Why God is always a no-show

* And he should know; he wrote it in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, 5:23 and elsewhere. When Jesus thought his world had got into such a bad way, he felt sure God would intervene and turn things around. But God didn’t and Jesus was executed instead. When St … Continue reading

Why Jesus can’t possibly have known he’d ‘rise from the dead’.

I said at the start of this series of posts about the date of Jesus’ crucifixion that the gospel writers perhaps felt unable to exclude Jesus’ predictions about rising from the grave after three days because these were too well-known. … 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

What has God ever done for us?

Back in my Christian days, I used to sing a hymn with a line that went ‘give and give and give again what God has given thee’. It was a fine if largely ignored sentiment – like those of similar … Continue reading

Some Pig: Why God’s laws are not written on our hearts

According to Christians, everyone of us knows the right way to behave because God has written his laws in our ‘hearts’. We don’t always bother to consult what he’s written there, however, because we prefer to do our own thing, … Continue reading

Why God could not possibly have created the universe (pt 3)

Posts here and here considered two reasons why Christians’ claim that their God created the cosmos is preposterous. A third reason is that – God as creator leads to an infinite regress. Christians like to assert that everything that has … Continue reading

Why God couldn’t possibly have created the universe (pt 1)

I’m doing some thinking aloud here in an attempt to address the Christian claim that atheists are somehow compelled to believe the universe arose from nothing. Nothing can’t create something they say, so a creator is required – and what … Continue reading

Whatever happened to the Kingdom of God?

Jesus clearly and unequivocally announced that the Kingdom of God would soon be coming to the earth (Matthew 16.27-28; Matthew 24.27, 30-31,34; Luke 21.27-28, 33-34 etc). This was his Good News. According to the synoptic gospels his entire ministry was … Continue reading

Idiotic Stuff Jesus Said 13: We Don’t Need No Educashun

But you are not to be called rabbi (teacher), for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, … Continue reading