Posts Tagged ‘Christianity’

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Rescuing Jesus from the Christians

October 19, 2010

Following on from my previous post, this was my dad’s essay on the subject of “Rescuing Jesus from the Christians”. One of these days I’ll explain to him how he can publish things on his own blog, but until then it will live as a guest post on this one. In my objective assessment of the two rival posts, I think I score higher for “use of profanity” but my dad wins on “actually knowing what he’s talking about”. Enjoy.

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Reclaiming Jesus from the Christians

October 14, 2010

Recently, my dad advised me to read Jesus & Philosophy by Don Cupitt. As a dutiful son I did, after which I suggested (with tongue slightly in cheek) that it would be a worthwhile project to try to reclaim Jesus from the Christians, who seem to have done a pretty good job of sabotaging his message and generally making a hash of things. Amused by this notion, he suggested that we should both write a 500ish word essay on the subject. This is what I came up with – probably quite a few rough edges (I put it together over several train journeys and don’t want to spend huge amounts of time editing it), and you really should read the book to get some of the background, but here it is anyway…

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