Making Excuses for Jesus

Excuse 5. When Jesus said the ‘Kingdom of God is coming soon’, what he meant to add was ‘but only in heaven and then in 1874. Or 1878. 1914? Er… 1975. After 2017?’ So say the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 1897 … Continue reading

Making Excuses for Jesus

Excuse 3. When Jesus said ‘Kingdom of God’ what he really meant was ‘heaven’. According to many Christians, the Kingdom of God is a supernatural realm where those whom Jesus has redeemed are going to go when they die. This … Continue reading

Making Excuses for Jesus

Excuse 2. When Jesus said ‘Kingdom of God’ what he really meant was ‘the church’. So if not the transfiguration, then what? Christians can’t accept that Jesus was wrong in all he prophesied, and must invent some other explanation. How … Continue reading

Making excuses for Jesus

Excuse 1. When he said ‘Kingdom of God’, what Jesus really meant was ‘transfiguration’. However it might seem, Jesus’ mission didn’t fail! Absolutely not. Because after he promised those standing in front of him would see God’s Kingdom come in … Continue reading

The Christian blog that knows better than Jesus

The superior intellects at Triablogue responded to my comment (see previous post below) by telling me they’d already dealt with the claim that Jesus believed the arrival of the Son of Man/the End of the Age/the Final Judgement and God’s … Continue reading

Why I can’t believe in ‘the Lord Jesus Christ’ (one of many reasons)

Over on the very smug Christian web-site, Triablogue, which I discovered via Gary’s Escaping Christian Fundamentalism blog, a commenter poses the question, ‘What evidence would it take to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?’ This is the answer I left: … Continue reading

Idiotic Stuff Jesus Said 10: How to Entertain

Here’s something you don’t see every day. When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would … Continue reading

My preciousss is mine (and mine alone)

Christians have a monopoly on the Bible. No-one else should comment on it, criticise it or even quote from it. Or so Christians tell me. The reason for this, apparently, is that ‘it is absurd to contest the Bible when … Continue reading