22 09, 2013

The Biblical vs. Greek Creation Stories – 2

By |2013-09-22T05:29:20-07:00September 22nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                  By Israel Drazin                                                             The Biblical vs. Greek Creation Stories – 2   The following is the second of two comparisons of the Biblical creation story with the accounts of ancient pagan myths. They are slight variations of what I published in my book Rational Religion, which I wrote under the pseudonym Daniel [...]

22 09, 2013

The Biblical vs. Egyptian Creation Stories – 1

By |2013-09-22T05:01:53-07:00September 22nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                              By Israel Drazin                                                            The Biblical vs. Egyptian Creation Stories - 1   The following are two comparisons of the Biblical creation story with the accounts of ancient pagan myths. They are slight variations of what I published in my book Rational Religion, which I wrote under the pseudonym Daniel Diamond. The [...]

15 09, 2013

Did God create the world from nothing?

By |2013-09-15T01:52:40-07:00September 15th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                            By Israel Drazin                              Two views As startlingly as it may appear to many people today, the fact is that many intelligent religious people did not believe that God created the world out of nothing.[1] In fact, they are convinced that the Bible itself states that God formed the world out of preexisting [...]

28 06, 2011

Startling unconventional opinions by a great thinker

By |2011-07-29T04:43:23-07:00June 28th, 2011|Book Reviews|

Gersonides Judaism within the Limits of Reason By Seymour Feldman The Littman Library, 2010, 254 pages   Levi ben Gershom, Gersonides in Latin, (1288-1344), was one of several great Jewish rationalistic philosophers. He lived in Provence, France, and wrote books on philosophy, science, and Bible commentary. He wasn’t as deep a thinker as Maimonides and [...]