Passover

Foreign Policy Journal, September 4, 2014 THE GIST: If people have evolved by natural selection, such that gods are inventions of people instead of people being inventions of gods, it follows that gods are subject ...

The Message of Evolution

Did you ever imagine that everything stops existing when you close your eyes … and is recreated just as you open them? It helps to be about 3 years old and stuck on a bench ...

Shiksa: Biblical Roots of Racism

shik·sa/ˈSHiksə/noun Yiddish, fem. of sheygets fr. Hebrew (i) blemish, abomination: a non-Jewish girl or woman The Silent Holocaust Most of us would agree that a distinction should be maintained between Gentiles who fall in love ...

Love Thy Neighbor : The Evolution of In-Group Morality

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.– Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 1670 Abstract: The world’s major religions espouse a moral code that includes injunctions against murder, theft, and ...

Thou Shalt Not Kill… Whom?

Palestine Times, December 1997 Zionism comes from the bowels of the Bible. In a display of chutzpah even more galling than the Balfour Declaration, the first Zionists invented a god who commanded them to commit ...

Whose Lord?

Palestine Times, 79, January 1998 Two annual rituals were performed last month in America. On December 12th the United States joined Israel to vote against Palestinian self-determination in a United Nations resolution that passed 160-2. ...

Taking Aim and Buying Time

Palestine Times, March 1998 Imagine being the Commander-in-Chief of United States Armed Forces. You just spent $800,000,000 getting three aircraft carriers and tens of thousands of soldiers ready to attack Iraq, but you have one ...

The Virtues of Violence Against Property : Advice for The New Intifadah

Palestine Times, 80, February 1998 On December 7th 1938, as storm clouds of World War II gathered over Europe, a man who would become the first Prime Minister of Israel told an audience of Zionists: ...

RAPE: Biblical Roots Of The Long Leash On Men

If a man is executed for rape, the cost side of his cost/benefit equation is his entire future reproductive success. Nevertheless, a propensity to rape when the chance of being punished is negligible would be ...

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