Jesus in Early Christian Art – Wizard Boy to Royal God!

Young, fresh-faced, boyish...The earliest images of Jesus look nothing like the Jesus we know today. And nothing like the Jesus in the Turin Shroud. Jesus, at first, is a happy, go-lucky character, curly haired and handsome. Ceiling Mosaic of the Arian Baptistry, Ravenna, Italy. ca. end of the 5th century CE. Juan Fernández Navarrete, Baptism …

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Art and Architecture of Early Christianity

Waldemar Januszczak shows how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. Early Christians had no art but practised in secret and Januszczak purports the Rotas Square found throughout the Roman Empire such as at Pompeii were early Christian symbols along with the fish and anchor. With …

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Making “Picadillo” Out of Christian Pastors

Recently, I had the fortune of running into a Christian Pastor during my Facebook travels. I made these people look sooo bad, that they strategically deleted my comments so as to save themselves the embarrassment of getting schooled in their own religion. I must admit, this was a thrashing like no other. I'm not one …

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Why I am Not a Christian: An Examination of the God‐Idea and Christianity – Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell, March 6, 1927 [The lecture that is here presented was delivered at the Battersea Town Hall under the auspices of the South London Branch of the National Secular Society, England.] As your chairman has told you, the subject about which I am going to speak to you tonight is "Why I Am Not …

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‘In three days, you shall live’ – Gabriel’s Revelation

In July of 2008 a flurry of academic journals and news sources reported a new archaeological artifact that might “shake our basic view of Christianity”—especially about first-century messianic expectations and the resurrection accounts. The find was a large stone tablet on which was written eighty-seven lines of Hebrew text in ink, but much of the …

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The Virgin Birth of the Egyptian Messiah…Horus & The Pattern for the Christian Nativity Scene

In this set of engravings we have the Annunciation, the Conception, the Birth, and the Adoration as described in the first and second chapter of Luke's Gospel. These scenes, which were mythical in Egypt, have been copied or reproduced as historical in the Canonical Gospels. In the temple of Amun at the site of Luxor …

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The Lord’s Prayer Instructions

It's Christmas and the Christians are praying up storm, as they like to do this time of year. Interestingly enough, most of them have no clue as how to actually pray. Let me explain... Jesus gave his followers very clear instructions on how to pray. This is called the Lord's prayer and can be found in the …

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