What is a Christian Now?

Thursday, 15 January 2009

[Picture of stained glass window with Mary and Jesus]I HAVE heard people refer to “Born-Again Christians” (i.e. various Protestant sects) as “Christians” — and everyone else is a non-Christian!

Yet the original, or oldest, Christians are the Roman Catholics, and Catholics see themselves as Christian, and followers of Christ. They call themselves “Christians”.

I hope to show that this is an attempt to hijack the word for Evangelical Charismatic Protestant sects, and to show what a Christian really is, and what it really means today. Read the rest of this entry »

How It All Began

Saturday, 10 February 2007

[Picture by Michelangelo]THE BEGINNING of mankind, of the planet, even of time itself can never be known, merely guessed.

In the traditional Jewish faith, the Tanakh or Written Torah has a book entitled Genesis that follows the pattern of the Ancient Greek. These traditions involve (a) gods, (b) a male, (c) a female, (d) a temptation, and (e) a tempter. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Get To Heaven Part 3

Saturday, 11 November 2006

[Picture of ad for TV show: “My Name is Earl”]Some years ago I published a long essay called ‘How To Get To Heaven’ on the web, but when I migrated it to this blog, I split it into two posts, fiddled with the formatting, did some light editing, added pictures and generally tried to make it less daunting to the reader. I also promised to write a third post. This is it.

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How To Get To Heaven Part 2

Sunday, 11 November 2001

[Picture of dice]The original post was too long (there were complaints!), so I have chopped it up and used colours and pictures to help make it more interesting. This is the second part of the original giant post, I hope this is easier and better. I also promise to do at least one more essay to finish off the topic more completely.
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How To Get To Heaven Part 1

Saturday, 10 November 2001

[Picture of test tubes]WE want control, so we want to know the future, don’t we? I guess that’s why we have superstition and science.

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