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5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In the Bible

5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In the Bible
The image of an angel is so recognizable that you can immediately spot one if somebody makes its shape in some snow. They're sparkly people with two white wings and occasionally swords, who sit on clouds ripping out awesome harp solos while protecting humans from harm. So basically, the protagonists of the next Stephenie Meyer novel. The sex scene will be as unsettling as it is improbable. The Only Problem Is ... Now, there are angels in the Bible. *NOTE: that is a joke. There are several kinds of angels in the Bible and you've probably heard about some of them, like archangels, cherubim and seraphim. This is a seraph, trying with all its might not to burn you alive. Then there are the thrones, which are described in the Bible as "wheels within wheels," the rims of which are covered in eyes. Whatever it is, we're pretty sure it can see. Then we have the cutest order of angels, the cherubim. Actually Came From: Which apparently included "hair like a lady." Whaddya know?

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5 Miracles Deleted From the Bible For Being Too Awesome You probably already know that the Bible you have on your lap as you fact-check Cracked articles has been heavily edited. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that, as you can imagine, over the centuries lots of people have tried adding their own books to it, to advance an agenda or because they thought it would spice things up. The point is, there are whole other books that used to be part of the Bible, until someone took a hard look and said, "No way." And it's too bad, because some of the miracles performed in these apocryphal texts are freaking amazing. #5.

Did Jesus really exist? Email Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All Excerpt from NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All Didn’t There Have to Have Been a Jesus? Stephen Schwartz: Islamic Sufism and Jewish Kabbalah: Shining a Light on Their Hidden History The world's Muslim believers and the Jewish people have significant aspects common to their traditions -- notwithstanding the persistence of conflict in the Middle East. Jews and Arabs both trace their lineage to the monotheistic prophet Abraham (Ibrahim in Arabic). Jews affirm their descent from Isaac, the son of Abraham and his wife Sarah, and Arabs from Ishmael (Ismail), the child of Abraham's Egyptian slave Hagar.

5 Shocking Scenes You Won't Believe Are in the Bible It seems like for every person who has sat down and studied the Christian Bible cover to cover, there are several hundred who know only what they picked up from half-remembered Sunday school lessons and that Mel Gibson movie. So, as we've covered previously, many of the things we think came straight out of the Bible actually aren't mentioned in there at all. But if many of the most iconic features of Christianity aren't taking up space in the holy book, it makes one wonder just what, in fact, is in there. Well, for starters, there's ... #5. New Bible drops gender-neutral language of '05 version By Bob Smietana, The Tennessean The world's best-selling Bible is getting an upgrade. At stake are millions of dollars in publishing revenue and the trust of millions of churchgoers.

Hey, Is That Me over There? IF THERE IS ANYTHING about your “self” of which you can be sure, it is that it is anchored in your own body and yours alone. The person you experience as “you” is here and now and nowhere else. But even this axiomatic foundation of your existence can be called into question under certain circumstances.

The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses #3. Quote from: 1 Kings 18:24,38-40 That is how they used to do religious debates back in the day. The situation was that people of Israel had taken to Baal worship, a faith that added a lot of whores to its rituals and thus gained immediate popularity.

Governor: Only Christians are my brothers - War Room Robert Bentley, the new Republican governor of Alabama, delivered an oddly exclusionary message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Birmingham News (via Political Wire) reports: ”I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor … I became the governor of all the people. Matthieu Ricard: Is Compassion Meditation the Key to Better Caregiving? Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering. Neuroscience has proven that similar areas of the brain are activated both in the person who suffers and in the one who feels empathy. Thus empathic suffering is a true experience of suffering. When some empathic caregivers are exposed to others' suffering day after day, their continuous partaking in this suffering might become overwhelming and can lead to burnout.

6 Filthy Jokes You Won't Believe Are from the Bible Statistically speaking, about 80 percent of you are either Christian or Jewish, and about 80 percent of you haven't read the Bible. That probably explains why the book has a reputation for being some nice stories about how you should stop cursing and/or masturbating. In reality, the Bible is full of unbelievably dirty stories and one-liners about dongs, butts, and so, so much poop, many of which were censored out of the English version. That's right -- people couldn't resist toning things down even when translating the freaking Bible.

Spiritually Unfit- FORCED to hear about Jesus from Chaplains I just received this chilling letter from a Soldier who recently took the mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker test, shared to me with permission, from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). The name has been withheld out of fear, but I’m assured that this matter is being worked very hard. [note: emphasis mine, and I broke it into paragraphs, as the email communication garbled the formatting.] Before I tell you, Mr. Weinstein and the MRFF of my total outrage at the U.S. Rabbi Alan Lurie: The Mystical Experience: A Question of What's Beyond Several months ago, as I was riding on the New York City subway, I glanced up at the usual band of advertising that ran over the windows and noticed something unusual: a small square poster that contained the logo of the New York Public Library, along with the following quote: "If we had keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence." From Middlemarch, by George Eliot. I had not read Middlemarch (or any George Eliot, for that matter) and didn't know the context, but I was immediately drawn in to this beautiful sentence, with its description of the dulled state in which most of us live and the yearning to peel back this dullness in order to experience the powerful presence of life itself. When exploring mysticism, there are four essential questions that naturally arise: 1.

8 Gratuitously Violent Horror Movie Scenes (from the Bible) We've milked the Bible before for its most badass and sexiest passages, but the good book has a dark side as well. More than just occasionally, people get killed in ways so innovative and gruesome that they could have been filmed as scenes in a slasher movie. And, as we'll show you, some have done exactly that.