Saturday, March 2, 2013

You're Kidding Me

We at Table 54 know that most everyone out there has a pet peeve or three.  We'd like to take a short moment to air out our ill will toward the following.

Mayhaps you've seen commercials on television for  You know the one.  They swear on their comic book that if you join their group, you will "Find God's match for you."  How important is that phrase to them?  They've registered it.  They're serious and they mean business.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Greatest Story Ever Sold

The story of Jesus is the largest myth ever perpetrated on humanity.  Imagine, some 2,000 years ago 30 or so people (no one knows who they were or how many there were) told stories by word of mouth of a man who came back from the dead.  The stories were generally accepted by the superstitious populace who added to the Jesus stories other long believed supernatural sagas such as a virgin giving birth, miracle healings and the resurrection of the dead.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's Time to Remove The Special Tax-Exempt Consideration For Churches

Want to bring down the National Dept level quickly without sacrificing Medicare, Social Security, Education or Healthcare?  What to fix the money crunch that forces States and Local Communities to fire policemen, fireman, teachers, and other essential individuals?  Simple.  Remove the special tax-exempt consideration for churches and other religious organizations.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Who Wrote the New Testament Gospel of Mark?

Here at Table 54 we know that many people hold the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, authored by Him through others, controlled by Him and given to his people without corruption.  This is a statement made about no other written work in the history of the world.  Is there evidence to back up such a belief?  If not, what does that say about the underlying source of Christian beliefs?  I'd like to take a look at the historical authorship of the four Gospels and Paul's letters to see if history supports this claim.  Since the Gospel of Mark is alleged by Church history to be the oldest of the four Gospels, it seems a good place to start.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Burning Times

One of the most bloodthirsty of Gods known to mankind issued a decree for Moses to pass on to his chosen people saying, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."  This commandment is found at Exodus 22:18 in the King James Bible.  What has been the consequences of this edict?

Friday, February 8, 2013

An Answer To Chris (Townsend2.Xanga.Com)

This post is in answer to questions and statements  asked/made by Chris (Townsend2.Xanga.Com) both on this blog and on his own.  His questions deserved thoughtful answers and I've tried to be as honest and forthright in replying to them as I could.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Bible and The Book of Mormon

Are the New Testament and Book of Mormon really that much different?  Not if you're comparing the eyewitness testimony to Jesus' resurrection and the eyewitness testimony to the gold plates Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon.