Master Carpenter at work

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Unity of course, from which all existence emerges. Self created, out of the watery abyss of time itself. But the spirit of God created this world… Brahman, Yahweh, Allah, God…. He so many names. And as many of him as there are, there are…

Creation (Old School)

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The oldest wisdom of the Abrahamic lineage, the Jewish heritage you might say, lies in the Old Testament, and for better or worse this is my heritage – one I share with Jewish, Christian and Muslim brethren around the world mind you. Genesis has…

The Seeds of Christianity: The Hellenization of Judaism

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Two of the most influential Greek philosophical traditions in antiquity, in both the Hellenic period as well as the period of Roman influence and domination, were Stoicism and Epicureanism, the former of which exerted considerable influence…

The Ancient Hebrews: The Tanakh, Torah and Five Books of Moses

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As a specific example of how a word, a concept, can be disfigured and lose its fullness and richness of meaning as it moves through successive languages of translation and cultural evolution, let’s look at how the Hebrew word Torah, which…

Religion and Politics: Separating Oil from Water

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Searching for a a simple progression or development of monotheistic religions in the ancient world is no easy exercise by any standards.  Monotheism clearly had tentacles that stretched far back into the dawn on civilized man, at least as far…

The Advent of Monotheism: One Step forward and Two Steps Back

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So there he was, really no closer to finding the source of materialism, or more aptly put by modern philosophers as the mechanistic world-view, than when he started his journey back through the dawn of civilization and mankind’s search for…