Deliberations LIVE! Ep. 8
Abdu and Derek answer questions related to Bill Maher’s claims that Jesus was based on pagan myths. They also discuss the meaning of similarities and dissimilarities, if Christmas and Easter were based on pagan holidays, the symbolism of snakes in the Bible, and Hell.
All Rise: Asked and Answered! Bill Maher Claims Is Based on Pagan Myths
By now everyone has heard some version of “Jesus is based on [enter ancient deity here].” But these claims were debunked for nearly a century before being resurrected recently. And now, because overwhelming evidence debunked the older claims, new proponents have suggested different deities as the template for Jesus. Are these new claims any more […]
Not So Fast, Bart Ehrman: Jesus and Peregrinus, twinsies?
Is there anything worse than being unoriginal? Our culture has been cultivating the image of the ultimate free spirit over many decades now: the rugged individuals, taking on the world by themselves. The mavericks. The influencers. Who recalls the famous scene from Good Will Hunting where Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, must defend the […]
Between Joy and Hope | A Christmas Reflection
TRANSCRIPT Our family loves watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, the 1965 animated special (we don’t care much for the more modern sequel). It’s odd that something as seemingly frivolous as a cartoon can plumb the depths of Christmas. In the special, Charlie Brown is frustrated because his friends are putting on a Christmas pageant that […]