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Ba'al's Challenge
Obedience and Redemption
Resurrection Cycle: descent and ascent
Winners and Losers
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Isolation and Invasion
Hellenistic influence
Two Testaments: two views

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  Patriarchal Monotheism

The Birth of Christianity: Insurrection

Review "The Birth of Christianity: Insurrection".

"Raphael Patai and, more recently, Francesca Stavrakopoulou and others, confirm that in the earliest versions of the Judahite religion, Jahweh/ El did indeed have a female consort, Asherah.259 It is also clear from the many references to it in the Biblical texts, usually surrounded by sulphurous fulminations, that the worship of Ba’al and his consort, Astarte, remained widespread, especially in the rural areas." ~Why Men Made God" page 191.

View a list of many of the places where reference to the Great Mother Goddess(es) persisted in the bible.

5 good reasons to think Jesus never existed. A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity by Valerie Tarico, Alternet. July 2015.
"Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are 'mythologized history.' In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity. ... But other scholars believe that the gospel stories are actually “historicized mythology.” In this view, those ancient mythic templates are themselves the kernel. They got filled in with names, places and other real world details as early sects of Jesus worship attempted to understand and defend the devotional traditions they had received." Read the article...

On June 6, 2015, Seth Andrews presented Dr. Robert M. Price, author and expert on the historicity of Jesus, with several questions in regard to the Christ story. This video was provided to YouTube by The Thinking Atheist.