LETTERS FROM A SISTER WHO IS LOSING HER FAITH (PARTS 1 & 2)

We are closely involved with many Christadelphians who are either losing or have lost their faith. Almost all of this discussion is confidential and never makes it onto the pages of this website.

However one brave sister has agreed to allow us to publish and we hope that readers will learn much from this series of letters that will be published here from time to time.

SPECIAL FEATURE: EVOLUTION IS TRUE!

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology - Carl Sagan

Sinornithosaurus

reptile/bird fossil

125 million years old
The ignorance of large sections (not all) of the Christadelphian community about Evolution is profound. It is wilful ignorance of a people who won't even look at the facts. They don't want to look at the facts because the facts clearly demonstrate that the first chapters of the Bible are Iron Age myth and nonsense. The facts destroy the very foundation of Christadelphian belief.

Instead most Christadelphians learn about Evolution by reading anti-Evolution booklets and watching anti-Evolution videos that are either decades out of date or are based on writings that are obsolete by a factor of many decades.

As a consequence they know almost nothing about one of the greatest scientific discoveries in human history and they don't understand that Evolution actually happened. Evolution is true and it exposes the writers of Genesis as mistaken. God did NOT create living species; they evolved from a common ancestor billions of years ago.


It has been said that there is more evidence to prove that Evolution happened than there is for any other established fact of human knowledge. We have the evidence of our own eyes in our own times.

A Letter To The Editors Of The Christadelphian Magazine Emailed 23 April 2013

Dear Andrew and Roger

I'm sorry but you have lost the plot. Your magazine has become irrelevant to the Christadelphian community, other than being a notice board of ecclesial news. Soon even that function will probably be taken from you, as others move the function online and away from your office.

Faith and Proof Don't Mix

Choose one or the other
- but you can't have both!
In Hebrews 11:1 the apostle Paul declares that faith is a belief that is not based on proof.

"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." (New Living Translation 2007)

In Ephesians 2:8 Paul teaches that it is this kind of faith that causes God's grace to save certain people.


"By grace are ye saved, through faith."

Paul did NOT say:

"By grace are ye saved through proof."



Follow Until You're Blind (A Poem)


Ex-Christadelphian Lunches and Social Afternoons - Melbourne and Sydney

The Conservatory Restaurant at Crown Casino Melbourne

We are arranging a lunch and social afternoon for Ex-Christadelphians at the Conservatory Restaurant at the Crown Entertainment Complex in the middle of Melbourne Australia. Cost $48.00 with everything included except drinks. Tea and Coffee is included.

It will be a weekday lunch. Or we can move it to a Saturday, with an increase in cost to $61.00. Parking at the complex is cheap and often free if you buy a lunch.

If you can't afford the cost, Ex-Christadelphians funds will confidentially subsidise it for you.

Sisters DON'T have to wear hats!!

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: The Dangers of a Christadelphian Heritage College Education



This is not how Australian
education is supposed to be
Writing about the spread of extreme religious Faith Schools like the Christadelphian Church Heritage Colleges, top Australian educator John Fleming, author of the book "The Moving School" has commented "It's very worrying." (Recent email to me.)

Professor Richard Dawkins has said that he considers Faith Schools to be child abuse. 

Here at Ex-Christadelphians we agree and we believe that for the well being of the students they should be opposed.


We do not object to Church owned schools. My own three children attend a great Uniting Church owned school, Haileybury College.  There they receive a well balanced education free from religious proselyting.

We do object to extreme Faith Schools like Heritage Colleges, where preaching to the children is a declared intention of the school. That is quite different to religious education. We think that public money should NOT be spent converting children to a religious sect.

A Message For Modern Day Christadelphians - By Dr John Thomas

Christadelphian Founder Dr John Thomas 1805-1871
Picture digitally enhanced


"Must a man never progress? If he discovers an error in his premises, must he for ever hold to it for the sake of consistency? May such a calamity never befall me! Rather let me change every day, till I get it right at last." 

- From a letter written by John Thomas in 1848, quoted by Robert Roberts, in Dr. Thomas: His Life and Work

"Investigate everything you believe - if it is the truth it cannot be injured; if error, the sooner it is corrected the better. Never be afraid of results to which you may be driven by your investigations, as this will inevitably bias your mind and disqualify you to arrive at ultimate truth." 

- Elpis Israel

Editor's Note:

It is my firm conviction that were Dr Thomas alive today, he would not be a Christadelphian and he would not even be a Christian.
 

SPECIAL FEATURE

 
Christadelphian Atheism is Christadelphian reform taken to its logical conclusion.


We Christadelphian Atheists favour The Scientific Method of thinking and discovery and we favour mainstream scientific theories such as the Big Bang, the inflation of our Universe and Evolution. But the Big Bang had to come from somewhere and because the sum total of all the mass and energy in our Universe totals zero, we think that the Universe came from nothing.

But "nothing" in that sense does not mean the "nothing" of the generally accepted English usage of the word. Obviously there would have to be "something" in that "nothing" and scientists have demonstrated that "nothing" is actually a seething mass of energy so great that its sum total cannot be imagined or even estimated.