What Biblical scholars would prefer you didn’t know.

Here’s an interesting videotaped lecture from a Biblical scholar and former Christian evangelical (until, get this, after he learned Biblical scholarship), discussing how, well, basically how the masses’ religion is kept alive by people who don’t want it known what Biblical scholars know about Biblical history and validity.

♦ Hector Avalos: How Archaeology Killed Biblical History

No, this isn’t some grand “da Vinci” Code conspiracy! It’s simple propagation of ideology despite the erosion and devalidifying (I’m making that a real word) of the foundation on which the ideology is based. And Biblical scholars by and large know this!