— Gregory Doudna, – January 2019

“Vridar is consistently thought-provoking, well-informed, and asking the right questions. There are intelligent, thoughtful comments and commenters regularly offering productive discussion. Books and publications are covered with a range of perspectives with attempts at fair and accurate representation of others’ arguments and content (where there are occasional and inevitable missteps on that I notice Neil … Continue reading “— Gregory Doudna, – January 2019”


Is Solomon’s Glory Based on the Assyrian Shalmaneser III’s Exploits? – part 1

Here we [being to] conclude our overview of Russell Gmirkin’s chapter ‘Solomon’ (Shalmaneser III) and the Emergence of Judah as an Independent Kingdom by addressing his view that the Acts of Solomon that we read about in 1 Kings were sourced from records of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser. For context see the previous two posts: … Continue reading “Is Solomon’s Glory Based on the Assyrian Shalmaneser III’s Exploits? – part 1”


Guest Post: Further Thoughts on the “We Passages” in Acts

[I have copied the following comment by Greg Doudna to a post here so the thoughts do not get lost in the comments section and are easier to read and engage with. Format slightly changed — Neil] –o– The argument that the “we” passages of Acts are an origin story of the church at Rome … Continue reading “Guest Post: Further Thoughts on the “We Passages” in Acts”


Understanding the Hostility to the Christ Myth Theory

Questioning the historical existence of Jesus attracts something other than mere curiosity or intellectual debate among many biblical scholars and some of the public who don’t even have any personal interest in religion. I can understand people with a personal faith in Jesus either simply ignoring the question with disdain or amusement or responding with … Continue reading “Understanding the Hostility to the Christ Myth Theory”


Interpolations in Josephus’s Antiquities of the Jews

Of special interest to many readers are questions over the authenticity of passages about Jesus and John the Baptist in Josephus’s Antiquities. We know the tell-tales signs that a passage has been inserted into Josephus’s Antiquities: It breaks the narrative flow of the surrounding passage; It contradicts what is known about information from other sources … Continue reading “Interpolations in Josephus’s Antiquities of the Jews


JFK Assassination Interview

The interview with John Curington is available as a single file at Greg Doudna’s academia.edu page. For more about the book go to hlhuntmotiveandopportunity.com The installments that were posted here are still accessible in an updated archived topics page.    


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK

The following is an interview with John Curington, former right-hand man of Texas oilman H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas, concerning the John F. Kennedy assassination. In June 1977 the American tabloid National Enquirer published a story reporting unusual information related by Curington relevant to H. L. Hunt and the JFK assassination. Despite its significance and relevance to … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / Conclusion and Commentaries

This is the conclusion of Greg Doudna‘s interview with John Curington. All posts in this series: 1. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK 2. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 — 3. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 — 4. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / Conclusion and Commentaries”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 5 —

All posts in this series: 1. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK 2. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 — 3. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 — 4. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 4 — 5. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 5 —”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 4 —

All posts in this series: 1. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK 2. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 — 3. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 — 4. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 4 — 5. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 4 —”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 —

All posts in this series: 1. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK 2. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 — 3. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 — 4. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 4 — 5. Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 3 —”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 —

This is part 2 of the interview with John Curington. See Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK for the introduction and background this series. (Greg Doudna has posted a link to the full interview on his academia.edu page.) It is interesting to compare today’s events with “fake news” and its correlation with criminal violence. ~ … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK / 2 —”


Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK

I am going to post in installments an interview that relates to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Since reading the interview I have followed up some of the information and names mentioned and the more I learn the more questions I have. The interviewer, Greg Doudna, has kindly agreed to write an introduction. (I … Continue reading “Billionaire Logic and the Death of JFK”