Cymboyton (sim boy' ton), established a school of religious philosophy near the ancient Silk Road city of Urmia. A large lecture amphitheatre was situated on the largest of a group of islands, a short distance offshore. The building was dedicated to the "spirit of religion." More than thirty religions and religious cults were represented on the faculty. These teachers of the various religions made a great effort to show how similar their religions were in regard to the fundamental things of this life and the next. There was but one doctrine which had to be accepted in order to gain a seat on this faculty. Every teacher must represent a religion that recognized God or some sort of Supreme Deity. Any teacher exhibiting intolerance, a contentious spirit, or any other disposition to interfere with the smooth running of the community was unceremoniously dismissed. On several occasions Jesus participated in these discussions, and Cymboyton arranged with Jesus to sojourn with them for two weeks and give twenty-four lectures on "The Brotherhood of Men." Jesus also conducted twelve evening sessions of questions, discussions, and debates on his lectures. Jesus taught in Urmia during the spring of A.D. 25.

Author's posts

Framing 2020 – Overview

Framing 2020 is a podcast for independent voters. It provides a deep dive into issues without being distracted by excessively prominent and hyper partisan personalities. It focuses on ways to differentiate between partisanship and statesmanship, inauthentic democracy and authentic democracy. You can listen to Framing 2020 on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your podcasts. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2020/09/17/framing-2020-overview/

Framing 2020 – Winner and Losers

You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. – Abraham Lincoln {6A} The Great Swindle Continues {6B}Masquerading in Conservative Garb {6C} What Counts as a Subsidy, as Entitlement? “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” — William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) The Mint Act of 1792 defined …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2020/08/26/winner-and-losers/

Introduction to Framing 2020

In the Introduction to this series of podcasts, we highlighted the fact that a few inheritors, skimmers, and hoarders of wealth have routinely thwarted the will of the many through a variety of political sophistries. Our Constitution advances the principle that our first duty is to advocate for the highest and best interests of “We …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2020/08/26/listen-to-framing-2020-on-ascension-cafe/

Introducing Your Thesis Advisor

Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2020/08/26/introducing-your-thesis-advisor-3/

Batteries from Nuclear Waste

They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years without ever needing a charge.  The nano diamond battery has the potential to totally upend the energy equation. The graphite is rich in the carbon-14 radioisotope, which undergoes beta decay into nitrogen, releasing an anti-neutrino and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2020/08/26/batteries-from-nuclear-waste/