Bible Professor Says God Made Eve Using Adam’s Penis, Not His Rib

Of all the misinterpretations in the giant game of Telephone known as the Bible, this may be my favorite theory.

We’ve all heard the story of how Eve was supposedly created from Adam’s rib… even though men and women have the same number of ribs. But Professor Ziony Zevit from the American Jewish University in Maryland wrote in his 2013 book What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden? that this story was really the result of a bad translation. The book, which enjoyed a second life after it was reviewed in a recent issue of the Biblical Archeology Review, explained it this way:



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Two Bangladeshi Men Sentenced to Death for 2013 Killing of Atheist Blogger

In early 2013, there was a clash in Bangladesh over the writing of atheist bloggers that left at least two people dead, including blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider (a.k.a. Thaba Baba).

Today, two of the men involved in killing him have been sentenced to death.

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Christian Bakers Who Raised $515,000 Online Are Somehow Broke After Paying $137,000 Fine

Remember Melissa Klein and her husband Aaron? They’re the Christian owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery in Portland, Oregon, who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, then releasing the couple’s information to the public. Their illegal actions ultimately cost them $135,000 in fines, an amount that was more-than-covered by the $515,000 in donations they received from online supporters. They finally paid that fine (with interest) a few days ago.

But how do you spin a story of bigots who make bank into a tale of Christian Persecution?

Simple. You just leave out the part about people raising more than half-a-million dollars on your behalf.

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Listen to Two Christian Pastors Defending Their Multimillion-Dollar Private Jets

After Pastor Creflo Dollar begged his congregation for money so he could buy a $65 million plane, it’s worth asking: why do some Christian preachers need private jets?

Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis answered that question on the Believers Voice of Victory show Tuesday.

It started with Duplantis talking about how God spoke to him during a private flight and said he was letting his faith stagnate. Duplantis, shocked at the charge, said he unbuckled his belt and stood up to talk to God about this.

But before he could tell the rest of that story, Copeland chimed in:



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“Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” Billboard Generates (Fake) Controversy in Colorado

A new billboard in Grand Junction, Colorado is apparently “controversial,” though a news report failed to find anyone offended by it.

The digital ad put up by the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers reads, “Axial tilt is the reason for the season!” and sits near two Christian-owned businesses: Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby.



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