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Posts on 08/23/16

Monotheistic Religions, Cold War, and Containment

(Robert Whealey, USA, 08/23/16 1:19 pm) I agree with David Duggan (20 August) that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are the three most viable religions for the next century. Hindus will be limited to their own sub-continent. The Hind ...

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Equinoxes, Moses, Kristin Armstrong

(David Duggan, USA, 08/23/16 8:38 am) I believe Ric Mauricio (22 August) means vernal equinox for "spring solstice" as the astronomical correlate for Easter (although Easter comes around the time of [most] Passover celebrations, ...

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An Era and Its Myths: Karen Armstrong

(John Heelan, UK, 08/23/16 6:01 am) WAISers might be interested in A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong. Armstrong, an ex-Roman Catholic nun and historian, has written on a variety of religious subjects, including ...

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Thoughts on Imaginary Entities

(Massoud Malek, USA, 08/23/16 4:46 am) Jews, Christians and Muslims are forced to believe in an imaginary god who created the light on the first day and then decided to give us the Sun on the fourth day. Beside creating the universe, he al ...

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Jewish People of Ancient Rome

(Edward Jajko, USA, 08/23/16 3:48 am) A comment on one paragraph in Eugenio Battaglia's August 22nd posting on Koestler's theory on the origin of the Jews: Eugenio wrote, "The Roman Empire did not scatter the Jewish peo ...

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Posts on 08/22/16

Ric Mauricio on Monotheism and Polytheism: Which One is Christianity?

(John Eipper, USA, 08/22/16 2:27 pm) Ric Mauricio writes: Oh, I like Tor Guimaraes's Portuguese expression, "apelando para ignorancia" (21 August). But everyone seems to classify Christianity as a ...

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Polytheism Today

(John Heelan, UK, 08/22/16 4:41 am) JE commented on 21 August: "Nobody has yet come up with an example of a polytheistic religion replacing a monotheistic one." Maybe not necessarily "replacing," but "c ...

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"Merkelsommer"; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 08/22/16 4:26 am) Gary Moore writes: Patrick Mears's August 21st mention of the Wurzburg and Bavaria terrorist attacks in Germany this summer reminds that the incidents are becomin ...

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Koestler`s Theory on the Origin of the Jewish People

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/22/16 3:51 am) Very good post from Luciano Dondero, 20 August. I fully agree with Luciano that invoking the Bible's authority on the history of the children of Shem is, for sure, a dubious endeavor. The Bible ...

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Posts on 08/21/16

Monotheism and Polytheism

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/21/16 5:51 pm) John Eipper commented on 20 August: "monotheism's intolerance seems to give it an evolutionary advantage [over polytheism]. What do other WAISers think? I completely disagree with this ...

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