There’s really nothing sexier than the mind of an Archaeologist, and no matter what their original intention in unearthing all things biblical, their discoveries (whether pleasing findings to them personally, or not) can be deeply comforting to those shackled and imprisoned in the lies of religion – if they’re not re-buried in silence.
I’m grateful for Archaeologists – and for members like ‘arkenaten’, who, without knowing it, made today’s brief post possible after sharing a particularly priceless link with me.
Archaeology is one of those reliably calming forces of fact amidst subjective religious insanity, hysteria, treacherous lies, deliberate deception, and the terrors it’s imposed so eagerly upon so many for so long, like a scary old wives’ tale designed to frighten children into obedience.
There’s really not much more I can say here except, “Why am I’m not surprised?” and “Isn’t it a shame for religion that archaeology can’t lie?” (Not really, no.).
Just a short scroll down the page is an article “from Ha’aretz Magazine, Friday, October 29, 1999”.
“YHWH and his consort”, indeed. To whet the curiosity a tad further; “It turns out that part of Israeli society is ready to recognize the injustice that was done to the Arab inhabitants of the country and is willing to accept the principle of equal rights for women – but is not up to adopting the archaeological facts that shatter the biblical myth. The blow to the mythical foundations of the Israeli identity is apparently too threatening, and it is more convenient to turn a blind eye.”
Here’s the link. Grab a cuppa and let the earth speak of things she’s revealed to those who’ve sought truth.