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Jason Gibson

Jason Gibson was raised as a fundamentalist Christian and bought into all of it. His father was a minister, so the church was pretty much his life. At around 30, he made a commitment to read the Bible in its entirety to strengthen his faith. It took about 6 months to read it through, fervently praying for wisdom and understanding as he read it. When he was finished, he had more questions than answers, so he read it through again and made note of any contradictions or immoral actions taken by the God he so revered. When he finished the Bible the second time, he had 96 pages of contradictions, inconsistencies, and immoral acts by God. It was then that he became an atheist. "If the Bible is perfect, it should not contain even one contradiction," he thought, "not one inconsistency, not one immoral act by God." Realizing that the emperor had no clothes was a scary proposition, but he is glad he came to reason. He now sees life as it truly is: this is our only chance to live in this beautiful, often weird universe. After coming to reason, he developed a sort of mantra: be the best version of yourself that you can be.

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Modern Library

The Origins of the Beginning

Up to the present day, a large number of the followers of Abrahamic religions have insisted that the accounts of creation found in the book of Genesis are a literal historical account of past events. Do they have any basis in actual history? Are they original to the Hebrew people? If not, what or who inspired them? In this thorough examination of the history and mythology of the cultures surrounding ancient Israel, Jason Gibson compares the oldest creation myths of Mesopotamia with those found in Genesis to demonstrate a clear connection between ancient Hebrew beliefs and the Sumerian myths that predated them.
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Were the Ancient Israelites Henotheistic?

Most people (whether they are religious or not) either assume or were taught that the Israelites were, and had always been, monotheistic: that they believed in only one God and thus worshiped Yahweh only. Is this idea based on truth, tradition, or maybe assumption? In this paper, Jason Gibson attempts to uncover the truth—a truth that most people are unaware of, and one that, were it common knowledge, could signal the end of all of the Abrahamic religions. Were the ancient Israelites henotheistic? If acknowledged, the answer could change the world as we know it.