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.


Ken Gilmore chases John Bedson down the street

Don't mess with the Ken-Cat
I called round to visit the Ken-Cat today; to see if we could sort out our differences over Miley Cyrus. Unfortunately he gave me a hostile reception and I left with my tail between my legs. His wife videoed our encounter on her IPhone. To humiliate me further, Ken has uploaded the movie onto his blog. I have reproduced it here to show how he treated me.

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.

Christadelphian baptisms in sharp decline


By John Bedson

The news from the January 2014 Christadelphian magazine is that there were only two Christadelphian baptisms in the UK recorded. Four Christadelphian young people were baptised in Canada.

The Christadelphian magazine January 2014 - (Groan)

By John Bedson

Just when I think that it can't get any worse, the old folk at Shaftmoor Lane find yet another way to reach fresh new lows of boredom in the flagship magazine of the Christadelphian religion. I thought that their "Letters to the Editor" about whether people should, or should not applaud at baptisms was the ultimate in petty minded irrelevance. But I was mistaken. In the January 2014 edition, the editor has plumbed new depths of geriatric rambling and reminiscing.
 

Ken Gilmore: A Clarification

Will the Ken-Cat
attack us?
 
By John Bedson

A Christadelphian has accused Ken Gilmore of co-operating with us.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Although we enthusiastically agree with Ken's ideas on Evolution and the age of the Earth; he most certainly DOES NOT co-operate with us.

We reproduced his articles because they were covered by an open licence that allowed anyone to take them without needing permission.

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

Another young Christadelphian deconverts


By John Bedson

Congratulations to the brave Christadelphian young person who emailed us on Christmas Eve and told us of her recent deconversion.

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 note to our Authors

By John Bedson

We now have many upgraded Authors who can upload articles directly onto the blog front page. This is helpful to me as I spend a lot of my time discussing with and replying to emails from Christadelphians who want to deconvert and I'm getting less time to write articles myself.

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.  


The Return of Christ


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 John Bedson'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.





'Time to say Goodbye'

 By John Bedson
 
If you want to know how it's going to feel when you say goodbye to the Christadelphians, click below. It's far better than  the cruel lie of the kingdom and the false hope of eternal life. For five minutes experience how beautiful it is going to be when you finally discover the truth for which you have searched all your life.
 

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. 

We don't need words to show that a loving God does not exist

By John Bedson

Warning: Graphic images to follow. Don't click to read the rest of this article if you are of a nervous disposition.


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.

Another friend from my Christadelphian days has resigned

The name of the writer has been withheld.

Hello John – I’m not sure if you will remember me but, are you the same John Bedson that I met at Coventry Grosvenor Road ecclesia in the early 1970s? I belonged to XXXX ecclesia at the 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.

Surtsey blows again up in the December 2013 Christadelphian Magazine

By John Bedson

The 'Letters to the Editor' section of this month's Christadelphian magazine shows an outpouring of offence by the liberal Christadelphians who have quite rightly objected to the article 'Surtsey a Pattern for Creation' in the previous month's issue.