When Prophecy Fails

By Joseph Strong

Authors Note: This is a post designed to promote discussion. It represents the author's opinion only.

In the 1956 book "When prophecy fails" (Leon Festinger et al), Festinger outlined his theory of cognitive dissonance. I do not intend to discuss the full book here, but I recommend looking at the reference and if possible reading it in full, the Kindle download is less than $1. Some of the references below are directly from the Wikipedia page-they tally with the book.

The Scandal of the (Fundamentalist) Christadelphian Mind

Christadelphian Fundamentalists
cause the Ken-Cat to spit up furballs
Editor's Note: I'm only going to quote the conclusion of this Ken-Cat article, because it is about who Cain married; which I find to be as boring as watching sport on the TV. But the conclusion says it all. The Ken-Cat has had it up to here with the Christadelphians.

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Fossils, Fundamentalism and the Closing of the Christadelphian Mind

Another puuuuurfect
article by the Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore    Source

Over a century ago, C.C. Walker, the second editor of The Christadelphian, on contemplating the continuity in the fossil record between extinct large birds, and contemporary birds, did what many in our community today would regard as unthinkable. He admitted that if this was proven, then our understanding of the creation narrative would have to change.

Will there be Christadelphians in the 22nd Century?

By Credo Quia Absurdum

Michael Faraday was a great scientist, perhaps one of the greatest to have lived.  Albert Einstein, western culture’s epitome of the great scientist, is said to have kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall.

There are no Fundamentalist Atheists, but the New Atheists are unreasonable and evangelical - By Ken Gilmore


Ken and Barbie

Editor's Note: I don't know if Ken was trying to refute the previous article by Credo, or if this latest article on his blog is coincidence. But it gives us the Gilmorian take on this issue and allows us an opportunity to discuss his views.





The Myth of 'Atheist Fundamentalism'

By Credo Quia Absurdum

A recent contributor to the comments on this site accused the Ex-Christadelphians of having “simply exchanged a type of Christian fundamentalism for Atheist fundamentalism.” To make this kind of all too common sweeping condemnation shows that the writer does not understand the meaning of Christian fundamentalism, and has no idea of the simplicity and yet huge variety of Atheism.

"What, if anything, would ever change your mind?" - The Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate

By Credo Quia Absurdum

A good test of whether any person’s belief is something which the rest of us should take seriously is to ask them the question that forms the title of this post.

More "Signs of the Times" Nonsense

By Ex-Christadelphian and occasional theist, Joseph Strong

The Christadelphians have an uneasy relationship with science. On the one hand, if it can extend their mortal life amongst us Gentiles, they will grab at it for any cure it can offer.

"The challenge of the teaching of Theistic Evolution" by John Martin - It doesn't get much worse than this

Geriatric Christadelphianism doesn't get much worse than this video rant by John Martin dated 29 January 2014. Profound ignorance, living in the past, anti-science, raging Fideism, emotionally driven belief devoid of any form of reality check, barely concealed anger and hatred of fellow Christadelphians - John Martin makes Christadelphianism look ridiculous and shows why it is sinking into irrelevance in an age that has disproved the very foundation of his faith

Knowing Jesus

By Credo Quia Absurdum

Have you met Jesus?

Do you have a personal relationship with Him?


New Ex-Christadelphians

Congratulations to the following Christadelphians who recently deconverted:

Laura Parker - Dudley, Queens Cross, UK ecclesia. - Resigned.
Kevin Firth - Halifax, Balmoral Place, UK ecclesia - Resigned.
Julie Firth - Halifax, Balmoral Place, UK ecclesia - Resigned.
Mike Lindsay - Calgary, AB, Canada ecclesia - Resigned.

Goddidnotdoit

This NEVER happened!
By Credo Quia Absurdum

Christadelphians and fond of quoting bible passages in discussion and then metaphorically standing back as though that trumps all other arguments.