If we line up the four gospels - Mark (60CE), Matthew (70-90CE), Luke (80-95CE), then John (90-100CE) - an interesting pattern emerges.
The Grand Old Party isn’t much of a party for women; it’s more like a frat party - a power-drunk letch-fest. The Grand Old Boys…
When you look a little closer at the stories in the Bible, it turns out that God is an awful lot like Trump.
To Evangelicals, the Old Testament is the timeless Word of God, except when the vile atrocities described there become inconvenient.
Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was given by God to men who acted essentially as human transcriptionists.
Religious beliefs and political beliefs have become, for many Evangelicals, indistinguishable objects of devotion, beyond question.
The Quran and the Bible largely agree on a God-given male-dominated gender hierarchy in which men can negotiate bodily rights to girls.
Harming society may actually be part of religion’s survival strategy. When people feel prosperous and secure, the hold of religion weakens.
Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.
As antiquities scholarship improves, it becomes increasingly clear that the origins of Christianity are convoluted, and not very coherent.