Monthly Archives: September 2014

Famous “Biblical” Terms and Verses NOT Found In the Bible

Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Have a Sense of Humor?

I had something of an epiphany (little ‘e’) a while back. I had been struggling with certain passages in the New Testament in which Jesus says things that seem totally bizarre or incongruous. Then, it finally hit me: duh! He … Continue reading

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Are We Saved By Our Faith Alone?

Some believe that we are saved by our faith alone. But “faith” does not just mean “belief” in God or that Jesus is the Son of God. If that were true, according to the Bible, then the devil himself would … Continue reading

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Avoiding Anger

Anger. I do not recall a single time in my life that I am glad to have been angry. People talk about righteous anger. I don’t know about you but for me all anger feels ‘righteous’ at the time. In … Continue reading

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Aren’t We All Just a Little Religious?

I hear people say all the time that they are not at all religious. I don’t believe a word of it. Religion is hardwired into our basic DNA. Some call it superstition. We all have it to some extent. What … Continue reading

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Why We Go to Church

We don’t go to church because we are good Christians. We go to church because we are *poor* Christians and want to be better. At least that’s my excuse. What’s yours?

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Is Abortion Really a Sin?

I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions … Continue reading

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Misinterpreting the Bible

The Bible doesn’t always mean what people think it means. Case in point, I thought I had found yet another glaring contradiction in the Bible: I was reading the Book of Numbers and it said that God does not lieĀ (Numbers … Continue reading

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Ichthys Vs. Cross

I wonder if Jesus would be a little creeped out by the *cross* being his symbol. It seems a bit like the thirty-ought-six being a symbol for Martin Luther King Jr.. I’d be willing to bet that Jesus would prefer … Continue reading

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What Was Jesus Christ’s Real Name?

It will probably come as little surprise that “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. But it may surprise some people to know that “Jesus” was not actually his first name either. So what was Jesus originally called? In Aramaic, his … Continue reading

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