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Do you really think it all began with a sanctimonious Jewish wonder-worker, strolling about 1st century Palestine? Prepare to be enlightened. There were many Jesuses but the fable was a cultural construct (and, by the way, following a star would lead you in circles). WAS THERE A Jesus? Of course…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver CHRISTIANITY IS a fusion of two myths. The Jesus myth requires no explication. It is clear that the stories collected in the “New Testament” are versions of a folk-tale formed, like the legend of Robin Hood, by the accretion around a central figure of episodes in the careers…
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Douglas MercerEssays

Platt and family by Douglas Mercer IT LOOKS like both a brouhaha and a kerfuffle are brewing over in the tony precincts of McLean, Virginia. Apparently a White, young, and self-righteous pastor is getting on his God-given high horse about the issue of race. He wants his White congregation to rub their…
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Abbott Handerson Thayer – The Stevenson Memorial, 1903 by Wolf Stoner THE MAIN PROBLEM with European Christianity is that this alien ideology is closely intertwined with European culture in all its aspects. The main task is to separate those two components. The “mainstream”…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver THE periodical Magill, said to be the most widely circulated fortnightly in Ireland, in its issue for 16 May 1985, reported a symptomatic incident in Asdee, a hamlet not far from Ballybunion in County Kerry. Ballybunion is a town on the western coast of Ireland, south of the estuary…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver THE FIRST QUARTER of the new year has been a gloomy season for the Roman Catholics who hope to preserve something of the religion with which they are imbued in their youth. In New York, Bantam published (in both cloth-bound and paperback editions) David Yallop’s In God’s
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EssaysFiction

A modern parable to enhance your understanding — of how some things make no sense at all. by Arvin N. Prebost THESE low-life kids in my neighborhood kept throwing trash in my yard. I have always wanted my neighborhood to be quiet, peaceful, green, and clean. I told them that littering was wrong and…
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These quotations are from Hitler’s Table Talk, which is a series of informal, private conversations among Hitler and his closest associates, as recorded by Martin Bormann. THE CONVERSATIONS from which these excerpts are taken occurred from July 1941 to June 1942, mostly late at night or in early morning.…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver THE WINTER issue of the Skeptical Inquirer reports, without skepticism, the findings of a Gallup poll, which has no apparent political implications and may be accepted with only the usual formal reservation about the selection of samples and techniques of interrogation. A total…
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Douglas MercerEssaysGuest opinion

Russell Moore and his Web site by Douglas Mercer ACCORDING TO Tacitus, the ancient Germans had only two capital offenses — they hanged the traitors and drowned the cowards. Russell Moore, the prominent Southern Baptist leader known for his criticism of former President Donald Trump, is leaving…
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