Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Gladiatorial contests were the “sport” of choice of the Roman Empire for more than 650
This is the world in which the New Testament was written.
For all its bragging, Empire Christianity is weak and has no moral core.
The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s
President Trump's proposed budget would defund the organization that gave me a much-needed sense of hope and encouragement early in my vocation as a poet.
It wasn't always about abstaining from chocolate.
Ho, ho, no.
Jesus didn't go to church. Scholars of early Christianity have long known this. The earliest gospels that recount his life never describe him attending church.
Carpe dong, fellas
The World Post
With the Syrian cease fire tenuously holding, and UN-brokered negotiations underway in Geneva, President Putin's surprise partial withdrawal of forces makes it clear that the Russian establishment has not forgotten the lessons of the Afghanistan quagmire.
The coin is believed to be nearly 2,000 years old.
Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.