstood." If Emerson was right, then the Apostle Paul might be one of the greatest men to ever live. Few religious leaders have been as grossly misunderstood as Paul.
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