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Posted inPhilosophy

One cosmic incarnation or (very, very) many?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am in the throes of writing a book with Dr. Aaron Adair with the working title of Aliens And Religion: Where Two Worlds Collide—Assessing the Impact of Discovering Extra-Terrestrial Life on Religion and Theology. It’s turning out to be a very interesting writing process since the discipline of “astrotheology” (yes, that’s a thing) is […]

Posted inHistory

Carrier’s Mythicism Is a Win-Win

Reading Time: 11 minutes Jesus scholarship is often… “a disguise to do theology and call it history, do autobiography and call it biography, do Christian apologetics and call it academic scholarship.” John Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography I’ve read a lot of Richard Carrier’s work, but very little on his case for the mythicism of Jesus. This is partly […]

Posted inReligion

A Religion Obsessed with Blood

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s amazing how different your upbringing can look to you after you get some distance from it. I grew up holding certain things as sacred which I now realize are nothing of the sort. Or perhaps I should say I see now that “sacredness” is a subjective value assigned to a thing by an individual […]

Posted inUncategorized

A Bit of Easter Humour

Reading Time: < 1 minute The serious philosophical point to one of these is that Jesus’ sacrifice wasn’t all that: he sacrificed himself to himself to sit on his own right-hand side for eternity in heaven. Not all that, right? Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher

Posted inDeath & Dying

Jesus’ Sacrifice Wasn’t All That

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is a ubiquitous notion that Jesus sacrificed an awful lot for our sins. Putting Atonement to the side for the minute (after all, it’s a completely nonsensical ideal), let us consider the sacrifice that Jesus made. So what happened to Jesus at the end of his life? Well, we know that, unbeknownst to him […]

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