Month: October 2017

Why does this leading “non-profit” atheist organization (FFRF) keep so much of the pie for itself?

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) (and their employees) lead newsworthy anti-Christian campaigns against schools, government bodies, religious organizations, and anyone else they feel violates their atheistic (or as they would call it, non-theistic) principles. Outwardly, they claim to fight for the separation of church and state using the Establishment Clause as their primary tool. However,

Don’t mess with Texas – Students at Texas school fly Christian flags to spite atheist organization’s legal campaign against their school

FFRF (Freedom from Religion Foundation) has slithered back into Texas, this time to battle LaPoynor High School in an attempt to force the LaRue, Texas school to remove a Christian cross flag flown during a “See You at the Pole” event. However, students at the school refused to back down and took it upon themselves

Chronological summary of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John timeline)

It's called the "Synoptic Problem", the perceived contradiction of various events in the four gospels.  Typically this perceived contradiction is chronological.  However, novice readers fail to understand the nuances of ancient writers and their works.  In the ancient Near East, historical events were often grouped by themes or geography and not necessarily presented in chronological

Federal Court rules in atheist organization lawsuit – 40-foot cross in World War I veterans memorial must be torn down

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia ruled that a cross erected in a public memorial in the 1920’s violated the Establishment Clause and was unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought by a Washington-based atheist organization, American Humanist Association (AHA), who base

Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles – Mesopotamian Chronicles (ABC)

ABC Translation of Column IV [iv.1] The third year [of Esarhaddon]:[x] [...]-ahhe-šullim, the governor of Nippur, and [iv.2] Šamaš-ibni, the Dakkurean, were transported to Assyria and executed in Assyria.   [iv.3] The fourth year:[x] Sidon was captured and sacked. [iv.4] In that same year: the major-domo conscripted troops in Akkad.   [iv.5] The fifth year:[x] On the second day of the month Tašrîtu

Mesopotamian Chronicles – Assyrian chronicle describes war of King Assur-res-isi against Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-sumi

The Chronicle of Aššur-reš-iši is a fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the war of king Aššur-reš-iši (r.1133-1115) against the Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-šumi (r.1132-1126). Translation [1'] [...] ... against them ... their ... an alliance ... the merchants ... he inflicted a defeat on them.   [2'] ... conquest. Aššur-reš-iši, king of Assyria,

The Epic of Atrahasis – a non-biblical account of the Great Flood (1600 BC)

  The Epic of Atrahasis is the fullest Mesopotamian account of the Great Flood. The text is known from several versions: two written by Assyrian scribes (one in the Assyrian, one in the Babylonian dialect), the third one (on three tablets) was written during the reign of king Ammi-saduqa of Babylonia (c.1647-c.1626 BCE). Atrahasis' Dream Explained [i.b35] Enlil