Tag: Bible

René Girard: The Scapegoat

…The modern shedding of ritual brings to light the psychosocial substratum of ritual phenomena. We cry “scapegoat” to stigmatize all the phenomena of discrimination — political, ethnic, religious, social, racial, etc. — that we observe about us. We are right.…

Rejecting Asylum Claim, U.K. Quotes Bible to Say Christianity Is Not ‘Peaceful’

LONDON — Britain’s immigration department has been condemned for citing violent Bible passages as the basis to reject an asylum claim by an Iranian national who said he had converted to Christianity because it was a “peaceful” religion.

The Home Office — which is responsible for handling immigration, security and law and order — used verses from the books of Leviticus, Exodus and Revelation in an attempt to argue that Christianity was hardly “peaceful.” The asylum seeker’s application was denied on Tuesday, according to the man’s legal representative, who shared details on social media…MORE:NYT

“And We – Allah the Almighty God- sent not before you any messenger except that We revealed to him that, “There is no deity except Me, so worship Me.” (Quran 21/25)

“7. You shall have no other gods before[a] me.8 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God….” (Deuteronomy 5:7-9)

Islam: “O Prophet, enjoin your wives and your daughters and the believing women, to draw a part of their outer coverings around them. It is likelier that they will be recognised and not molested. Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (The Holy Quran;33:59)
Before Islam: “So if a woman does not cover her head, she should cut off her hair. If it is a disgrace for a woman to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her own head” (1 Corinthians 11:6 – International Standard Version)

Vatican Newspaper Calls 1500-Year-Old Bible With Claim Jesus Was Not Crucified ‘A Probable Forgery’: Is It Authentic Or Not?

The holy book allegedly contains the Gospel of Barnabas, who was a disciple of Jesus, in the work, shutterstock_56901646claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the Son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God.
The bible, which is said to be worth a whopping $28 million dollars, is an obvious hot commodity, so much so that the Vatican has requested an official application…more:  .latintimes.com

Adultery Under the Law of Moses

Deuteronomy 22:20-21: 20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to…