Sodom’s Shameful Sin

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The Solid Sky

Hector Avalos has a lengthy and detailed post about the solidity of the sky – the “firmament” – in ancient Israelite thinking, as found reflected in the Bible. Click through to read it, especially if you are not aware of how this provides overwhelming evidence that so-called Biblical literalists in fact pick and choose what [Read More...]

Was Child Sacrifice Once Common?

As modern people, we often find it hard to believe that ancient people lived as they did. And in the case of some practices, like human sacrifice, we may suspect that reports are exaggerated. In a discussion in a comment thread, this subject came up. Ezekiel 20:25-26 seems to suggest that child sacrifice in Israel [Read More...]

Interest in the Bible

Fred Clark recently noted how odd it is that some will make an issue that is of at most tangential interest (pun intended) to the Biblical authors a litmus test of religious identity, but ignore things that are emphasized repeatedly. One obvious example is the Bible's prohibition against charging interest (at least when lending to [Read More...]

Ezekiel 4:12 Cereal

Ask and you shall receive! After I suggested the idea in my last post, Jeff Carter kindly made this addition so as to offer a more comprehensively Biblical range of cereal choices: If you don’t get the joke, take a look at Ezekiel 4:9, which gives its name to a genuine range of products, and [Read More...]

Biblical Breakfast?

I just saw this on Jesus Needs New PR: It definitely cries out for someone to photoshop it so that it mentions Ezekiel 4:12 and is proudly said to have been baked over excrement! [Read more...]


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