Justified Anger Against Religions

The entanglement of religions in virtually all the intransigent problems which confront and threaten us means that we must become more serious in the ways in which we try to understand the power of religious belief both for evil and for good.    ...

God Cannot Be Both Good and Omnipotent

History shows that it is impossible to reconcile the so-called goodness of God with his omnipotence. Because it lacks coherence, the idea of God is bound to disintegrate. The philosophers and scientists have done their best to save it but they have...

In Early Christianity, God was a Jew

In the Acts of the Apostles, written as late as 100 CE, we can see that the first Christians still had an entirely Jewish conception of God.   During the first century, Christians continued to think about God and pray to him like Jews; they...

Paul Invented Christianity

By the first century CE, there had been a thirst for divine immanence in Judaism. The person of Jesus had seemed to answer that need. Paul, the earliest Christian writer, who created the religion that we now know as Christianity, believed that Jesus...

Jesus Wasn’t Divine Until the Fourth Century

Mark’s gospel, which as the earliest is usually regarded as the most reliable, presents Jesus as a perfectly normal man, with a family that included brothers and sisters. No angels announced his birth or sang over his crib. He had not been marked out...

Jesus Was Not from Nazareth. And stuff.

[Christian] censors have removed material threatening to the faith -- a common occurrence that reduced much of the ancient world to rubble, the wrecked pieces of which we are only now putting back together. -- D M Murdock, Christ in Egypt: The...

Piety Variety

The most ancient histories are those of gods who became incarnate in order to govern mankind. All those fables are the same in spirit, and sprung up everywhere from confused ideas, which have universally prevailed among mankind, that Gods formerly...

Does God Have a Sense of Humor?

Let's find out. Since halloween falls on a weekend this year, get each of your little Christian friends to put $6.66 in an envelope and drop it in the collection plate on Sunday.

God Hearts Submissive Christian Women

The Bible teaches that woman brought sin and death into the world. She was to play the role of a dependent on man's bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she might desire. Here is the Bible position of woman briefly summed...

Christians Don't Believe in God

There are many gods which Christians reject. I just believe in one less god than they do. The reasons that you might give for your atheism toward the Roman gods are likely the same reasons I would give for not believing in Jesus.    -- Dan...

The Christian Plague

During this appalling Age of Darkness, learning and literacy were all but destroyed. Libraries were burned in order to hide the horrible secret of the Christian religion, and a world that had been reaching for the stars, with great thinkers appearing...

Falling for Fraud

For nearly 2000 years hundreds of millions of people have been taught that a historical "son of God" called Jesus Christ lived, did miracles, suffered and died as a blood-atonement especially established once and for all by God Himself, the Creator of...

Embryonic Christianity

From surviving texts and archaeological evidence we can illustrate the development of Christianity as outlined here:    The early contributors to the Christian version of the ubiquitous celestial mythos were the Syrian Gnostics, who were...

Christianity's Darkest Age

The Inquisition was the most ghastly period in all of human history, in which millions were tortured and murdered over centuries so that they or their descendants would conform to the dogma of the Catholic Church. During those many centuries, no...

666

The much ballyhooed number, 666, mentioned in Revelation as the "mark of the Beast", was held sacred in the goddess-worshipping cultures as representative of female genitalia. When the Goddess was vilified by the patriarchy, she became the "beast" and...

Revelation

Fascination has led to endless speculation and interpretation of Revelation's "prophecy" by biblical literalists, who, being unable to do anything else with it, usually interpret it allegorically. Needless to say, despite centuries of attempts to...

Satan

Many people today do not readily express belief in Satan, or the devil, as portrayed in Christianity, which in actuality depends upon the belief in such an absolute evil being for it to be "true". The devil was a very popular figure when the Church,...

Words and Names

To the ancients, words were magical, as it was believed that the Word of God created the universe. They were expressions of real power in themselves. The word had an entity of its own; once released it could effect the desire of its creator. The god's...