Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

Ron Paul’s End the Fed 2: The Janitor and William Jennings Bryan

In my latest reading of End the Fed, Ron Paul talks about the people who intellectually influenced him, and Paul mentions his upbringing and certain economists whom he met, read, and heard. Another person who influenced Ron Paul was a … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics | 1 Comment

Abstract Deities, (Not Quite) Divine Rulers, Mithraism

I finished Helmut Koester’s History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age.  I have three items. 1.  I found something that Koester says on pages 362-363 to be interesting.  Koester says that ancient Roman religion usually viewed their deities as … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, History, Religion | 2 Comments