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Hidden texts revealed in ancient manuscripts

Cool story out of the Smithsonian: Last summer, Giulia Rossetto, a specialist in ancient texts at the University of Vienna, was on a train home to Pordenone, in northern Italy, when she switched on her laptop and opened a series … Continue reading

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Old bones equal proof the bible is true!

At least, as far as Fox News is concerned. Here’s their headline: Mysterious bones may belong to John the Baptist There’s no way to be sure, of course, as there are no confirmed pieces of John the Baptist to compare … Continue reading

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Reader writes: “How was James Brayshaw?”

My reply: Whoops. This Man having has really cut down on my blogging time. Also it’s dark in the mornings and I’ve gotten lazy in terms of getting up early to write. None of those are good reasons to forget … Continue reading

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I think bible archeologists walk a fine line

Obviously it’s worthwhile to hunt for artifacts that can provide a more rounded image of earlier days but I hope the never-ending drive to prove the bible is true isn’t the only reason people go digging in Israel and area. … Continue reading

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“Is it possible that …Jesus learned to purify his mind using ancient Vedic techniques?”

I love how people get so worked up about Christ’s missing years that they’ll go through this much trouble to invent one for him. There’s a three part set of documentaries suggesting Jesus was in India at the tender age … Continue reading

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God’s wife written out of the bible?

What an idea. Who came up with that one? Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a theologian who’s been looking back earlier writings that suggest ancient Israelites had two gods they were worshiping: Yahweh and his wife, Asherah. Stavrakopoulou bases her theory on … Continue reading

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Tonight Only! Saskatoon Freethinkers presents: Chris diCarlo and “We Are All Africans”

If you live in or around Saskatoon and are free tonight to attend a lecture, have we got a good one for you. Nicking from the official blog for our group: The Saskatoon Freethinkers are excited to announce a special … Continue reading

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“You have a meaningful life when you live a symbolic life…”

Apparently labyrinths have seen an increase in popularity — not those tipsy marble maze boxes, but the people-sized ones that can be walked around while contemplating life, the universe and everything. It must be true; the Denver Post says so. … Continue reading

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How big was Nazareth 2000ish years ago?

I never saw this article at the time, but apparently archeologists found a house that probably didn’t belong to Jesus but is still an interesting find. The archeological find shows how different it was 2,000 years ago: There were no … Continue reading

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Quotable Onion (and because everyone else is doing it)

I usually don’t enjoy satire as I am often not in on the joke, but for this recent article about perplexed Sumerians and God’s creation, I’m glad I can laugh with everyone else: “The Sumerian people must have found God’s … Continue reading

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