For the occasional RSS reader which demands anally-compliant RSS, I have the following feeds which validate:
which I shut down, the RSS feed generator is completely automated. Now that I have written the script to update it, it will always be current whenever I add a new blog entry.
Note that only the first paragraph of a given blog entry is available via RSS; people who want to read more will have to click on the link and go to my webpage, where I have unobtrusive text ads on the right which help defray the costs of hosting my web pages. Also note that RSS entries are not available for the microblog (too much trouble for what is a dying service).
Readers of my blog know that Christian fundamentalists annoy me; I found the way the right-wing Fox News attacked Reza Aslan for being a Muslim writing a book about Christianity annoying, especially since they didn’t criticize a Christian for writing a book about Islam.
That said, I think there’s something a bit dishonest about a book that claims that, not only were the Gospel writers lying through their teeth, but also that Jesus was a militant, especially in light of the fact that Muhammad (the founder of Islam) was, in fact, the militant leader of Medina which was at war with then-pagan Mecca.
The fact of the matter is that the only records we have of Jesus’ life come from Christian sources. If we can’t trust those sources, reconstructing Jesus’ life is little more than guesswork.
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