Jesus, Harry, Christians and Atheists: The Spiritual War for Possession of Harry Potter’s Soul.

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I just stumbled across a comment made by self proclaimed Hogwarts professor John Granger against my book, Jesus Potter Harry Christ. It was hurtful. He says: Jesus Potter, Harry Christ is a book that “reveals” that Jesus of Nazareth was just a literary figure in the same sense that Harry is a Christ figure. A new low, I think, but remarkable how far we have come from Harry being the anti-Christ and gateway to the occult. ...

Was Jesus Gay? Homo-eroticism in the Secret Gospel of Mark, the Wedding Chamber and Christian Marriage

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A fragment of the Secret Gospel of Mark, a Gnostic text claimed to have been rediscovered by Prof. Morton Smith in 1958 at the Mar Saba monastery southeast of Jerusalem, describes Jesus performing initiation rituals. Before the discovery of Gnostic writings, our only knowledge of this secret gospel came from a letter written by Church Father Clement of Alexandria (150 AD - 211 AD), which refers to it as “a more spiritual gospel for the ...

The History of Christmas: Pagan Yule-Tide, Tree Worship and the Real Birthday of Jesus Christ.

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Christmas is coming! And as the air turn cold and the familiar music starts to play incessantly, everybody is preparing to worship the birth of Jesus. Aren't they? In fact if you're at all literate, and especially if you're a good Christian, you probably know that December 25th is NOT the day that Jesus was born. But you may not know how we got from Jesus to Christmas, why we bring in Christmas trees, light ...

Jesus Proof! 5 Arguments in Favor of the Historical Jesus Christ (and 4 against)

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Arguments in Favor of the Historical Jesus The claim that Jesus was mythological, or not historical, as we have seen has a long history. It has ‘been refuted’ time and again by Christian apologists, who are often exasperated to learn that there are still some people who won’t let it go. The majority of scholars, as well as the general public – whether religious or secular – believe that Jesus Christ was historical (that there was ...

Mary’s Vulva: Jesus Christ, Vesica Pisces and the Christian Fish Symbol

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Many of the stories in the biblical gospel stories have mathematical significance, like the name of Jesus, and use numbers to convey sacred geometrics. Jesus often says things like, “Let those who have ears, hear!” or “Let those who have eyes, see!” alluding to the need to seek a deeper interpretation for his parables. He also chastises his apostles frequently for not understanding the actual significance behind his stories. One example is the appearance of Jesus ...

The Jesus Mysteries: Is Christianity a Jewish-Pagan Mystery Cult?

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“Jesus said to the 12 apostles: "You have been given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those, the ones outside, everything is given in parables, so that seeing, they may see and not perceive, and hearing, they may hear but not understand.” Mark 4:11 The purpose of this chapter will be to demonstrate that Christianity was originally a mystery religion; that it had different layers of meaning, and that only the higher ...

7 reasons my HTC Aria cell phone is better than God

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Awhile ago I posted an article about how Google is like God: omniscient, omnipresent, omni-etc. The alpha and the omega. Here is a link to the church of google. I've also pointed out what Christians, or God, should think about the iphone (What does God think about the iPhone?), and explored what the iPhone means for people who enjoy the untethered freedoms of faithless living (Is the iPhone Satanic?) But it's all been hearsay, as I've ...

Christians can’t teach literature

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This is a little pet peeve; sorry it won't be a well researched, carefully executed argument or article. It is just something that popped into my head. Many, many English literature teachers - especially in Asia but also elsewhere - are Christian. Maybe not fundamentalists, but believing, practicing Christians. At the same time, many, MANY of the Western's world's greatest literary minds (the poets, the politicians, the founding fathers, the artists, the novelists, the speech ...

Monogamy, Polygamy, and Religion

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"Love one another - but make not a bond of love". A quote from Kahlil Gilbran; the richest and wisest writer I'm familiar with. I've taken that to heart since I was a teenager. I am filled with fascination for the beauty of the opposite sex. I love women. It feels unnatural to be with only one, forever - it always feels like an incredible amount of effort.Of course you can choose to be with ...

Nietzsche, Christianity and Religious Tolerance

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This long, rambling post was taken from my private journal with very little editing. It's mostly a tangent - and yet much more fun to read than an article. What did you learn about in school today, dearest? I learned about the revolt of the slaves. I learned how the Jewish, slave mentality, unique in history as the theology of a poor and downtrodden nation, re-invented morality and inserted their perverse sickness into every aspect of ...

5 ways for Christians to talk with Atheists

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I 'stumbled upon' a debate today, raised by biologist PZMyers at pharyngula's Atheistic objections to an article entitled "5 things that would make Atheists seems nicer." Although I don't disagree with any of Myers' responses, as he says he is not interested in having a meaningful, respectful conversation with Christians, because 'he's not a nice guy' and would rather just piss all over the shoddy arguments and beliefs of the Christians. (Funnily enough, the original ...

Pray for me!

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I've just made an amazing discovery... It's late and I can't think clearly so I don't remember the name of the famous (French?) philosopher who said, in effect, that since we can't know for certain, believing in God is the smartest bet. Because if you're wrong, it doesn't matter, and if you're right, you go to heaven. Whereas, the penalty for not believing is much worse. (I remember now - it's 'Pascal's wager'.) However - I've ...