What really happened on Easter Sunday – Jesus, suffering and guilt

My sister sent me the following chain letter, which goes into surprising detail about exactly how, physically, Jesus suffered on the cross. The point of the letter is to get you to feel his pain, which generates an emotional catharsis; it makes you first feel guilty, and then overwhelmingly grateful. Don't forget that this highly robust psycho-religious emotional experience was already being practiced by the Jewish women mourning for Tammuz in the Spring on the ...

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Holy Blasphemy is a community of heretics, free-thinkers and spiritual seekers committed to religious freedom, personal autonomy and positive social change. We regularly produce in-depth, well researched articles on religious history, spirituality and modern culture, as well as lighter (or darker) rants and tirades.  The title "Holy Blasphemy" indicates our mission of straddling the space between Religion and Atheism: while we are absolutely against totalizing doctrines, idiocy, and irrational faith that breeds violence and intellectual ...

How can Blasphemy be Holy?

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Our idea of God comes from St. Anselm: God is the highest thought that can be thought. If there is a God, and he lives up to all of our expectations of him, (and he must, or else he is not God), then he would not be so petty as to become furiously angry and result to violent retribution during those occasions in which we, equipped with our limited mental capabilities, accidentally or purposefully call him ...

Who was the Historical Jesus Christ?

Who was the historical Jesus and why does he matter? The controversy surrounding the existence of a historical person who founded the Christian movement has been raging for centuries - in fact much longer. This article is a very brief introduction to this lengthy subject. We will not focus here on the evidence concerning the historical Jesus; we only want to illustrate the extant and depth of the controversy. THE DEBATE SURROUNDING THE HISTORICAL JESUS “The day ...

Free Book! Dead Little Fish

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Curious about the historical Jesus? Interested in history? Download this free book now! I've decided to give away my 2006 book, "Dead Little Fish: The Accidental History of Jesus Christ". Over 200 pages of historical research and pictures, you'll learn fascinating trivia like: Harry Potter, Jesus Christ, and the Lion King are based on sun worship Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are remnants of mystery cult ideology Why the snake is a symbol of evil The lamb and cross are ...

Satan is a Cookie

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Satan (aka Lucifer/the Devil) is a fascinating literary character whose evolution sheds light into the shift of values that took place with the rise of Christianity. Original 'Satanic' characters are surprisingly the heroes and champions of earlier cultures! Prometheus, for example, stole fire from the gods and was chained and tortured forever (by the gods - who didn't want to share with humans). Similar traditions are told in Native American mythology (coyote steals the fire) ...