The Pokey Finger of God

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Persecution Complex

May 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Persecution Complex · christianity, culture, history

Another one of those questions that got me started as a child, was “How did Christianity get to be so popular?” The more I learned about it, the less I liked it, and I couldn’t get over the fact that the Roman persecution should have driven the whole thing out of existence very early on. […]

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The Soul Loss Theory of Death

March 11th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Soul Loss Theory of Death · christianity, history, metaphysics

One of the books that lent me is a look at the Old Testament from the perspective of Cultural Anthropology. The title even states the same in fewer words. Within this text we are told that the miraculous revivals of the dead performed by Elijah and Elisha only make sense from the perspective of “the […]

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