About Jeff Q

I live in New Orleans. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in English Literature. My interests include ancient history, religion, mythology, philosophy, and fantasy/sci-fi. My Twitter handle is @Bahumuth.

Ayn Rand Quotes

“[The teachings of Satanism are] just Ayn Rand’s philosophy with ceremony and ritual added.”
-Antony LeVay, infamous founder of “The Church of Satan” and author of The Satanic Bible (1976)

“The [Satanic Bible‘s] “Nine Satanic Statements“, one of the Church of Satan’s central doctrines, is a paraphrase, again unacknowledged, of passages from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.”
SatanismCentral.com

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Defending the Time Lord Goddess

Dawkin's Ishtar-Eostre picture

4/26/14: Update Below

So the Richard Dawkins Foundation posted a picture on Facebook identifying Ishtar as the goddess that Easter was named after. Assuming that the original author of the picture meant that Ishtar was the earliest form of the Easter goddess, it implicitly identified Eostre, the Western fertility goddess that Easter is named after, with Ishtar, the Eastern goddess whose Mesopotamian and Anatolian dying-and-rising cult is centered around Christmas and Easter. This caused a lot of people to think they finally caught Mr. Smarter Than Religion in a huge blunder, although Dawkins himself does not control the Facebook page. A Germanic goddess and a Middle Eastern goddess? How could there be any relationship between those two?

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