On July 2, 1937 at midnight, aviatrix Amelia Earhart & her navigator, Fred Noonan, departed from Lae, Papua New Guines in a Lockheed Electra on what would have been the longest world flight. Their goal was to land on tiny Howland Island around 8:00 am to rendezvous with the USCGC Itasca for a re-fueling. They never arrived. There are several theories as to why Earhart and Noonan disappeared. 1) Crash & Sink Theory. This theory says that the Electra was under-fueled, ran out of gas & that Earhart & Noonan ditched & sank. 2) Gardner Island (Nikumaroro) Theory. This belief says that, running out of fuel, Earhart turned to the Southeast & landed on Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Island chain. They landed on a strip of beach near the shipwrecked USS Norwich City, tried to survive on the island, but perished. 3) Spies for FDR Theory. This theory proposes that Earhart was approached by the OSS (CIA) &/or War Department & agreed to use her plane to photograph the Japanese military buildup in the Marshall Islands. She switched her Lockheed Electra 10 in Miami FL for a Lockheed 12 (now an XC-35) outfitted with photographic equipment in the belly. She was supposed to turn North, photograph some islands, then continue to Howland Island. She & Noonan were captured by the Japanese, taken to the prison on Saipan, & either died from illness or were executed. 4) New Britain Theory. This theory states that, low on fuel, Earhart decided to turn back mid-flight & tried to reach the airfield in Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. But she crashed in a jungle 40 miles southwest of Rabaul. 5) She Survived & Assumed Another Identity (Irene Craigmile Bolam) Theory. This theory claims that Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan landed in the Mili Atoll (on Chiburon Island), were picked up by the Japanese, taken to Jaluit Atoll for medical care, & survived on Saipan. Earhart & Noonan may have helped the Japanese build their Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft &/or their domestic airline industry. Documentation has been seen suggesting that Earhart requested Japanese citizenship in August 1939. Amelia was rescued from Weihsien Compound in north China in August 1945. She changed her name to Irene Craigmile, the name of a friend who died in the 1930s, & married Guy Bolam of England. She lived a full life in Newark, New Jersey & died in 1982.
I'm an ex-Christian who had a lot of doubt & skepticism when I was a Christian. I am now a Polytheist Pagan. I wish I had had this video playlist earlier to help me examine the Christian faith. The videos address the following issues: 1) God tells people to do or not do certain things, then acts opposite of what he orders. Examples: Genesis 22:1 & 2 (ordering Abraham to sacrifice his son) vs. Deuteronomy 12:31 (ordering the Israelites not to sacrifice their children), Leviticus 18:18 (ordering Israelite men not to marry two sisters at once) vs. Ezekiel 23:1-4 (God stating that he married two sisters). 2) There are numerous Bible contradictions. 3) The idea that people have free will to choose or reject Jesus as their Savior is not much freedom because to reject him is to go to an Eternal Hell, according to Christian doctrine. 4) The resurrection probably did not happen. 5) The idea of Vicarious Atonement, God killing his own son for us, is insane. 6) What about the Crusades or, for that matter, the Inquisition? 7) The Bible advocates unequal treatment of women. 8) The Council of Nicaea, where many Christian beliefs were established, was a messy, political process & resulted in other varieties of Christianity being stamped out. 9) The apostle Paul was a self-appointed, false apostle whose story & teachings don't add up. 10) The Bible has been changed many times & has many mistakes. 11) Some New Testament books are forgeries or compilations of letters. 12) In the early church, there were competing views on Jesus' divinity & Christhood. 13) The Bible has various answers to the question of suffering that are inconsistent. 14) The original NT manuscripts are lost & therefore we can't have an accurate picture of events & teachings from that time. 15) In 1992, Bob Cornuke of BASE Institute in Monument CO & millionaire Larry Williams found evidence of the real Mount Sinai being JABAL AL-LAWZ, a mountain in Saudi Arabia. Allen Kerkeslager PhD, a professor at Saint Joseph's University, & Lennart Moller, a scientist at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, also support this hypothesis. Jim & Penny Caldwell of Diamondhead MS lived in Saudi Arabia for 12 years & found additional evidence that the Israelites spent 40 years wandering in Saudi Arabia before entering "Israel". In spite of clear evidence, Saudi officials keep the area of the original Tabernacle & encampment, near Jabal Al-Lawz, fenced off. Christians are still taught by pastors, priests & theological schools that those events happened in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt.