In the Samuel passage the Hebrew uses the standard word for “king” – mlk, or melech. This common word appears all through the Old Testament, but when referring to a particular practice of neighboring pagan divine-king States, the Hebrew scribes replaced the vowels with those from the Hebrew word boseth, “shame.” The resulting name “Molech” refers to the pagan total-State, the great tyrannies incurred where the civil State usurped the place of God and worship in society and demanded ultimate sacrifice.
[NOTE: This article used to be available online. I can no longer find it, so have reposted it. It is important, less so for it’s critique of Sam Harris than for it’s highlighting of the continuing evils of human sacrifice—often aided and abetted by Christians. It is also available as an Appendix is the latest […]
Richard Dawkins, the high priest of atheism, has declared that he’s a “cultural Christian.” Of course he is. So is every atheist who doesn’t follow through with his atheistic assumptions. If I could set down with Mr. Dawkins, I would press him in being consistent with his materialistic, atheistic, and evolutionary assumptions. I would have […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 9: National Defense 9.3. How to Get Freedom it Back How can we restore the freedoms we once had, long ago, in the areas of war and the military? It starts with changing our personal views from the celebration of aggression, destruction, death, hell, to the celebration […]