You are presented with two scenarios:
Scenario 1: A husband and wife appear happily married. The husband murders the wife.
Scenario 2: A husband and wife appear happily married, but the husband has been seeing an 18 year-old lover on the side, one who promised him her eternal devotion if his wife were out of the picture. The husband murders the wife.Add a comment Add a comment
I am thinking of writing a book called, "The History of Linguistics", it would be a short book consisting of one page that read, "God did it." I fear though that it won't sell too well in more scholarly circles. Actually, "God did it" is an obvious simplification. The actual story is far more complex that can only possibly be told in ten sentences as explained in Genesis chapter 11.Add a comment Add a comment
In the game Rummikub, each player has several tiles with numbers and colors. The object is to get rid of all your tiles by creating certain allowed patterns of the numbers and colors. The best tile is the wildcard, that you can use for any number and any color. It gets the player out of any bind without requiring the player to insert the correct number or color tile. Just like in this game, religion has it's own version of this wildcard called the "God wildcard".Add a comment Add a comment
Almost a thousand years ago, Anselm of Canterbury shared in writing how he came to accept God's existence a priori, that is, how he found justification for God's existence independently of experience. Anselm's realization was that if we can conceive of a greatest possible being, then it must exist. This would later become known as the Ontological argument for the existence of God.Add a comment Add a comment
Most people know that the difference between Judaism and Christianity, is Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah as prophesied in the Old Testament, but Jews reject this claim, as well as any divinity or supernatural relationship between the man Jesus and God. Many Jews and Rabbinic scholars have written extensively as to the many reasons why Jesus cannot possibly be the Messiah, yet even more Christians have written extensively as to why Jesus must be the Messiah. The most widely Christian-referenced scripture used as evidence that Jesus is indeed the Messiah, is Isaiah 53, the "suffering servant". But if we critically examine this text, what we find should be incredibly disturbing to any Christian.Add a comment Add a comment
"After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth."
Not the best way to start an historical account. I mean, how was this possible without Viagra?
"When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful..."
The "sons of God" were, like in Greek mythology, more gods. In monotheistic religions, these heavenly beings are referred to as "angels", yet they are no different from the gods in other mythologies. Some argue that the "sons of God" were human, but if that were the case, the women would not be referred to as "daughters of humans".Add a comment Add a comment