Sketches on Atheism

Jesus Christ: just not worth a sheet of paper

Spend an hour with any Christian apologist and a single, non-scripted word will penetrate, pervade and ultimately describe everything they say or do: EXCUSE. From the hastily tailored explanations made for why their Middle Eastern god is invisible, inaudible and impotent to the petitions presented for why the character, Jesus, didn’t say anything new or … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism / This Jesus Fellow

Excuse me, but which Jesus are you talking about?

There’s an elegant, albeit scrupulously self-serving reason why an awful lot (82%) of the canonical writings pertaining to Jesus were left on the cutting-room floor in the Christian bibles 300+ year editing process. While charlatans, liars and counterfeiters of the highest order, the nameless proof readers and editors ultimately in-charge of fashioning the orthodox Christian … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Well, this is a little embarrassing, isn’t it?

There are degrees of embarrassment; those graceless, mostly self-inflicted pickles which typically range from the mild unease of being caught in a harmless white lie to the runaway shame of accidently sinking your own flagship, the HMS Victoria, as the British Navy did during a somewhat poorly thought-through parade manoeuvre in Tripoli Harbour, 1893. Stupendously … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism / This Jesus Fellow

Christianity’s (other) god-awfully awkward, nightmarish problem

Let’s be frank: Christianity, by and large, isn’t the easiest of religions to be terribly confident about… and I’m proud to say, it just got a lot worse. You see, Christians have a problem; a brightly coloured, stunningly awkward complication hidden away right in the very foundation slab of their religion, but it’s not the … Continue reading

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Puff goes Jesus

Let’s be brutally honest: Islam is a circus tent of contradictions, a mesmerizing colossus of interpreted and re-interpreted absurdity, but Muslims can at the very least claim that the temporal lobe epileptic merchant from Mecca with a name that would give any sane stationary printer a nightmare,  Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd … Continue reading

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The embarrassingly not-so-remarkable tale of how Jesus became real

Let’s be honest, I don’t believe a man named Jesus ever walked the earth. It’s not that I’m anti-Jesus in any sense, I’m not. Like most atheists I’d say I in fact live a life far closer to the ideals touted by the character than most loud-mouthed, gay hating, science denying, apocalypse yearning evangelical fundamentalist … Continue reading

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Christianity’s god awfully awkward, nightmarish question

It’s the most overlooked question in the Christian world, the stuff of nightmares for Sunday school teachers across the planet: If Jesus was God, why didn’t he say anything useful? He didn’t mention bacteria, pasteurization, or the importance of dental hygiene. He didn’t explain lightning, the tides, the sun, our position in the solar system, … Continue reading