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Religion and Race On the Origins of Thanksgiving

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe’s, “The First Thanksgiving.” is an iconic painting of the origins of the holiday. In decades past a copy was hung in most school rooms.  It depicts a prayer being offered while Puritans sit at the dinner  table with native American chiefs, as others sit or kneel nearby.  This mythical depiction has been…

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The New Divine Rights and Democracy

At least since the founding of Rome 2700 years ago,  rulers have claimed authority from god.   The Roman Emperors were officially Pontus Maximus the head of the Roman religions. Emperor Constantine simply declared himself the head bishop of Christianity after it became a key religion in the Empire. A few decades later a Bishop…

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Pope Francis reopens an ancient Christian debate

Was Jesus really God?  For Christians everywhere, Jesus is unquestionably God, except Pope Francis might not agree. The October 9th issue of the Italian paper Republica quotes Pope Francis as saying Jesus of Nazareth was “a man of exceptional virtue” but “not at all a God.” (The Vatican subsequently issued a statement saying that it…

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Visit to Trent

Welcome to this first blog post on the new website! If you have any question or comments on Abraham’s God or related topics, I encourage you to contact me, which will allow you to send them directly to me. I cannot guarantee that I will respond to every inquiry, but I will try. If there…

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