Tag Archives: ancient history

So Christians aren’t totally against carbon dating?

Read this: Using radiocarbon methods, the investigators discovered that this man dated back to 1-50 C.E., and did not receive a secondary burial, which was particularly rare for this type of tomb. And, while they found this man buried in … Continue reading

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Fascination isn’t what makes Christians keep their faith…

From Esquire of all places: The more I have read the Bible and studied the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination. But over the past few decades … Continue reading

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Entertainment break

Yesterday’s post was grimmer than I like doing so I’m not going to mock Rapture 2009 today like I’d intended. You can giggle at their salvation prayer page on your own time. I’ll just point out that Hebrew is read … Continue reading

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Hoaxes, jokes, and journalism.

There’s been a spate of stories demonstrating some rather craptacular journalism lately. So keen are they to be first on the story, they’ll bypass all the footwork/phonework that used to be required to verify a report prior to publishing. It’s … Continue reading

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“Finding this skeleton was more than luck”

National Geographic has a terrific article out about a recently announced discovery. The bones of a human ancestor from way back. Way way way back… The first, fragmentary specimens of Ardipithecus were found at Aramis in 1992 and published in … Continue reading

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Introducing the new and improved bible

Actually, it’s an extremely old but newly digitized bible, and it’s got people excited. The early work known as the Codex Sinaiticus has been housed in four separate locations across the world for more than 150 years. But starting Monday, … Continue reading

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Grasping at apocalypse straws?

Apparently it’s been predicted now that Jesus is really truly coming back to Earth, but not until 2023. Robert Singer’s gone through a lot of trouble (and maybe done some wacky math) to come up with that figure based on … Continue reading

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Ice age tools considered “a wonderful connection”

It’s stories like these that make me wonder how in the world anyone can buy into the 6000 year old Earth fantasy. Named the Mahaffy Cache, after Boulder resident and landowner Patrick Mahaffy, the collection is one of only two … Continue reading

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Merciful Zeus! Thank the archeologists!

Sometimes I wish I’d gone into that field, really and truly. Hard to make a decent living off it, probably, but once in a while you get your name in the papers for something pretty damned cool and there you … Continue reading

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On the Bible Diet? You’re better off just eating the Bible

Well, maybe not, but BBC reports that a theologian is suggesting people quit asking “What would Jesus eat?” and go buy some fruit to nibble on or something. Dr Nathan MacDonald, an Old Testament lecturer at St Andrews University, used … Continue reading

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