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|Pandora's Box: A Rejoiner to the Refutation of Adam and Eve|
Friday, November 24 @ 06:34:49 AST
|Time to deconstruct the social legacy of the myth|
By Corey Gilkes
November 24, 2006
My comrade Tyehimba's essay on Refuting the Myth of Adam and Eve raised very important points that in my view are not discussed nearly enough as we set about the business of hammering out a Caribbean civilisation and reconstructing the Africa as we knew it to be. I wish to further add to his contribution by calling into question something I think he himself should have paid more attention to: the psychological, social and political impact of the historicising of the Adam and Eve story, indeed the entire Old Testament as well as the New Testament and its central figure.
Today as the debate rages on over the issue of Intelligent Design vs Evolution - a truly nonsensical debate if there ever was one - I find very few people understand something that should have been quite obvious, glaringly obvious. The Christian argument has no place in any scientific discussion because it is simply not scientific and likewise, the scientific argument has no place in theology because it is not theological. This is one of the proverbial elephants in the room that no one (especially those on the religious side) seems to have picked up on. But then the Christian worldview and Christian teachings has such a deep hold on people's psyche that even though many in the Evolutionist camp dismiss the Creationists, they themselves make very little attempt to analyse and deconstruct the Creationist's foundational arguments. It's almost as if there is a quiet deference to certain articles of faith and the obvious is now anything but that.
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|Pandora's Box: Refuting the Myth of Adam and Eve|
Tuesday, November 07 @ 19:11:57 AST
|by Ras Tyehimba|
November 07, 2006
There is a lot of important information that though cannot be reasonably disputed, is not incorporated fully into the mainstream body of information that comes from mainstream media and the formal education system. One area of subjugated information has to do with the earliest beginnings of humanity. The misinformation and confusion around these earliest beginnings can be attributed to the pervasiveness of Judeo-Christianity. If one is to follow the Bible the age of the earth and humanity are approximately 6000-9000 years old. Understanding historical realities is made even more difficult when attempts are made to reduce the billions of years of earth's life forms into a mere 7000 year span as articulated by the Bible.
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|Pandora's Box: Dangerous Religion - Bush's Theology of Empire|
Friday, December 19 @ 13:56:11 AST
|by Jim Wallis|
Published by Sojourners,
Religion is the most dangerous energy source known to humankind. The moment a person (or government or religion or organization) is convinced that God is either ordering or sanctioning a cause or project, anything goes. The history, worldwide, of religion-fueled hate, killing, and oppression is staggering. —Eugene Peterson (from the introduction to the book of Amos in the Bible paraphrase The Message)
"The military victory in Iraq seems to have confirmed a new world order," Joseph Nye, dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, wrote recently in The Washington Post. "Not since Rome has one nation loomed so large above the others. Indeed, the word 'empire' has come out of the closet."
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|Pandora's Box: A Destiny Linked to Iraq is the Only Thing They Share|
Thursday, November 20 @ 12:10:19 AST
|Bush and Blair could not be further apart on all aspects of social reform|
by Polly Toynbee
November 19, 2003 by the Guardian/UK
The spectacle over the next few days of Tony Blair and George Bush beaming and backslapping remains as puzzling as ever. Is this just realpolitik business-as-usual, putting out more flags in the Mall for another necessary but unsavory foreign leader? If so, Blair plays his part well, his energetically sincere smile never faltering.
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|Pandora's Box: Cartoons and the Messianic Age: Tom and Jerry and Jerry|
Tuesday, November 12 @ 00:00:00 AST
|by Tarif Abboushi|
In the venerable cartoon, the protagonists' conflicting agendas define the epitome of cat-and-mouse rivalry: simple survival for the mouse while the cat relentlessly tries to gobble him up. On rare occasions, as when both find themselves evicted from the house, they set aside their differences and pool their cunning for as long as it takes to reclaim the common right of residence, whereupon the old enmity is inevitably resumed. Today's alliance between the American theological-political landscape's most curious of bedfellows--" evangelical Christians and Zionist Jews"-- is a case of life imitating the cartoon.
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|Pandora's Box: Thinking outside the box|
Sunday, November 03 @ 00:20:10 AST
|by Terry Joseph|
Among the significant items that last week competed with sensational revelations for media space was the discovery of a burial box said to once contain bones of James, identified as the younger brother of Jesus Christ.
Even as an opening bid, that admission makes St Jude, self-described brother of James, another sibling of Jesus; broadening Christianity's first-family configuration in a way not often contemplated by the faithful.
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|Pandora's Box: Christian Coalition Boosts Israel|
Monday, October 28 @ 08:58:46 AST
|October 24, 2002, by Jo Freeman|
Support for Israel was the major theme of the
2002 Road to Victory conference held by the Christian Coalition
in Washington, D.C. October 11-12.
Long known as a major source of troops
for the right-wing of the Republican Party, the CC has undergone
a lot of changes in the last few years. It has always advocated
Christian support for the Israeli state, but never so thoroughly
and vociferously as this year. At the conference and in the exhibit
area there were more Israeli flags than American flags and Stars
of David vastly outnumbered Crucifixes.
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