Contradictions of Christianity

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By Eric Thomson

When Alice balks at believing an absurdity, the Red Queen advises her to believe in at least one absurdity before breakfast. Or, as Tertullian proclaimed, “I believe (in Christianity) because it is absurd!” In modern parlance, he would have said, “I buy this car because it doesn’t run at all!” “I use this pen because it doesn’t write!” Or, “I pay this bill because it doesn’t add up!” An absurdity is more than a contradiction; it is a ridiculous contradiction. We can thank the founders of Christianity for warning us that their cult is a conglomeration of absurdities, for sheep, rather than men.

Christianity has always consisted of what is written, which changes, as we currently see in the recent proliferation of different versions of “The Holy Bible”. But what is written and what is done by believers is quite another thing. The written versions of the Christ-Cult change, according to the wishes of the powers that be, and so do the beliefs and behavior of the believers, who are, after all, “sheep”.

Because Christians, as well as other sheep, have no critical faculties, they do not even enquire into the origins of beliefs they use frequently, if not daily, in describing their ‘own’ beliefs and utterances. Christians do not even know what god they worship. Every time they say ‘alleluia’, they are saying in Hebrew, ‘up with Yah’ or ‘Hail Yah’, Yah being the ancient tribal god of the Habiru Sagaz or Desert Cutthroats, as jews were known in those times. Later on, the jews added another god to their original, and that god is now called ‘Yahweh’. For no good reason, the Christians continue praising “Yah”. Every time a Christian says ‘amen’, he is praying to the Egyptian god, Amon or Amen, who was their god of fertility. Like the jew-god, Yah, this deity was later combined with the Sun God to become Amen-Ra. The creation of new gods by adding the name of one god to another is followed by the so-called Freemasons, who are told when receiving the 4th or Royal Arch degree, that “the true name of God is Jabulon”. This god is a combination of Ja or Yah, the tribal god of the ancient Hebrews; Baal, the fertility god of the Babylonians, and Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead; a grotesque monster indeed!

As to be expected, Christians can’t even count. They are always babbling about “The Second Coming” of Jesus, when they should be talking about “The Third Coming”. According to their New Testament, Jesus was born and ‘died’ on the cross. That’s #l. Then, he reappears before his disciples after his burial. That’s #2. The Christians were expecting Jesus to reappear on 1000 A.D., just as they did on 2000 A.D. They might as well be waiting for “The Great Pumpkin” to come down from the sky, for all the good their fantastic faith will do them.

The god of the Old Testament is quite different from the Jesus of the New Testament. Yahweh remains a jewish tribal god, but Jesus has been transmuted by Saul, alias Paul, from being a savior of “the lost sheep of the House of Israel” into a universal god with the addition of myriad pagan, that is, non-jewish beliefs and symbols. This paganization continues with the advent of the “Black Christ”, which adds animism, voodoo, wicca and Earth-worship to the pre Christian content of “Christian” doctrine. The Catholics have the heretic, St. Francis, as their animist advocate, so that much is not new. Animists believe that all living creatures and inanimate objects are beings with souls, which must be accorded due respect and worship.

Judaism can be characterized as a religion of vengeance, while Christianity can be characterized as a religion of forgiveness. Yet, Christianity is one of the bloodiest religions on this planet. The jews can be accused of instigating wars, but the Christians fought them to bloody finishes. It can be argued that the wars would have occurred, regardless of the current religion; yet, Christianity was used to foment them and to justify them by the clergy. This religion of ‘peace’, ‘love’ and ‘forgiveness’, whose supposed founder declared his kingdom to be “not of this earth”, never prevented nor stopped a single war. On the contrary!

Semitic religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Communism and Capitalism are distinguished in that they oppose Man to Nature. Whatever Man wants comes first. Natural laws do not apply to Man, for no matter what he does or does not do, ‘his god will provide.’ Since Man is ‘exempt’ from Natural laws, he supposes that he will not be held responsible for ‘playing god’ with Nature. Capitalists and Communists both prate that “Man conquers Nature”, when a dam is built or an aircraft flies. This is, of course, nonsense, for Man is one of Nature’s creatures. Man achieves only by obeying Natural laws, not by ignoring them. Because he lacks understanding, Man thinks he can infinitely populate and despoil a finite planet, in pursuit of infinite profit. He thinks he can escape the penalties of race-mixing described in The Babel Fable, as well as the dismal outcome of massive downbreeding and dysgenic practices. But there will be no escape. There will be no magical rescue from our collective folly, for Nature is Nazi, and she is not fooled; especially by those who choose to fool themselves.

The hypocritical chameleon called Christianity is once again changing it’s political color. Most notable has been the churches’ back-peddling from doctrinal differences which instigated massive bloodshed and suffering; the doctrinal differences used to foment the wars, the crusades, the conquests, the torture and burning of heretics and ‘witches’ who consorted with the Devil. Non-Christian beliefs and symbols are being incorporated into the mainstream churches, in addition to Pre-Christian beliefs from the Middle East and Europe, which formed the bulk of ancient “Christian” practices and beliefs. All the bloodshed, the fiendish torture, the tyrannical mind-control of previous centuries are being wimpishly dismissed by Christians as “misunderstandings”. In previous times, Christianity was used to justify slavery, racial segregation (“Thou shalt not commit adultery” – from adulteration, meaning to pollute or contaminate), anti-homosexuality, etc. But now, the new gods of Christianity are Tolerance and Race-mixing, with the addition of a specious ‘Whole-Earth’ eco-philosophy, on par with the Christians’ specious version of ‘Natural Law,’ which they adopted around the Renaissance Era, which was anything but natural.

Western scientists and scholars of the Renaissance (the rebirth of knowledge, following the Dark Age of Christian dogma) discovered that pre-Christians had obtained considerable knowledge and wisdom by observations and studies of natural phenomena. Since observable natural processes were repeated, patterns of natural phenomena were called ‘Natural Laws’, which made it possible for people to predict, with some accuracy, the occurrence of natural events. Later men of the Renaissance or Age of Enlightenment, such as Descartes, were careful not to be hauled in by the Inquisition by publicizing their discoveries and suppositions. Descartes avoided the fates of Copernicus and Galileo by paying lip service to Christian dogma. He realized that people were governed by Natural Law, which made them predictable in important ways. Predictability, like predestination, denies ‘free will’, a tenet of church dogma, so Descartes claimed that Natural Law controlled men’s bodies, but not their ‘free will’. In his latter years, Descartes spent much time and labor to solve the dilemma he’d made for himself, by searching for the supposed nexus between the ‘free will’ of the mind and the Natural Law-abiding body. The pineal gland was his guess.

“Natural Law” became such a buzzword that the Christians adopted it as a label for their dogma. Hence, the speciousness of Christian prattle about “Natural Law”. Were farmers to use Christian dogma in their business, it would mean the preservation of the worst stock at the expense of the best, and it would mean the feeding of every varmint at the expense of his remaining stock. In short, it would mean the end of the farmer, and those who depended upon him for their food! The Christians’ version of “Whole-Earth” ecological tenets is likewise opportunistic and specious, for they maintain their dogma in favor of infinite human population growth. What they agree with, along with other schizophrenic ecology nuts, is the reduction of production and consumption by that rapidly-increasing population. The result of such a policy would be another Bangladesh or another Sahara, which is one of several man-made deserts. Of course, no Christian would mind such misery if he could live like the Pope!

As an organized racket, Christianity uses anything available to survive and to prosper. It has expanded by adopting and incorporating non-Christian beliefs and practices into its own doctrines, which are periodically ‘up-dated’ by rewriting of the scriptures. Currently, it is attempting to survive by incorporating doctrines which deny the ‘special’ status of Man as a being “created in Yahweh’s image” who is exempt from the laws which govern the survival of all other creatures. When Jesus is quoted as saying that “all those who do not believe in me shall perish in everlasting fire”, he is no longer taken seriously. No preacher says why this statement is to be ignored through the tolerance of non-Christian believers’ doctrines. Jesus warned those who would seek to “gain the world” at the price of losing “their souls”. So it is with Christianity, whose adherents want it to expand, on behalf of The Jew World Order, as did the Roman Empire, which incorporated more and more peoples, until it perished for lack of Romans.

It is obviously absurd for Aryans to believe in Semitic religions, for we are not Semites. Non-Aryan beliefs can only be anti-Aryan, just as it would be anti-Aryan to behave as if we were members of another species. By becoming ‘sheep’, we deny our own fundamental nature. We do violence to our innermost beings. Such alien creeds destroy us as individuals, and they lead to our destruction as a race. It’s time for Aryans to awake from their jewish nightmares. It is time to rediscover our true nature and to redeem our racial destiny. It is time to turn away from the dark faces of Judeo-Christianity and to gaze upon the bright future of O.R.I.O.N. – OUR RACE IS OUR NATION!

A GLOSSARY FOR NON-OVINE GOYIM

(1) Christianity: Communism with a big sky-jew. A motley monstrosity of paganism with kosher labels. Cabalistic victimization, i.e. Judaism for Gentiles. A profitable racket for jews.

(2) Judaism: Capitalism with a big sky-jew. A profitable racket for jews.

(3) Capitalism: Judaism without a big sky-jew. The Cult of the Golden Calf. A profitable racket for jews.

(4) Communism: Christianity without a big sky-jew. A profitable racket for jews.

(5) Liberalism: Communism without a little Earth-jew named Marx. A profitable racket for jews.

(6) Islam: A genuine Semitic religion whose adherents are hated by non-Semitic jews and communists.

(7) Hate: Whatever jews and their Zionist stooges hate.

(8) Prejudice: As currently misused, the exact opposite of its true meaning: “Gee, I’ve eaten 5 gallons of pistachio nut ice cream and I still don’t like it!” Or, “I’ve been mugged by 12 niggers and I still don’t like ’em.”

(9) Gay: An unhappy homosexual.

(10) Racist: any ostensible White person. A Nazi. Someone who puts bubblegum on seats in theaters.


Originally published January 12, 2000.

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Pope Says it’s Suicide Not to Take in Migrants

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Well, well… This Saturday, 22 April 2017, the Pope showed up at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Isola Tiberina, Rome, Italy. His minions of mind-manipulated slaves tagged along as always of course, for he is after all the Pope, the Human representative of the Jewish God on Earth, the democratically elected descendant of a lineage of Jewish Priests who worship a Jewish Essene named Jesus, a worship which was sold to them as a religion by the Jewish Pharisee Paul. Rest assured, it is all Kosher. After killing millions of Europeans who resisted the invasion of the Semitic religion – they now hold a strong foothold in Europe and European minds. What the Pope says is holy in the eyes of hundreds of millions of people, for he is doing God’s Will and is basically God’s messenger, an angel even – only without wings. Anyways, the Pope said the following beautiful things :


“Thanks you for being here. Thank you for your prayers. This church of the martyrs this reminded me of the cruelty, the cruelty that so many people have to suffer, the exploitation of people I’m reminded of the people who come here in boats and they are left there (in internment camps), in generous countries like Italy and Greece who receive them but then because of international agreements don’t allow them to move on.

If Italy was able to welcome two migrants per municipality there would be room for everyone. And this generosity of the south of Lampedusa, Sicily, Lesvos, if only it could infect a bit the north. It’s true we are a society that doesn’t have children, but we close the doors to migrants. This is called suicide. Let us pray!”


The Pope telling his fellow Christians and Jesus-believers that all these migrants are simply suffering and we have to open our doors and arms to them. Forget the suffering of Europeans, forget all the death and destruction, rape and murder, theft and harassment that is going on. Forget the fact that someone and something is controlling European nations and is disabling them from having children, is forcing them to pay abnormal taxes, is taxing them for having properties of their own; forget the fact that there exists a White Genocide agenda. Forget also the fact that Pope Francis was awarded the Coudenhove-Kalergi award in 2016 : The very source of the idea of the European Union, the very source which coined White genocide as a necessary next step for Europe in which Jews are supposed to rule the land.

Imagine his words – he wishes for the North of Italy to be “infected” by the same lunacy which the South is supposedly part of, yet we know very well that no sane Southern Italian is accepting nor welcoming this invasion of their homeland. But the choice of words : Infected. Impressive isn’t it? He is even fucking with you while speaking, he basically acknowledges that only an infected mind, a diseased and rotten mind, would be willing to accept these “refugees” and look at his people, land and race die out. A society which has no children, he says – I guess this must be “God’s Will” as well; or as we who know what the hell is going on call it : The Jewish question. Another source adds more to the cake :


Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become “concentration camps”. Francis praised countries helping refugees and thanked them for “bearing this extra burden, because it seems that international accords are more important than human rights”.

The basilica of St Bartholomew is a shine to Christians killed for their faith in the 20th and 21st century. It contains a prayer book used by Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old French priest killed by Islamist militants who stormed into a church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray last year, forced Hamel to his knees, and slit his throat while they chanted in Arabic. His sister Roselyne attended the service.


Isn’t that just wonderful? Using the prayer book of a priest who was killed by migrants and calling for more migration. That is Christianity my friends – and I advise you to read my Christian Cuck articles, especially the one where I quote the various Christian fathers and early Christian priests and converts who were ready and willing to deny their land, people, race, home, borders – pretty much everything. Since that didn’t work as the Jews and their Christian slaves expected, due to there still being Kings and Emperors who were not willing to forsake their lands and people – the Christian invasion of the Jews had to operate differently, for the time being. It had to infiltrate as many possible institutions and agencies of the King, it had to brainwash his people so that he – the King himself – would be forced to convert as well. The people would not accept a non-Christian King anymore, and with the King now having to bow down to the Church and Jews, he was in their complete control.

Of course, there were cases when a gullible and stupid King would come to the Throne, one who would himself willingly accept Christianity and he would then continue the spread of this poison on his own. He felt it to be God’s Will, for the Priest, the Pope was in his eyes the direct connection to Yahweh, he was the Mouth of God. Just as the Jews managed to stumble into a stupid Pharaoh (according to their story) back in the days of Egypt and controlled him by being his consultant of dreams, so were they “consulting” leaders of other regions through religion, astronomy, astrology, dream interpretation – and would – finally come to Europe and do the same through Christianity. You see, what the average lemming cannot comprehend is that the Jew uses both sides in order to destroy both of them, or at the very least, to destroy one of them.

For the Jew Christianity is an expendable tool. It has its uses, it served them well, and it still does serve them well, but one day it will simply be unnecessary. The acting, the theater called Christianity and the Church will one day simply become more annoying than useful – just as the Black Race that the Jews are currently using to destroy any and all European Nations – will become useless to them. The Jew has absolutely no problem in making people fight each other. But, let me sharpen your mind with the following statement : Ignore the existence of Christianity for a moment. All that is left without it is Jews manipulating one group of Europeans into killing the rest of the Europeans. Dismiss Christianity in your mind, and that is what is left.


Remove Communism, Marxism, Liberalism, Democracy, Feminism, etc. – remove just for a moment all these various Jewish ideologies from your mind and look at what truly is left behind. A European brother killing another European brother. A European sister betraying her European people. A son and daughter murdering their parents and ancestors.


As long as you give life to the various Jewish illusions they will have an impact. The moment you stop powering them up with your energy – all that is left behind is a charade. There are Christcucks who will claim that the current Pope Francis is an anti-Pope. Now, what the hell does that mean? How was he then elected? Democratically. Why didn’t God intervene if he knows all and sees all? Why is the Jewish God furthering the Jewish agenda? Why aren’t Christians stopping this Pope? Why hasn’t there yet been a single protest against him? Why are you afraid of this anti-Pope then? How many “good” Popes did even exist during the history of Christianity? How many Popes were Jewish? Why can your religion be used against your People? Why can your holy book be used against you? At what point do you draw the line? At what point do you realize that your religion is a Jewish construct, a Jewish tool for infiltration, a Jewish tool that will ultimately be part of our final genocide?

You like to draw images of Negroes and White liberals being controlled by a Jew in their mind. Why not draw one of a White Christian who was willing to go and “free Jerusalem” because it is the Jewish holy city of the Jewish God in the Jewish Bible? Why not draw one because White Christians allowed Jews into Britain expecting the return of Christ? Why not draw one because a Christian killed the last Pagan Roman Emperor? Why not draw a mind-manipulated European Christian because he went around the world spreading the “Word of the Jewish God”, carrying with him thousands of crypto-Jews who would then establish their own secret societies and infrastructures. Why not build a monument for all the Christian Zionists today who can’t wait for Jews to establish a New World Order?

What gave Christianity an illusion of power and control? The pathetic excuse of the Crusades. You know, not much has changed. The Jews are using the Muslim and non-White immigration to present their Kosher candidates as “far-right Nationalists”. Again, remove just for a moment immigration from your mind. Let us assume, just for a moment, that France, for example, is 98% White and that the remaining 2% are Jews. Would you then vote for a Zionist puppet, who loves Israel, who dates a Jew, whose daughter has Mossad relations, etc.? Assume the same for America, 98% : 2% – would you vote for a President who is pro-Zionist, pro-Israel, has children converted to Judaism, has children dating Jews, has Jews all around him and is telling you openly that he will implement a law that punishes anti-Semitism? So, why are you doing it now? Because the Jews created chaos with the non-White immigration and the value for “far-right” has dropped and became Kosher. You are openly accepting Zionist rule because you hope, you believe, that the Jews will help you and not betray you as they always do.


You think that you can control the Jew who is already controlling you through Democracy, Christianity, and various other Jewish cults. You think that you can control a Jewish created and designed institution and society. You think you are using Jewish selected Puppets in your Government. Get real, will ye?


Communists Torture and Massacre Priests, Nuns, and Choir Boys in Marxist Upheavals in Spain

Josefina Sauleda Paulis, of the Dominican cloistered monastery in Barcelona, has also been commended in Catholic sources. 

After being captured and interrogated by the Jews and their commie acolytes, and when about to be led away to be executed, she bravely and defiantly said: If you are going to kill me, why don’t you do it right here?

She was martyred and her body was found outside the Hippodrome in Barcelona.

These two martyrs were listed among 731 other Christian martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 2001 and 2007. In the beatification homily of Bonaventure Garcia Paredes and his companions, Pope Benedict said:

 

Adding such a great number of martyrs to the list of beatified persons shows that the supreme witness of giving blood is not an exception reserved only to some individuals, but a realistic possibility for all Christian people. It includes men and women of different ages, vocations and social conditions, who pay with their lives in fidelity to Christ and his Church.

Arthur Bryant, in his well-documented “Communist Atrocities in Spain”, tells of one murder squad which went to the Dominican Convent in Barcelona and informed the Mother Superior that “because of possible mob violence” the nuns should accompany the squad to a place of safety. They were then taken to the suburbs and murdered.

Their Jewish leader commented, “We needed the building. We didn’t want to muss it up before we occupied it.”

E.M. Godden, in “Conflict in Spain,” says on p. 72, “During the last week of July, 1936, the bodies of nuns were exhumed from their graves and propped up outside the walls of their convents. Obscene and offensive placards were attached to their bodies.”

In Madrid, it was estimated that one tenth of the population of Spain was murdered by the Communist Jews by 1939. De Fonteriz in “Red Terror in Madrid” tells how Cheka crews organized by Dimitrov and Rosenberg carried out a program of torture and murder so obscene that it cannot be repeated or described.

To further their World Murder Plan, the Jews have occasionally allowed a few of their numbers to be sacrificed. This was brought out at the meeting in Rothschild’s home in 1773, when it was stated, “But it has paid us even though we have sacrificed many of our own people. Each victim on our side is worth a thousand Goyim.”

What the speaker meant was that if one Jew happens to be killed, he will be avenged by the death of one thousand Christians, or “cattle” as the Christians are derisively referred to by the Jewish cult.

The speaker went on to point out to his rapt listeners that “We are interested in just the opposite … in the diminution, the killing out of the Goyim.” The record of this meeting in Rothschild’s house survived how?

Toll on the clergy

In the course of the Jews’ commie Red Terror, 6,832 members of the Catholic clergy, 20% percent of the nation’s clergy, were killed. The figures break down the as follows: Some 283 women religious were killed. Some of them were badly tortured. 13 bishops were killed from the dioceses of Siguenza Lleida, Cuenca, Barbastro, Segorbe, Jaén, Ciudad Real, Almeria, Guadix, Barcelona, Teruel and the auxiliary of Tarragona. Aware of the dangers, they all decided to remain in their cities. I cannot go, only here is my responsibility, whatever may happen, so said the Bishop of Cuenca.

In addition 4,172 diocesan priests, 2,364 monks and friars, among them 259 Claretians, 226 Franciscans, 204 Piarists, 176 Brothers of Mary, 165 Christian Brothers (also called the De La Salle Brothers), 155 Augustinians, 132 Dominicans, and 114 Jesuits were killed. In some dioceses, the number of secular priests killed are overwhelming:

In Barbastro 123 of 140 priests were killed, about 88 percent of the secular clergy were murdered, 66 percent In Lleida, 270 of 410 priests were killed. about 62 percent In Tortosa, 44 percent of the secular priests were killed.

In Toledo 286 of 600 priests were killed. In the dioceses of Málaga, Minorca and Segorbe, about half of the priests were killed”

In 2001 the Catholic Church beatified hundreds of Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and beatified 498 more on October 28, 2007.

In October 2008, the Spanish newspaper La Razon published an article on the number of people murdered for practicing Catholicism.”

May 1931: 100 church buildings are burned while firefighters refuse to extinguish the flames.

1932: 3000 Jesuits expelled. Church buildings burned with impunity in 7 cities.

1934: 33 priests murdered in the Asturias Revolution.

1936: just a day before July 18, the day the war started, there already have been 17 clergymen murdered.

From July 18 to August 1: 861 clergymen murdered in 2 weeks.

August 1936: 2077 clergymen murdered, more than 70 a day. 10 of them bishops.

September 14: 3400 clergymen murdered during the first stages of the war.

1939: end of the war; a total of 7000 clergymen and 3000 religious people murdered for practicing Catholicism.

(First Light Forum)

POPE FRANCIS LIKENS MIGRANT HOLDING CENTERS TO ‘CONCENTRATION CAMPS’

 

ROME – Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become “concentration camps.”

During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year.

 

There he met a Muslim refugee from the Middle East who told him how “terrorists came to our country.” Islamists had slit the throat of the man’s Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix the ground.

“I don’t know if he managed to leave that concentration camp, because refugee camps, many of them, are of concentration (type) because of the great number of people left there inside them,” the pope said.

Francis praised countries helping refugees and thanked them for “bearing this extra burden, because it seems that international accords are more important than human rights.”

He did not elaborate but appeared to be referring to agreements that keep migrants from crossing borders.

In February, the European Union pledged to finance migrant camps in Libya as part of a wider European Union drive to stem immigration from Africa.

Humanitarian groups have criticized efforts to stop migrants in Libya, where – according to a UN report last December – they suffer arbitrary detention, forced labor, rape and torture.

Last year the EU and Turkey reached a deal to send back irregular migrants from the Greek Aegean islands to Turkey in exchange for political and financial rewards for Ankara. The agreement was criticized by rights groups.

The pope urged people in northern Italy, home to an anti-immigrant party, to take more migrants, hoping that the generosity of southern Italy could “infect the north a bit.”

Noting that Italy had one of the world’s lowest birth rates, he said: “If we also close the door to migrants, this is called suicide.”

The basilica of St Bartholomew is a shine to Christians killed for their faith in the 20th and 21st century.

It contains a prayer book used by Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old French priest killed by Islamist militants who stormed into a church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray last year, forced Hamel to his knees, and slit his throat while they chanted in Arabic. His sister Roselyne attended the service.

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses, Calling It an Extremist Group

MOSCOW — Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday declared Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian denomination that rejects violence, an extremist organization, banning the group from operating on Russian territory and putting its more than 170,000 Russian worshipers in the same category as Islamic State militants.

The ruling, which confirmed an order last month by the Justice Ministry that the denomination be “liquidated” — essentially eliminated or disbanded — had been widely expected. Russian courts rarely challenge government decisions, no matter what the evidence.

Viktor Zhenkov, a lawyer for the denomination, said Jehovah’s Witnesses would appeal the ruling. He said it had focused on the activities of the organization’s so-called administrative center, a complex of offices outside St. Petersburg, but also branded all of its nearly 400 regional branches as extremist.

“We consider this decision an act of political repression that is impermissible in contemporary Russia,” Mr. Zhenkov said in a telephone interview. “We will, of course, appeal.”

An initial appeal will be made to the Supreme Court’s appellate division, Mr. Zhenkov said, and if that fails, Jehovah’s Witnesses will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg, France.

Hard-line followers of Russia’s dominant faith, the Orthodox Church, have lobbied for years to have Jehovah’s Witnesses outlawed or at least curbed as a heretical sect, but the main impetus for the current campaign to crush a Christian group active in Russia for more than a century seems to have come from the country’s increasingly assertive security apparatus.

Founded in the United States in the 19th century, Jehovah’s Witnesses has its worldwide headquarters in the United States and, along with all foreign-led groups outside the control of the state, is viewed with deep suspicion by Russia’s post-Soviet version of the KGB: the Federal Security Service, or F.S.B.

Summing up the Justice Ministry’s case against the denomination, the ministry’s representative, Svetlana Borisova, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses had shown “signs of extremist activity that represent a threat to the rights of citizens, social order and the security of society.”

During six days of hearings over two weeks, lawyers and witnesses for the religious group repeatedly dismissed the extremist allegation as absurd, arguing that reading the Bible and promoting its nonviolent message could in no way be construed as extremist.

Human Rights Watch, in a statement issued in Moscow, condemned the court ruling as “a serious breach of Russia’s obligations to respect and protect religious freedom.”

Rachel Denber, the human rights group’s deputy director for Europe and Central Asia, said the decision delivered “a terrible blow to freedom of religion and association in Russia.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses shuns political activity and has no record of even peaceful — never mind violent — hostility to the Russian authorities. But it has faced growing hostility from the state since President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia began his third term in 2012 and put the Orthodox Church at the center of his push to assert Russia as a great military and moral power.

The denomination suffered relentless persecution by the KGB during the Soviet era, and after more than a decade of relative peace following the collapse of Communism in 1991, it again became a target for official harassment under a 2002 anti-extremism law. That law makes it illegal for any group, other than the Orthodox Church and other traditional religious institutions, to proclaim itself as offering a true path to religious or political salvation.

Pastors Advocating for Foster Children Caught Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

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By Jack Burns

Toledo, OH — In 2016, the attention of much of the world was centered on a rumored sex trafficking scandal in Washington, DC known as “Pizzagate.” While any truth that pizzagate exists was dismissed by the mainstream media as rumor and fodder for conspiracy theorists, many people felt that at the very least, it warranted an investigation. However, that did not happen.

In fact, since that time, child sex scandals have been uncovered in Europe, the UK, and in India. And just this week, as TFTP reported, a high-ranking member of the U.S. military (retired) and former VP of Dynacorp was arrested on child rape charges. Meanwhile, the latest iteration of a pizzagate-style child sex ring involves yet again, the clergy, and a high-ranking official within child services.

Ohio Pastors Cordell Jenkins (46) and Anthony Haynes (37) were arrested on charges of sex trafficking minors earlier this month. ABC reported their crimes involved the “recruiting, enticing and transporting people the men knew were under 18 to engage in sex acts for pay.” The report says the sex trafficking started three years ago with a girl who was 14 at the time. Jenkins is also charged with having sex with a minor in exchange for money.

Jenkins is the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo, Ohio. His wife, Laura-Lloyd Jenkins is a member of the Lucas County Child Services Board of Trustees and is listed as the group’s secretary. The board is responsible for investigating allegations of crimes for which the board member’s husband, a pastor no less, is accused of committing.

At one point, it appears there was a public service announcement on the importance of adoption and foster care, featuring pastor Jenkins, but that video, understandably, has since been removed.

FBI Agent Vicki Anderson said the investigation is ongoing and more individuals may be charged in connection with the child sex trafficking ring. According to Toledo’s ABC News 13, “The documents released by the FBI detail numerous explicit sexual encounters the men allegedly had with kids. They show Pastor Haynes introduce a child identified as ‘juvenile one’ to several adult males. The documents go on to read ‘these males provided juvenile one with money in exchange for sexual activity.’”

The men allegedly had sex with their victims at local motels including but not limited to the Red Roof Inn. Jenkins also stands accused of having sex in his office at the church.

Agent Anderson told reporters, “Charges could change from what they’ve been held on right now. There could be additional charges. There could be something where this charge fits better. It could be altered between now and the indictment or it could stay the same.”

Let’s assume the pastor was looking out for his best interests and wanting to keep his sex trafficking activities a secret from his congregation as well as authorities. To whom would he have been pimping out the underage minors? We believe the answer to that question is most likely well connected and very wealthy fellow community leaders. The FBI would do well to uncover and unseal all the court documents related to the case so that justice can be served.

Also unclear is whether or not Jenkins used his wife’s position within the county’s child services board to gain access to children for the purposes of sex trafficking. To date, there’s been no connection of any kind indicating any impropriety within the county’s child services division. But, all of that could change as more information is made available to the public.

The Jenkins’ activity in sex trafficking serves to illustrate just how low our society has fallen, so low that even pastors who should be sacrificing themselves to see that sex trafficking is non-existent in America, are actually engaged in the dirty business of selling kids for money.


This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project

Renegade Editor’s Note: I don’t like the word “kids” as a kid is a baby goat. Since I am not a Freemason, jew, or Satanist, I don’t think like to think of children as sacrificial goats. I changed the title of this article accordingly, but did not alter the content. This is just a friendly reminder to stop calling children “kids”.

The Christian Reinterpretation of Beowulf

http://www.renegadetribune.com/christian-reinterpretation-beowulf/
by Professor Revilo P. Oliver (Liberty Bell, July 1987)

IN ONE OF THESE “Postscripts,” published in May 1986, I described briefly one ominous symptom of the growing epidemic of unreason among scholars, an attempt to Christianize the oldest monument of English literature by atrocious mutilation and interpolation of the Anglo-Saxon text.

Now I learn from a review in Speculum, LXI (1986), pp.668-670, that another attempt to distort for Jesus the fundamentally pagan epic was made by Professor Bernard F. Huppe of the State University in Binghamton, New York, in The Hero in the Earthly City, a Reading of Beowulf, published by that university in 1984.

I have not looked at the book. As it is, to report incidents that seem to me noteworthy to the readers of Liberty Bell, I afflict myself by reading so much tripe that I am beginning to wonder whether I should be so supercilious when I refer to the Christian dolts who used to wear horsehair shirts to make themselves suffer.

I rely entirely on the review by Professor Edward B. Irving, Jr., who notes various errors of fact in the book and also remarks on the absurdity of an “Augustinian” interpretation of the poem. Huppe seems not to have tampered overmuch with the Anglo-Saxon text, but, as the reviewer remarks, he “smuggles in the Christian concept of grace” by simply giving to the Anglo-Saxon words meanings they could not possibly have had. “A tidy Christian poem is reconstructed from the ruins of its proper original contexts, …and the pressure to distort is constant.” Having thus Christianized the poem, Huppe then denounces its failure to adhere to his favorite theology: Beowulf ought to have remembered that Jesus said revenge was sinful, and he sins terribly by fighting the dragon without getting Yahweh’s permission.

The details of the travesty do not matter. As I said in my “Postscript,” the Anglo-Saxon epic is fundamentally and unmistakably a pagan composition, and the only question is who introduced the bits of Christian or ambiguous phraseolgy that are found here and there in our only extant text and are as conspicuous and incongruous as patches of red calico on a dinner jacket. Everyone knew that in 1920, when what is still the best edition of the text and commentary was published, and it is only sheer perversity to pretend otherwise today and use the methods of scholarship to defeat the very purpose of scholarship.

The pernicious factor in such misbegotten studies is their effect, not on scholars who have read and understood the poem, but on students in cognate fields, who may have to rely on the reports of “specialists” in Anglo-Saxon. A multiplication of books that distort the epic is apt to create an impression that “modern scholarship” has discovered that it sprang from a Christian society. And that application of the “democratic” principle of ascertaining truth by counting noses will deceive many earnest students and may confuse or even vitiate some of their work in their own fields of research.

Academicians want to be fashionable, and it is likely the next few years will bring us more “studies” that affirm the factitious Christianization of our earliest extant monument of English literature, but that, of course, will prove nothing. It will be as meaningless as the Jews’ current efforts to shore up their crumbling Holohoax by producing more and more Yids, who pop out of the bushes and suddenly remember that they watched the wicked Germans cram millions of God’s Darlings into gas chambers or ovens, it being assumed that the notoriously methodical Germans inexplicably and unforgivably forgot to include the watchers with their fellow tribesmen. Lies do not become truth by multiplication. 50,000 x 0 = 0.

The continuing flurry of “critical reinterpretations” of Beowulf is symptomatic and highly signficant because it is, in a way, so comparatively trivial. The number of persons who read Anglo-Saxon is very small, and I cannot believe that multitudes are reading one or another of the translations into modern English. And does it really matter whether or not the poem is basically “pagan”? Is not that just a bit of antiquarian lore, comparable, for example, to identification of the corpse in the famous ship-burial at Sutton Hoo, interesting, no doubt, to some people, but of no relevance to the present?

That is precisely my point. If these were efforts to deceive Americans about something that will affect their thinking (such as it is) about their present plight, the explanation would be obvious. Manufacture of “evidence” to support the Jews’ great swindle, or production of a revelation that Karl Marx was, like Jesus, an avatar of old Yahweh, or even endorsement of the prevalent hokum about what is mendaciously called our Civil War, would have an obvious purpose.

If a man labors long to devise and perfect an elaborate swindle that will net him a billion of the ersatz-dollars now in use, we understand and have no more doubts about his rationality than about his morality. But if he makes the same prolonged and arduous effort to filch a dime, he is a problem in psychonosology. The contagion of unreason among scholars is so ominous and frightening precisely because it is so gratuitous.

This article originally appeared in Liberty Bell magazine, published monthly by George P. Dietz from September 1973 to February 1999.

Israeli cops tase raving US tourist who ‘saw Jesus’ (LOL….)

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-cops-tase-raving-us-tourist/

 

An American tourist was tased and subdued by Israeli police in the north of the country after going on a rampage and claiming that Jesus appeared to him in a vision.

The man, who has reportedly been in Israel for two weeks with his wife and son, had a vision, according to his wife.

“Jesus was revealed to him and told him to go north and destroy the credit cards,” she told police.

Police were called on Thursday night after the 31-year-old American man attacked a guard at Kibbutz Almagor, north of the Sea of Galilee, injuring him lightly. The man also caused damage to a car before running off into the forest.

When confronted by the officers, he refused to calm down, and screamed at them repeatedly to shoot him.

In a police video, the man appears agitated and detached from reality.

He is seen brandishing a steel bar, threatening anyone who comes near him, while screaming at the cops, “Fire! Fire!”

After continued calls for him to drop the weapon, police eventually tased him. They were then able to overpower him and arrest him.

The suspect was brought to Nazareth Magistrate’s Court and his arrest was extended until Monday.

The incident took place just before the beginning of Good Friday, the Easter festival when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

UK rabbi-politician burns Christian Bible, sparking ire

A high-profile rabbi and aspiring politician stirred up controversy in British media when he burned a Bible on the eve of Passover.

Rabbi Shneur Odze, a 33-year-old United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for mayor of Manchester, tweeted a photo of the burning bible last Monday.

“Grateful to whoever put a missionary bible amongst our synagogue’s books. Was wondering what I’d burn my Chametz with,” he tweeted, a reference to the leavened bread that Jews destroy on the eve of the Passover festival.

The tweet has since been deleted, but Britain’s Daily Mail reported on the incident on Sunday.

The Hebrew-English Bible was published by the Society for Distributing Hebrew Scriptures and placed in a local synagogue without permission by a member of the Christian group.

Odze claimed that the book contained not only the Old Testament, which Orthodox Jews consider holy, but also the Christian New Testament. The rabbi told the Mail that he had no option but to burn it, since it was produced by “an extreme proselytizing Christian sect of former Jews trying to convert practicing Jews to a belief in Christ as the prophesied Messiah.”

Giving it away, he said, would have led to the “fraudulent” Bible being given to someone else, compounding the issue, and simply throwing it away would “disrespect what is still a religious tract.”

He later tweeted that “it’s given to Jews as a ‘Jewish bible’ pretends to be a Jewish bible and it’s not.”

A spokesman for the right-wing populist UKIP told the Mail that “While we understand the act, it was ill-advised to put a picture of it on social media which was also provocative and likely to be misunderstood.”

UKIP was instrumental in the Brexit vote for the UK to leave the European Union. It is suspicious of immigrants, especially Muslims. One of UKIP’s most senior spokesmen, Gerard Batten, wanted Muslims to sign a declaration rejecting violence.

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London on June 24, 2016, as results showed the UK would leave the European Union (AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK)

A UKIP European Parliament lawmaker, Stuart Agnew, in 2015 supported banning ritual slaughter of animals both by Jews and Muslims in an apparent attempt to target the latter, though the party’s former leader, the flamboyant orator Nigel Farage, did not support the proposal, and it never became policy.

Odze, who once served as a councilor in north London for the Conservative Party, faces an uphill battle to become the first mayor of one of the UK’s biggest metropolitan areas. He is running against the Labour Party’s Andy Burnham, who is considered the strong favorite.

Additionally, although the city has the second largest Jewish community in Britain, many Jewish community groups, representing the descendants of immigrants who fled persecution in Eastern Europe and Spain, are deeply critical of UKIP’s platform of drastically reducing immigration and ending foreign aid.

The politician-rabbi is a member of the Chabad Lubavitch ultra-Orthodox Hasidic sect, and serves several communities in the northern British city. He has previously run as a UKIP candidate for European Parliament and is a close friend of former UKIP head Farage and current leader Paul Nuttall. He also chairs the UKIP Friends of Israel group.

He previously courted controversy when he refused to shake women’s hands.

History writer: Jesus never existed — here’s why Christianity emerged anyway

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/history-writer-jesus-probably-never-existed-heres-why-christianity-emerged-anyway/

 

With Easter coming, some people are debating whether the resurrection of Jesus really happened. Others are debating whether Jesus was even real.

In ten years of writing for news and opinion sites, my most popular article about religion was one titled, “Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed.” The article emerged from a conversation with history writer David Fitzgerald and was based on his book, Nailed.

Fitzgerald holds the controversial perspective that the figure of Jesus at the heart of Christianity is historicized mythology, meaning that the original kernel was a set of ancient religious tropes or myths that got historical details added as they were told and retold by people who believed them to be real.

By contrast, best-selling New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman (and most secular historians and mainline Christian theologians) argue that an actual radical rabbi provided the kernel of the stories, but that accounts of his life then got overlaid with fragments of mythology drawn from Judaism and surrounding religions. In other words, they hold that the Bible stories are mythologized history.

The third perspective, of course, is that held by many (though not all) Christians—that the gospel stories are gospel truth.
Outsiders can debate all they want, but Christians need to believe that Jesus was real, and defenders of the faith line up a series of proofs that they claim settle the question. Now Fitzgerald has produced a three-volume set, Jesus: Mything in Action, in which he tackles those proofs one by one and then lays out how Christianity could have emerged even in the absence of a historical Jesus.

Tarico: What first made you wonder if, perhaps, Jesus never existed?

Fitzgerald: It’s funny; for the first thirty-five years of my life, the very idea that there might not have been a real Jesus never occurred to me. Ironically enough, it wasn’t until I became curious to know what Jesus really said and did that I began to seriously look at our evidence for Jesus. That‘s when the doubts set in. At first, I just wanted to figure out which parts of the gospels were later legendary add-ons. Over time I became increasingly convinced that Jesus himself is a completely mythical figure of the early Christians. That led me to write Nailed.

Tarico: What are a couple of the key points that took you from that first wild, trippy thought—Whoa, what if Jesus never existed?—to your current position, that he probably didn’t.
Fitzgerald: Honestly, I’d put it even more strongly than that – now, I actually can’t see how there even could have been an actual Jesus. The first red flag for me was realizing just how little evidence actually holds up to inspection at all. Another was seeing how differently Christians talked about Jesus before and after the gospels were written. And then there’s the general level of bluff and bluster and just ridiculously overstated claims of Christian biblical scholars. The closer you look into Jesus, the more the cracks in his story keep appearing.

Tarico: Since writing Nailed, you have spent several years amassing evidence in support of your argument. Why?

Fitzgerald: Just to be clear; it’s not my argument – many of these ideas aren’t even new. Critics have been pointing out some of these problems since the first and second centuries. Nailed laid out the top ten ways the official story of Christianity just doesn’t hold water. For the most part, I’m incredibly pleased and gratified that the book has been so well-received by the secular community. But I was quite surprised by the reaction from some atheists. It wasn’t that they just disagreed or thought I was wrong; that’s not special. It was the ferocity with which they insisted there WAS a Jesus and it was crazy nonsense to think otherwise. So I wrote Jesus: Mything in Action to answer my fellow atheists who think we have good reason to accept that Jesus was at least a real person, if not the Son of God. Spoiler alert: We don’t.

Tarico: Why do you think there is so much resistance among non-believers to the idea that the person of Jesus could be a composite or a religious myth? Obviously, someone like Bart Ehrman would say that it’s because the evidence is against you.

Fitzgerald: I think there are several reasons, including the reaction I had when I first developed this growing realization: Hmmm… I’m starting to think this guy never existed… at all! The idea blew my mind; I couldn’t get my head around it. How could we have this gargantuan, feuding Christian world if there had never been a Jesus? And I suspect for many atheists, such a jaw-dropping notion raises the same alarms they get when they see crackpots talking about Atlantis or Bigfoot being real, or the moon landings being fake. To be fair, there are several Jesus myth theories that are just nonsense (for instance, the idea that Christianity was invented by the Romans as social control.)

Tarico: But don’t most secular historians also believe that Jesus actually existed in some form? Not the Christ of the gospels, I mean, but a reformist rabbi who amassed a following and got crucified by the Romans?

Fitzgerald: Well, that is part of the problem Albert Schweitzer identified over a century ago. There’s no consistency to the portrayal of Jesus in the gospels. Mark’s Jesus is a humble, fallible, suffering human. Matthew’s Jesus is a new and improved take on Mark’s, correcting his mistakes. By comparison, Luke’s Jesus is a Zen master and John’s is a ridiculously egotistical SuperJesus, repeatedly making blasphemous comments that should have had him stoned to death right out of the gate.

Consequently, the hypothetical reconstructions of Jesus we see proposed by different historians are radically different from each other and often fundamentally incompatible. With that little convergence between scholars, it becomes clear that whether intentionally or not, Jesus historians are making things up.

Whatever you want to say Jesus said or did or was, our first question should be: what is our source for that claim? And the second is: how reliable is that source? The answers to these questions don’t bode well for any certainly about Jesus – whether he actually existed or not.

For starters, we have no ancient sources that corroborate Christian claims about Jesus. In my books I detail why the most cited so-called sources outside the New Testament are considered forgeries and why the rest only provide evidence for the existence of Christianity rather than Jesus himself. They all draw their information about Jesus from Christian sources.

Of course, among non-secular scholars, the situation is still worse. It should surprise no one that the majority of biblical studies departments are in religiously affiliated universities and seminaries. Equally unsurprising, Christian biblical scholars have a serious bias problem against any Jesus myth theory. What is surprising is that this bias is not just from their faith (already a considerable hurdle) but to a considerable extent, is compelled by their conditions of employment. In many cases, scholars are required to sign and adhere to statements of faith that set constraints around the range of questions they can entertain. Even in the absence of these, biblical scholars are under tremendous pressure to toe various theological lines. So perhaps the question shouldn’t be: “How many historians reject mythicism?” but: “How many historians are contractually obligated to publicly reject mythicism?”

I discuss the problematic state of modern Jesus studies a great deal in Jesus: Mything in Action. Basically, more than a few secular historians have inherited the automatic Christian dismissal of any kind of myth theory. Ultimately, however, this isn’t a fight between mythicists and historicists; it’s a fight between those that take mythicism seriously (mythicists and historicists alike) and those that simply dismiss it out of hand as something long-since settled.

Tarico: Walk us through how Christianity could have emerged if Jesus never existed.

Fitzgerald: There’s nothing implausible about Christianity beginning with a wandering teacher and his followers. And it’s no skin off my nose if there was – but that’s not what our evidence points to. The further we go back in Christian history, the more diverse it appears, and the less likely it began with a single founder. Instead there are abundant indications that its origins are tied to the pagan mystery faiths.

Not that Christianity is some cookie-cutter copy of the mystery faiths – it is a mystery faith; a uniquely Jewish version of this Hellenistic theology. When the Gospel of Mark is written generations later, the mystery faith savior of Paul, the book of Hebrews, and the earliest Christians becomes an allegorical figure built from pastiches from the Hebrew scriptures. Jesus doesn’t fulfill prophecy; Jesus is a collage constructed from prophecy and other writings. And his story grows by leaps and bounds in the second century.

As Bart Ehrman and other biblical scholars have demonstrated beyond a doubt, most of our New Testament books are forgeries. None are written by anyone who actually knew a Jesus. The only genuine books are seven of the letters attributed to Paul (though even these have been tampered with). And of course, Christian scriptures were edited and re-edited to suit the needs of different religious factions over centuries. We have no way of knowing how much has changed from the original writings; for the first 150-200 years, we have a blackout period with nothing but tiny fragments of New Testament texts until complete books begin to appear at the end of the second century. Our earliest complete New Testaments only go back to the 4th century; although they differ from each other – and from ours.

And of course Christianity continues to evolve and mutate for the next two millennia, a process still alive and well – a perfect textbook example of Darwinian evolution in action. Modern Christians would have a hard time recognizing their religion in the beliefs of their earliest spiritual ancestors. In fact, most Christians of today would be the heretics of 500 years ago. Please note that all these problems of evidence remain – whether there was a Jesus or not.

Tarico: As a non-scholar, I myself am agnostic on this question, and I generally defer to the preponderance of relevant experts. But you are pretty convinced. How would you persuade a Christian that their savior is a myth?

Fitzgerald: Personally, I don’t think the historical Jesus question is worth debating with believers, precisely because it is such a discussion-killer. Nontheists don’t need Jesus to be a myth. If it turns out folks like me are wrong and one day some good evidence for a real Jesus gets uncovered, it’s not as if Christianity will suddenly start making sense. We’ll still be just fine. Christians, however, can’t say that. They can’t even enjoy a relaxed agnosticism about the mere possibility of mythicism. They need Jesus NOT to be a myth.

Unfortunately for them, their Jesus is a myth, and that’s true, no matter whether it’s the mythicist camp or the historicist camp that ultimately comes out on top. The “Jesus of Faith” gets debunked either way.

Tarico: Apart from the question of whether or not the god-man of Christian theology existed–and died to save our souls–, does it really matter whether there was an actual human at the heart of the myth? Not only does it seem unknowable, but as a former Evangelical who left biblical Christianity for what I see as very solid reasons, I find it somewhat hard to care. Do you think the existence or non-existence of an historic Jesus is important?

Fitzgerald: Only if Jesus is important; and honestly, maybe he isn’t so much, anymore. The number of Christians – actually, the religious population across the board – seems to be in a steady decline in America and elsewhere. What is important about this argument –and what makes it worth arguing about–is that it shows what we can and can’t know about who or what Jesus really was. Everything we learn from the back and forth of this historical argument – on both sides – helps us call the bluff of anyone who says they know how Jesus wants you to behave or think or vote.

And that is a very valuable thing for all of us – believers and nonbelievers alike.

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This interview is the first in a series of four articles challenging what we think we know about Jesus as a historical figure.

Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings, and the founder of http://www.WisdomCommons.org. Her articles about religion, reproductive health, and the role of women in society have been featured at sites including AlterNet, Salon, the Huffington Post, Grist, and Jezebel. Subscribe at ValerieTarico.com.