Aged CD wastes an entire page of The Christadelphian Magazine saying that he doesn't understand the Internet!

Editor's Note: The Christadelphian religion continues its descent into senility with this recent 'Letters to the Editor' which consumes over a page of the of The Christadelphian Magazine. As it is subject to copyright I have restricted our use of the original to extracted quotations, but I can assure you that the rest of the letter makes no more sense than what you can read here. 

Christadelphians are WRONG! - Happy 2015 - The World is the Safest, Richest and Healthiest in History!

By Fraser Nelson     Source
     
Judging the world through headlines is like judging a city by spending a night in A&E – you only see the worst problems. This may have felt like the year of Ebola and Isil but in fact, objectively, 2014 has probably been the best year in history.

Take war, for example – our lives now are more peaceful than at any time known to the human species. Archaeologists believe that 15 per cent of early mankind met a violent death, a ratio not even matched by the last two world wars. Since they ended, wars have become rarer and less deadly. More British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme than in every post-1945 conflict put together.

The End Of Swanwick Christadelphian Youth Weekends

Swanwick Conference Hall
Writing in this month's Christadelphian magazine, the secretary of Swanwick Christadelphian Youth Weekend in the United Kingdom, Tim Morgan, has announced that the event, which has been held in October since 1947, is "suspended until further notice." He explained that "falling numbers have made the event prohibitively expensive."

They Sought 'The Truth' - But Found Only Lies

Early Christadelphians c1865 thought that they had found 'The Truth'

By John Bedson
 
How terribly sad. What wasted time, effort and expense. Christadelphian founder Dr John Thomas and his followers down to the Twenty First Century thought that they had discovered 'The Truth'. But in reality it was just another comforting human delusion that ignorant people had devised to placate their fear of death and lack of purpose in life.

A Question About Divorce And Remarriage

Dear Ex-Christadelphians

I really do not know what to do. As a young divorced women am I supposed to live the rest of my life without a partner? - I don't think so!




Will Religion Ever Disappear?

By Rachel Nuwer

Source

A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no afterlife and no divine plan. And it’s an outlook that could be gaining momentum – despite its lack of cheer. In some countries, openly acknowledged atheism has never been more popular.

Video: PZ Myers - The Conflict Between Science and Religion



Our Target Audience

Our target audience are switched-on, open-minded Christadelphians, or young people with Christadelphian parents, who are intelligent, who are rational and critical thinkers, who possess common sense, are intellectually honest and who have a keen desire to understand the truth about life and our Universe.

Mars Curiosity Rover discovers new evidence of possible life on Mars (With new video)

Life on Mars would disprove the Bible
By John Bedson

The recent announcement that the Mars Curiosity Rover has discovered methane being episodically "breathed" out of the surface of Mars is a tantalising clue that life either does, or once did, exist on that planet. Almost all of the methane on Earth is produced by living organisms.

Book Review: 'The End of Biblical Studies' - Prometheus Books, 2007.

Hector Avalos, 'The End of Biblical Studies'
Reviewed by Robert M. Price

Source

What a refreshing book! Professor Avalos questions the utility and advisability of continuing to keep the superannuated field of Biblical Studies alive in its present form: as a species of apologetics on behalf of Christianity, whether in its evangelical/apologist form or its academic/ecumenical/liberal form.


More on Human Evolution

http://christadelphianevolution.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/more-on-human-evolution.html
The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore
(Ken is a Christadelphian, NOT an Ex-Christadelphian)

It is a testament to how fear and dogma can blind reason when the copious fossil record for human evolution is not even acknowledged, let alone contemplated. Although writing for an evangelical audience, these remarks from geologist Davis Young apply equally validly to our community:
 

Science Question

By John Bedson

Our Universe is approximately 14.7 billion years old. Yet from the Earth we can see objects that are much further than 14.7 billion light years away from us. How can that happen?

New Bill Nye Book: "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation"

"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."—Bill Nye

Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives.



Planet formation captured in new photo proves that God DID NOT create the Heavens and the Earth.

A protoplanetary disc
has formed around
the young star HL Tau
The clearest ever image of planets forming around an infant star has been taken by the Alma radio telescope.

In a vast disc of dust and gas, dark rings are clearly visible: gaps in the cloud, swept clear by brand new planets in orbit.

The sun-like star at the centre, HL Tau, is less than a million years old and is 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.




I'm stuck. Please tell me what to do. - Another recent Email from a reader.

Do I leave, or do I stay in the Christadelphians?
Hey, Ex-Christadelphians

Basically I'm writing this because I'm not really sure what to do with this whole Christadelphian thing. I'm a female and I've lived in it all my life and I think it is actually becoming mentally damaging for me to stay. For example even sending this email feels like a sin and makes me feel like I am a worthless person.


I need advice please. What should I do? - Email from a reader.

How can I leave
the Christadelphians?
Dear Ex-Christadelphians

I was brought up Christadelphian but left home and got married when I was 21. Due to pressure, guilt etc from my family I eventually got baptized. My husband and children have not come into the faith. I am fond of my bros and sisters in the ecclesia and many of them are my family; but I am really just attending out of duty. I have come to the point where I don't believe in God at all. I feel like a fraud and just going through the motions.

A Question From A Reader

Hi Ex-Christadelphians

I was just wondering if I could pick your brains. How would you answer someone using Daniel's image as fulfilled prophecy?
 
Andrew

Forty thousand year old art found in an Indonesian cave - Yet more problems for YECs!

The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore

Artwork in a limestone cave in Sulawesi previously thought to be only 10,000 years old has now been dated to nearly 40,000 years using uranium-thorium dating techniques [1]. That makes it the world's oldest artwork found to date, predating cave art in Europe.


Behind The Cosmic Curtain

Email from an escaped Christadelphian

Freedom from Christadelphianism
is easier than you think
Hello John

I've been intending to write to you for a while to congratulate you on the great work you are doing.  You, together with Bart Ehrman have given me the means to escape the mental prison in which we were once were trapped.
 
 

The Ark Before Noah - Book review

by Credo Quia Absurdum

I have just finished this fascinating book by Irving Finkel, an Assyriologist working at the British Museum, and one of the world’s foremost experts in reading the cuneiform tablets written in the languages of ancient Mesopotamia.  Here are a few thoughts.






Islamic State and the Christadelphians Cartoon (with new second cartoon added)

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Is this child abuse?

She's as cute as a button, but she is clearly just repeating what she has been taught to say, with no real understanding of what she is saying.  Does she really know what "do not commit adultree" actually means?

A child talks about God

28 seconds long. Sound only. No video.

Ex-Christadelphian Protests

Click below to support peaceful Ex-Christadelphian protests against Christadelphian and Christian teaching. If you would like to propose an Ex-Christadelphian protest in your area, please contact us for advice, support and publicity.









Lawrence Krauss says that our universe may be about to end

Lawrence Krauss, Allison Bedson
and Nancy Krauss enjoying
the recent dinner in Melbourne
By John Bedson

At a recent after-dinner talk in Melbourne Australia attended by a group of Ex-Christadelphians and hosted by Victorian Skeptics, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, best-selling author and science and public policy advocate Professor Lawrence Krauss made the startling claim that our universe could fall out of existence without warning, at any time.

Exclusive Event

By Joseph Strong










Protest against the World Congress of Families - 30th August 2014 - New pictures!

John protesting
Join John, Allison, Jeremy, Jerrell and Amanda Bedson with Professor Lawrence Krauss and his wife Nancy, with Ex-Christadelphians, Atheists, Agnostics, Gays, Femenists and others in a peaceful protest against the extreme right wing conservative organisation the World Congress of Families (AKA Catch the Fire Ministries). They believe many of the teachings of the Christadelphians such as Young Earth Creationism, Flood Geology, anti-gay, the subjugation of women, anti-divorce etc.

Cambridge University Study Reveals How Life Could Have Started From Nothing

Image Credit: Getty
By Matt Essert
Source                                                  
                 
One of the most challenging questions in basic biology and the history of evolution and life stems from the unknown origin of the first cells billions of years ago.

A skeptic's thoughts about Bible prophecy

Click here for an excellent new article by Steve Pryde

Editor's note: Our title was previously "Bible prophecy debunked" but modified at the suggestion of the author.

Complete Failure


The Bible Exhibition-Full House

UK stops funding nurseries that teach Creationism to toddlers

Source
 
British Councils are to be given powers to stop funding early-years providers with links to extremism, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.
 

Dinner with Lawrence Krauss and Ex-Christadelphians 29 August 2014

Meet Lawrence with Ex-Christadelphians and
other skeptics for a great meal and discussion
You are invited to meet Lawrence and Nancy Krauss, John, Allison and Amanda Bedson and other Ex-Christadelphians and readers of this blog on Friday 29 August 2014 at Melbourne University Graduate House Conference Centre, 220 Leicester Street Carlton Australia with proceedings beginning at 6:30pm. for a 7:00pm start. Organised by Victorian Skeptics.

An excellent three course meal will be followed by a talk by Lawrence on cosmology, skepticism and education. Cost per person is $100.00 including the meal.

Why a Christadelphian young person deconverted

Young people are leaving
the Christadelphian religion
because they disagree with
its anti-science bias
 
By Ex-Christadelphian H. Beattie

Indoctrination

I can’t remember when I began to have my first doubts about the Christadelphians. Perhaps it was after being cornered by a fire-breathing brother or sister one too many times after the meeting. One brother always talked about Noah. That was a mistake because the story of Noah makes young minds question logic.


 

The Unbelievers Movie - Buy it now

"If we live in a world where certain things are not subject to question, we live in a world where thinking has stopped." - Lawrence Krauss
The Unbelievers follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world - encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues.

Prayer Does NOT Work


By Joseph Strong       
Original Article-Click this line

An interesting prayer study was released a  while ago, and reported upon by the New York Times.  See this Wikipedia article for some good background information on these prayer studies.

A wide ranging study on the effects of intercessory prayer (not to be confused with the more violent “imprecatory” prayer), was conducted on over 1,800 heart patients.

Our universe IS NOT 'fine tuned' for life - Christadelphians refuted by renowned cosmologist Andrei Linde

By John Bedson

Professor Andrei Linde
thinks that our universe
originated from nothing
Christadelphian claims that our universe was created by God and 'fine tuned' for human life are rejected by leading cosmologists who explain the new scientific discoveries and thinking about the beginning of time and the start of our universe. The mythical Biblical claim that "God created the heavens and the Earth" has been shown likely to be erroneous and superfluous to a correct understanding of our origins. 


The Christadelphian Brain

The Christadelphian Brain
By EJK

Like the preaching brother said to his ecclesia:
"Very few people in the world are privileged to see these things as we see them, but the scripture is written in such a way that a key of KNOWLEDGE is needed to unlock the hidden secrets."
Christadelphians think that they have that KEY.

Gaza war proves Christadelphians wrong again about Bible prophecy

Hamas rockets from Gaza
fired at Israel
By John Bedson

Once again world events are showing that supposed Bible prophecy about modern Israel is hopelessly inaccurate and has nothing to do with what is happening in our times.



The Logical Fallacy Competition


By Joseph Strong, retired theist

 
My apologies to regular readers, I am currently working 13 days on, 1 off, so I have not been paying as much attention to the work of this blog as I usually would. However, the other night whilst enjoying a video by the lovely Ali Brustofski my regular subscription to Rugby Christadelphians video channel tempted me to watch the video embedded below.

Visualising Space/Time

By John Bedson

Following up on one of my comments where I explained that our universe was not created by God but instead erupted out of "nothing" - which I defined as Space/Time; this video helps us to envisage Space/Time as like a fabric, not as empty space.

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