New Ex-Christadelphians - May 2014

Jubilant Ex-Christadelphians
celebrating their escape
from the religion 
A very big welcome to these people who recently left the Christadelphians.

Rachel Pearson - Bury St Edmunds UK ecclesia - Resigned
George Parkin - Dunstable UK ecclesia - Resigned
Elizabeth O'Brien - Newport UK ecclesia - Resigned
David Blake - Grimsby UK ecclesia - Disfellowshipped

We invite them to join the Ex-Christadelphians Facebook group to socialise and discuss with over one hundred and sixty other Ex-Christadelphians.

Early Christians and Jews accepted that the firmament of Genesis was solid

The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore
Source: Click here

Nothing demonstrates the fact that Genesis 1 is ancient cosmology and not modern science more effectively than its declaration that the firmament was solid, separating waters above from waters below.

Swanwick Special: Who is John Bedson? - With new Video

The speaking brother
THEY don't want
you to hear!
He says that the Bible is fake and inspired merely by humans.

He claims that God is a fraud and that Christ will never return because he's dead.

He teaches that we only live once and there will be no Kingdom of God or reward for the righteous.

He condemns Christadelphians for their unenlightened morality.

Who is this Christadelphian speaking brother that has overturned the beliefs of his religion and wants it closed?

Alan Lightman reviews Amir Aczel's "Why Science Does Not Disprove God"

The Ken-Cat
By Ken Gilmore
Source: Click here

Mathematician and historian of science Amir Aczel's latest book "Why Science Does Not Disprove God" which on the title alone is clearly an attack on New Atheism is reviewed by physicist and writer Alan Lightman in the Washington Post.
 

Swanwick Special: The Origins of Christadelphianism

By Corky

Christadelphianism began because of one man's idea that there was an "apostasy", long ago, that intentionally hid "the truth" for 1800 years, just waiting for him to re-discover it.

Ken Gilmore and the "Gadarene Charge"

Christadelphian Ken Gilmore thinks his
brethren are like demon possessed pigs
By Joseph Strong

Reading Evolutionary Creationist Ken Gilmore's latest blog post this morning, in which he describes his brethren and sisters as making a "Gadarene Charge" towards Young Earth Creationism set me thinking. - Did Ken really make that statement?


Ken Gilmore vs. Neville Clark - It's like Blackadder vs. Baldrick

By John Bedson

Parts 3 - 5 of the Ken Gilmore reply to Neville Clark are available on Ken's blog. But I'm not going to re-blog them here because they are about as interesting as watching grass grow. You can read them click here and click here and click here.

Why the cleverest Christadelphian alive today has to argue with at such great length with one of the least intelligent Christadelphians alive today is beyond me. It's like watching Blackadder argue with Baldric.  

"Everywhere Spoken Against"

By Joseph Strong

“Everywhere Spoken Against” or "Christadelphians have always stirred up trouble and then bleated about it when anybody objects to their nonsense"

Over the last few days, debate has sprung up on this blog as to whether John Bedson, (blog owner) and myself Joseph Strong (author and administrator) are unduly harsh in our condemnation of Christadelphian behaviour.

Broadly speaking, I stand accused of condemning the whole of the Christadelphians for the actions of a few of their number.



Swanwick Special: God Is Imaginary - Useful links for young people to consider


By Joseph Strong

Christadelphians are always bothering people (particularly young people, and even more particularly their own young people) to read the Bible and find out the truth for yourself. What this means of course is that they want you to CONFIRM that what they are teaching you actually is the truth.

Swanwick Special: Christadelphian School Menace

By Normally Educated Joseph Strong B.Sc
Christadelphians 24/7 God help us
Kids....you better watch out!



My 50,000,000 year old birthday present


Me fishing for truth
By John Bedson

This is the birthday present that Allison gave me in January of this year. It's a fifty two milllion year old Diplomystus Dentatus fossil from the Green River Formation in Wyoming USA. It dates to the early Eocine period.

Logos Christadelphians call it "Doctrinetobe Rejectedus" and have withdrawn fellowship from the fossil because it proves Evolution true.  :) 

Comments allowed to discuss Evolution

The rule that only members can comment has been lifted temporarily to allow non-members to comment on the Evolution discussion. It will also be lifted over Swanwick Youth Weekend to allow young people to ask questions or comment.


Cartoons

Our cartoons have proved to be hugely popular. Every time we insert one into an article our page views increase. We shall try to insert a suitable cartoon into EVERY article in the future. If you are offended, be assured that we try to offend as many people as possible and you are not really a target. Please take the humour in the good natured way that it is offered. We are using humour to try to break through the bubble of Christadelphian cult thinking and jolt them back to reality.

The Christadelphian Civil War over Evolution

Christadelphians reject Evolution
By John Bedson

Although we enthusiastically support Ken Gilmore, Jonathan Burke and the other Christadelphian Evolutionary Creationist intellectuals who are trying to reform the Christadelphian religion; we would be the first to admit that they don't have a prayer. Through no fault of their own, they are doomed to fail in their endeavour.

Ken Gilmore refutes the Neville Clark 'Theistic Creationism' video (Part 2)

The Ken-Cat
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore
Brisbane Ecclesia Australia

 
Neville Clark's next major error is in failing to properly define what evolutionary creationists (or theistic  evolutionists as Clark and other science denialists in our community persist in calling them) believe.
 

Ken Gilmore refutes the Neville Clark 'Theistic Creationism' video (Part 1)

The Ken-Cat
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore
Brisbane Ecclesia Australia

Editor's Note by John Bedson:

There is currently a bitter civil war raging within Christadelphian circles over the subject of Evolution.

Evolution ignorance at the Christadelphian Office

By John Bedson

On its home page the Christadelphian Magazine website states:

"The Christadelphian magazine reflects the teachings, beliefs and activities of the Christadelphians."

It would be more accurate to say that it reflects the teachings and beliefs of the geriatric majority of the Christadelphians.

Swanwick Jokes


How do Ex-Christadelphians
greet each other?
Question:

How do Ex-Christadelphians greet each other at Swanwick Weekend.

(Click below for the answer...)



Swanwick Special: Who are we trying to save?

John Bedson
By John Bedson

It has been said that this is a Christadelphian "hate site." Others have said that we are trying to deconvert Christadelphians. Both are wrong.



Swanwick Special: The God of Love's punishment for Israel's disobedience..........Cannabalism of their children!

By John Bedson

If I had to think of only one chapter of the Bible to demonstrate that God cannot exist, it would be Deuteronomy 28.

Here the writer of God's "inspired" word tells Israel in the first fifteen verses of the blessings that will follow their obedience to God's laws. Then the psychopathic writer spends the remaining fifty four verses indulging his mad fantasies with a lurid account of punishments from God that will be inflicted if they don't follow his commands.

Swanwick Special: A heartless God watches children drown

By John Bedson

Not a day goes by that we don't see the evidence pile up for God's non-existence.

A grisly example of how alone we are in the Universe can be seen from today's news of a South Korean ferry full of school children that sank with hundreds of students missing presumed drowned.

While the South Korean coastguard risked their lives to pull children to safety through smashed windows and the US Navy sent an aircraft carrier to help, the imaginary God of the Christadelphians could not be bothered to toss a single live preserver into the sea from heaven; much less keep the ship afloat until all the kids were safe.



Heartless Christadelphians

http://www.ex-christadelphians.com/2013/02/review-christendom-astray-by.html
Click the cartoon to read from one of their own books
(Christendom Astray) how Christadelphians
propose at Christ's return  to "greatly thin the
population of the World" and murder millions of people



Swanwick Special: Spend a week in Hell at Swanwick!

By Joseph Strong

Young people: Are you being taken or sent to the Swanwick Family Bible Weekend?....You may be lucky to get away so lightly If your parents are really dedicated Christadelphians, you will be treated to a whole WEEK of it at the end of May in the form of the Swanwick Family Bible School.

New survey finds almost 100% increase in Americans skeptical of the Bible

Source: Click here

A new poll finds a sharp increase in the number of Americans who consider the Bible merely the teachings of men rather than the word of God. The fourth annual State of the Bible survey was conducted just over two months ago by the Barna Group for the American Bible Society.

Swanwick Special: The top speaker at Swanwick in alleged theft and fraud scandal

Who is the disgraced top
speaker at Swanwick?
By John Bedson

Christadelphian Skeptics are of the opinion that it is an indication of the corruption that is endemic in the Christadelphian religion that the Christadelphian Swanwick website is proudly boasting of their top downloaded speaker, even though he has been disfellowshiped by his own ecclesia for alleged theft and embezzlement. Click below to discover the identity of their favourite speaker and how he fell into disgrace.


Swanwick Special: Christadelphian Superstition (with new cartoons)

By Joseph Strong

Tonight's total lunar eclipse (which is not visible from Israel) has sadly brought home to me just how willingly ignorant my former brethren and sisters really are; allowing a leadership to gain prominence that is justly described as superstitious.


Swanwick Special: How do we know what is true - With Stephen Fry

 

Cartoons: the Founders

Click below for more cartoons

Swanwick - Don't Fall For It!

Swanwick Christadelphian Family Weekend in the UK is  scheduled for 2 - 4 May 2014. Ex-Christadelphians feel an obligation to young people to warn them of the perils of joining a tiny, extremist, fundamentalist religious sect like the Christadelphians.
 
 

Christadelphians - The people who think that Noah's flood was global

Most Christadelphians think that Noah's flood covered the entire globe and deposited all of the fossils. The Bible says that it "covered all the high mountains." - Science has categorically proved that this was impossible.
 

Christadelphians - The people who think that humans can walk on water

Two thousand years ago and many decades after the death of Jesus, his supporters, who never saw it happen, and not independent witnesses, wrote claiming that he and Peter walked on deep water in the Lake of Galilee. Academics are unanimous that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John could NOT have written the accounts that bear their names. - Christadelphians actually believe that it really happened!  
 
A Christadelphian demonstrates that it
is possible to walk on the lake of Galilee
 

Christadelphians - The people who think that animals can talk!

 Christadelphians think the serpent in Eden and  Baalim's ass could talk.
- We Ex-Christadelphians know a song about that!  :)
 
  

Now our discussion is even better (with new cartoon)


To further improve the quality of our discussion, this blog is now a members only discussion group.

Everyone, including Christadelphians, are invited to become members of the group and they can still use pseudonyms if they prefer. However to prevent abuse, the true identity of members must be known to and approved by the admins of this website.

Cartoons: The Editors

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The cartoon below is in response to the commenter
"Air on a G String" in the comments section
 
 

Are The Christadelphians A Cult? (Part 1 of 3)


By Joseph Strong

Something that arises often here is whether or not the Christadelphians are a cult. This is a very difficult question for a number of reasons. Nobody who is in a cult will admit that they are. It is only when they make up their minds to leave, and do so, that it becomes obvious to them.

The Christadelphian magazine buys into the 'Blood Moons' nonsense

By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore
Brisbane ecclesia, Australia
Source: Click here 

After the disgraceful spectacle of seeing The Christadelphian grant cover article status to a young earth creationist article in the November 2013 edition, there were signs that this could have been a one-off lapse with the January 2014 article on the challenges inherent in preaching to a post-Christian world, and a fascinating article by archaeologist Leen Ritmeyer in the March 2014 issue on the location of Sodom showing a marked increase in the intellectual tone of the magazine. The granting of cover status to an article on the 'blood moon' nonsense however shows that this may not have been a one-off lapse. If we want to brand ourselves as a fundamentalist irrelevancy, this is exactly how to do it.

The great 'Blood Moons' deception

By Credo Quia Absurdum
 
There's a video recently published by Rugby Christadelphians on their rather strangely named Bible Truth Prophecy Video Vault channel on YouTube entitled The Coming FOUR Blood Moons and Bible Prophecy Concerning Israel.