Corky & John on Evolution

Corky
By Corky

It has always been clear to me that the authors of the Jewish scriptures did not have evolution in mind, period - "Evolutionary Creationism" or otherwise. Everything was created in the past tense, literally instantaneously...you know, like magic, like pulling a rabbit from a hat.


A hyper-sexualised media is bad news for women. (Looks like Christians were right after all)

Miley Cyrus has caught
Ken Gilmore's attention
 
By Ken Gilmore and Miley Cyrus

Editor's Note: Ken has kindly agreed to allow us republish articles from his blog again, for which I thank him. But what's even better news is that he is now going to  write articles that we can publish on subjects of a broader apologetic focus . This will give us the opportunity to discuss the issues that he raises and to determine if we agree with his arguments.

Hope or Hype?

By Ex-Christadelphian Credo Quia Absurdum

Christadelphians claim to be able to offer hope. But is their hope merely hype?

"Hope for a hopeless world" is a commonly used lecture theme, and the title of a rather out-dated pamphlet written by the late Fred Pearce, which you can read online.

Our Mission

To reflect our new focus on Christadelphian young people, 'Our Mission' page has been revised and rewritten.

Christmas Day Special Bonus - Turning the World Upside Down - Six Articles On The Role of Women in the Church

By Ex-Christadelphian Peter Baylis

PART 1: JESUS’ ATTITUDE TO WOMEN

Christmas Day Special Bonus - YEC Target Practice 2: David Pearce - David gets his answer

By David Pearce

As author of the booklet (Evidence for Design) I would like to reply to my (anonymous) critic.

Sadly, his/her review is full of errors.

A Response to Bernard Burt's "Trial by Prophecy" Challenge

By Credo Quia Absurdum

I would like to rise Bernard Burt’s “final challenge” of the hand out “Trial by Prophecy” listing 11 Bible prophecies which man has (apparently) been unable to overturn.  


YEC Target Practice: Bernard Burt


Editor's Note: I posted this from Bernard, for a few hours, a couple of days ago, hoping that Ken Gilmore would take aim at it. Then I deleted it.

But I acted too soon and tonight Ken put a few rounds on the target on his Facebook page as follows:


A Christmas Poem

By Mancott

It was Sunday in a small town Ecclesia, it had fallen on a bright Christmas Day
The President said "Now please bow your heads we are just now a-goin` to pray"

A critical response to Nigel Bernard's Dec 2013 response to criticism of his Nov 2013 article

By Ken Gilmore
Source: Click here.

Nigel Bernard, co-author of the YEC cover article in the Nov 2013 issue of The Christadelphian elected not to employ Don Pearce’s ill-fated strategy of trying to attack the science behind radiometric dating.

More YEC geriatric nonsense from the Christadelphians

Contributed by an Ex-Christadelphian

This is from a recent edition of 'The Lampstand'




A critical response to Don Pearce's Dec 2013 response to criticism of his Nov 2013 article - 3

By Ken Gilmore. Source: Click here.

Editor's Note:

Whilst I stand aside from the Theistic content of what follows, it is still a brilliant article with some well reasoned argument by Ken.

Review: 'The Origin of the Species - Where Darwin got it wrong' talk at Lye ecclesia

By Ex-Christadelphian Joseph Strong

The February 2013 at Lye Christadelphians in the UK West Midlands gives us an interesting insight into the depth to which young earth creationism has penetrated Christadelphian thinking in the UK of the 21st Century. It also helps us to understand [redacted]'s position of his feeling of wasting time on such people in his recent reply to author David Pearce.

Scientists create new protocell - We are now closer to explaining the origin of life

An illustration of a protocell,
 
Gert Korthof        Source: Click here.

Our thanks to Ken Gilmore for finding this article.





Santa Claus is not real, vicar claims to audience of primary school children

Reverend Simon Tatton-Brown
infuriated his flock by telling the truth
By Joseph Strong

A vicar infuriated parents by telling their children that Father Christmas was not real at a primary school assembly
A vicar has been forced to apologise after claiming at a primary school assembly that Father Christmas does not exist and recounting the gruesome story of Saint Nicholas.

A critical response to Don Pearce's Dec 2013 response to criticism of his Nov 2013 article - 2



By Ken Gilmore. Source: Click here.

Editor's Note: More from the keyboard of Christadelphian Doctor Ken Gilmore. The Christadelphian community have never seen anything like it. He's singlehandedly dragging them into the 21st Century.


The Christadelphian Office on Facebook (3)

This is my third comment on the Christadelphian office Facebook page. The previous two were deleted.

It's in answer to Peter, who questioned me about something.


The Christadelphian Office on Facebook (2)


Here is my latest comment on the CD magazine Facebook page. Please 'Like' my comment there and join the discussion.

Like my previous comment they may have deleted or hid it by now. But don't be deterred; answer my comment as if it were still showing.



VIDEO: How we found out evolution is true: John van Wyhe at TEDxNTU

Thanks to Ken Gilmore for finding this great video

The Christadelphian Office on Facebook (1)

The Facebook page of the Christadelphian office (click here) is a collection of shallow platitudes, mixed with a smug, holier-than-thou attitude that judges everyone except Christadelphians. It appears to be intended as some sort of encouragement to the elderly and those with very little intelligence. 

Forged

By Mancott

A very good overview of Bart Erhman`s book "Forged" can be found by Googling: 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forged


A critical response to Don Pearce's Dec 2013 response to criticism of his Nov 2013 Christadelphian Magazine article - 1

By Ken Gilmore. Source: Click here.

Editor's Note: I don't agree with the Theistic content of this article, but as we have an ever increasing number of Theist Christadelphians reading our website, this piece should be of interest to them.



How big was the human population bottleneck? Another staple of theology refuted.

 By Jerry Coyne             Source: Click here.
 
A new paper in Nature by Heng Li and Richard Durbin contains estimates of the “effective population size” of our ancestors at different points in evolutionary time.

Young Earth Creationism in the November 2013 edition of The Christadelphian Magazine

By Ken Gilmore.     Source: Click here.


I’ve already commented on how The Testimony has sunk to a new low with the publication in the November 2013 edition of an anti-evolution article that employed the intellectually and morally dishonest practice of quote mining in its attacks on evolutionary biology.
 

My Disfellowshipping Letter

By Joseph Strong

A week or so ago, John asked me if I would be prepared to share with you my letter of disfellowship from the Spalding UK Christadelphian Ecclesia.

I have appended it here for your information and enlightenment.

The Christadelphian Show


By Geri

I'm reminded of the film The Truman Show, where a man spends his whole life growing up on a film set thinking that where he lived was real life.
 

73,766 British Pounds - Is that too much to forgive your brother?


The Pagan Origins of the Book of Genesis - Part 2: The Creation of the Firmament (Dome) and the Waters Above

The pagan cosmology of Genesis
Click here to read the first part of this series of articles. They need to be read in the correct numbered sequence to be best understood.

Genesis Chapter 1 - New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

"6 And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ 7 So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. 8 God called the dome Sky............................

This Blog Evolves Again

I have decided to evolve the blog in a slightly new direction.

I'm dropping the 'Unbelievers' tag, because one of our admins and many of our authors, commenters and readers are not Unbelievers. It seems unnecessary to let them to feel uncomfortable using a resource that does not accurately portray their thinking and beliefs.

The Christadelphian War Against Education

Contributed by Geri

I just visited the Christadelphian Home School UK site

http://www.christadelphianschooling.co.uk/default.asp

 and found this quote;


The Pagan Origins of the Book of Genesis - Part 1: The Spirit of God

This is the first of a series of articles showing how the authors of the Biblical book of Genesis borrowed many of their key themes and stories from writings of pagan priests and storytellers of the surrounding nations of the Ancient Near East (ANE).

The pagan cuneiform inscriptions containing these myths are up to two and a half thousand years older than the earliest possible date of the origin of Genesis.

How low will they go? - Christadelphian Office promoting Michael Ashton books!

I was shocked today when a correspondent alerted me to the fact that the Christadelphian Office (CMPA) are still proudly publishing a total of fourteen books and booklets authored by their disgraced former editor, Michael Ashton.

In 2011 Brother Ashton was accused of allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from Christadelphians during his decade as editor of the Christadelphian magazine. According to the CMPA he admitted these actions. He was disfellowshiped  by his ecclesia for this behaviour, for "Conduct unbecoming of a Brother of Christ."



Heaven's Philippine Aid Controversy

The size of Heaven's aid offering to the Philippines
has sparked mixed feelings from its citizens
Heaven is sending $0,000,000.00   (£0,000,000.00) to the Philippines to help with the aid effort following Typhoon Haiyan.

Heaven had been criticised for its pledge - a fraction of that committed by other major nations.



Quote mining and intellectual dishonesty in the Nov 2013 Testimony Magazine - By Ken Gilmore

Editor's Note: Yet another brilliant article from Ken. Readers are recommended to read his blog avidly. Ken: let me know if you want me to delete this article. But we can get up to 2,500 or more page views for each of your articles and it would be a pity to not get through to those readers. Moreover our readers are your target audience.

Source:  http://christadelphianevolution.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/quite-mining-and-intellectual.html

Pinocchio writes for Peterborough Christadelphians

 
 

Review: 'Creation or Evolution' by John Hellawell


'Creation or Evolution' is a new E-book published by the Christadelphian office (CMPA). The book has previously available as a hard copy. It is intended to be used as a preaching booklet.

The author, John Hellawell, is a trustee of the CMPA. He is a Young Earth Creationist who does not believe in Evolution.

Building blocks of life could be formed on comets


Written by Andrew Bissette
PhD student at University of Oxford


No one knows how life began on Earth. But for it to happen, some simple chemical building blocks would have been needed.

The Jake Douglas Article

Young Earth Creationism
and Flood Geology
explained to Jake Douglas
by a Christadelphian relative
Email us if you would like to read a copy of this article written by our brave young martyr.

We were forced to withdraw it following coercion on young Jake from his relatives, who did not want him expressing his own opinion on the religion.

Ex-Christadelphians@Hotmail.com

Another of our young Christadelphian authors found by the CDs

This is what happens, when they are found, to the courageous youngsters from Christadelphian families who dare to write for us to express their thinking about religion and the Bible.

This is why we have been obliged to delete Jake Douglas's article.

This is how weak and insecure the Christadelphians really are.


Win a FREE copy of Jonathan Burke's new book 'Living on the Edge'

http://www.fuudai.com/project_detail.php?id=1344577&lang=english
Jonathan
Burke

To win your free copy of Jonathan's new book, simply write an article of more than 500 words for us on the subject: "Why I am losing my faith." The writers of the best articles will receive free hard copies of the book from us, together with free postage. If they have a tablet computer we will give them an additional E-Book version of the book free of charge.

Ken Gilmore Dismembers John V Collyer's book 'Creation Evolution and Science'

Who wrote the following?

"John Collyer has written one of the worst anti-evolution books ever produced by a Christadelphian writer. Unfortunately, it is sold by both the Testimony Magazine and the Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing Association, giving its nonsensical views broad access into our community."


Your Science and Evolution Questions Answered

Modern science is a highly complex subject and we appreciate that some people might find our articles and videos difficult to understand.

On this page you can ask any questions you like, about any aspect of Science and Evolution and we will give you an answer.

My change of heart over JB's new 'Living on the Edge' book

http://www.fuudai.com/project_detail.php?id=1344577&lang=english
Click to buy this book
Jonathan Burke is a theist and therefore by definition I don't agree with much of what he writes. I have previously noted some of this book's shortcomings on this blog.

However you have to look at things relatively and relative to the unbounded nonsense published by the Christadelphian office, the ALS, the Bible Mission, the Logos, Testimony magazine and other Christadelphianspublishers - Jonathan's book is superb. It is a milestone in Christadelphian publishing and one of the most significant books published in our community since the days of Dr Thomas.

Brian Greene explains why our Universe was NOT fine tuned for life by God


Comment of the week from Cindy

To me, who was brought up a Christadelphian and was baptized one in my mid 20's but have since left, I feel that does it really matter if people do or do not believe God created the earth or started the evolutionary process (the later is which I swing towards) or not.

Proposed Vast New Russian Naval Base in Egypt Turns Christadelphian Predictions Upside Down!


Christadelphian thinking about latter day
prophecy has been turned upside down
The news that Russia is planning a huge new naval base in Egypt will have Christadelphians turning their Middle East maps upside down.

Click here for details.

For one hundred and sixty five years Christadelphians have told the world that Russia is the "King of the North" and now it looks like Russian President Putin is going to be the "King of the South."

Disfellowshipped by the CDs for Struggling with his Faith


Written by Joseph Strong

Last night I returned home from a weekend away with my children, to find a letter on my doormat from the Spalding Christadelphian Ecclesia.




Comment of the Week - From Mancott

I was indoctrinated into CDism from the cradle. I believed in it as fervently as I believed in Santa Claus. Then Santa Claus was revealed as my dad creeping into my bedroom with presents early on Christmas day.

Don't be Fooled by the You Know Who

 
- Discuss

Surtsey Proves that God did NOT Create the Earth

Surtsey is a volcanic island off the southern coast of Iceland. It was formed in a volcanic eruption which began 130 metres (426 ft) below sea level, and reached the surface on 14 November 1963. The eruption lasted until 5 June 1967, when the island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km (1.0 sq mi). Since then, wind and wave erosion have caused the island to steadily diminish in size.

Young Earth Creationism in the November Christadelphian Magazine

The Christadelphians are once again displaying their scientific ignorance; this time in an article by Nigel Bernard and Don Pearce published in the November 2013 Christadelphian magazine.

Entitled "Surtsey: a pattern for creation?" It recounts the story of the creation of the volcanic island of Surtsey in 1963 off the coast of Iceland in the North Atlantic. The authors say of this event:

"The rate at which geological features formed on the island provide some supporting evidence that the time scale of Genesis, with six days of creation followed by six thousand years of human activity, is not as unrealistic as is sometimes claimed." 

Has 'The Garden of Eden' Been Found?

Written by Paul Bedson

Source: T
he Gazette of the Association for the Protection of Lebanese Heritage (APLH), "Of Men And Ruins" Issue 2, October 2013.
Editor's Note: Ezekiel chapters 28 & 31 lend some credence to the idea that the Garden of Eden was located in Lebanon.

Meet Professor Lawrence Krauss Next Sunday 3 November in Sydney Australia

Ex-Christadelphians will be meeting up again with Lawrence Krauss, next Sunday 3 November, when he visits Sydney Opera House for the Australian premiere screening of his new movie 'The Unbelievers.' You can also meet with Lawrence in Canberra Australia 5 November and watch the movie. Email me ex-Christadelphians@hotmail.com for details of what we have planned.

Why 'Wrested Scriptures' is Wrong on Evolution - By Ken Gilmore - Parts 1 - 6

By Ken Gilmore

(Editor's Note: Ken is Christadelphian Theist, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian. He does not support or condone the Atheist position of this website and we do not support or condone his Theism. Nevertheless there remains a considerable amount of agreement between us and we consider his work to be of the utmost value) 

The following is in five parts with the references given after each part; so keep reading after each section of references.
 

Sound words from Lord Singh

Yesterday, Lord Singh of Wimbledon spoke on BBC Radio 4's morning religion spot, "Thought for the day".

Download podcast here: Lord Singh 23/10/13 (3 mins, 2Mb) 

Did Christianity (and other religions) promote the rise of science?

Written by Jerry Coyne

Of course most of you will answer “No way!”, and I do, too, but accommodationists and science-friendly believers make this argument often. Here are a few specimens:

Texas publishers refuse to include Creationism in science textbooks


In a victory for science education and the children of Texas, publishers are refusing to include creationism in science textbooks despite fierce pressure from conservative Christians.
Click here for more.

Heritage College Birmingham Parents & Students Beware!