Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Problems with the BASF: Foundation Clause

The BASF is the Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith, and is the statement of faith of the Christadelphians in what is known as the Central Fellowship (which I believe is the current majority).

You can find the full statement of faith here.

This post examines issues with the Foundation Clause...

Did Moses write the Pentateuch?

The common belief among Christadelphians is that the first 5 books of the bible, commonly known as the Pentateuch, were originally written by Moses. Several lines of evidence point to this not being the case.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials - Evidence Against The Resurrection of Jesus

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, most of them women.

We have vastly more and better quality evidence for witchcraft in these cases, than we have for the resurrection of Jesus. Yet we are rightly sceptical of whether any magic or witchcraft actually happened in Salem, and so in order to be consistent we must also be sceptical of whether any resurrection took place in the case of Jesus. The below video explains The Salem Witchcraft Argument in greater detail...

Countering the Kalam Cosmological Argument

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is a variation of the cosmological argument that argues for the existence of God as the cause of the universe. [Source]

Below is a series of articles (with YouTube videos linked within) that aims to debunk the Kalam Cosmological Argument piece by piece.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Living without religion

I just came across an interesting website with an inspirational video on living without religion.

Check it out here: www.livingwithoutreligion.org