Monday, December 31, 2012

Colonialism Sucks
Book Cover

It is a truism that the context in which a particular historical period is viewed affect how a particular historical epoch is viewed by then contemporary scholarship. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

The End and the Maya

Mayan Glyphs
Well midnight on December 20th happened, it is now December 21st, and the world has not ended.
For the last generation or so people have been aware the Mayans supposedly predicted that the world would come to an end  on midnight December 20th 2012. This myth as indicated elsewhere in  book after book in is fact completely bogus1. The Maya did not in fact expect the world to end in 2012 and in fact expected it to continue to exist well into the far, far far future.2

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Moral Cretinism Part IX
The ban passages, Genocide and Himmler.

William Lane Craig

The following is, in full, a blog posting by the so-called Theologian William Lane Craig in response to two questions concerning the infamous ban passages from the Old-Testament. The terrible passages that talk about how God ordered the Israelites to kill everyone and in some cases “all that breathed” in the towns they took and that they exterminated the Canaanites from the land with fire and sword.