A foretaste of Christadelphian fundamentalism in 1948

Ken Gilmore
loves cats
Editor's Note by John Bedson: The writer of this article is NOT an Ex-Christadelphian, he is a Christadelphian medical doctor in Australia. He does NOT agree with the Atheist position of this website. Nevertheless his progressive thinking regarding his faith and the failings of the Christadelphian religion in general make a valuable contribution to the debate about where the Christadelphian religion is heading and how it may be reformed. I am pleased to be able to recommend his work to my readers. Not counting our Ex-Christadelphian authors I consider Ken Gilmore to be the finest Christadelphian writer alive or dead. I consider the recently disfellowshipped Jonathan Burke to run a close second for this accolade.

By Ken Gilmore

Today, I ran across a 1948 article in The Christadelphian lamenting "the influence of weekday school instruction upon children’s attitude to the Bible", which specifically named higher criticism and evolution as "the two most potent influences in undermining faith of today." The anonymous author's assertion that "both are being discarded increasingly by thinkers today" struck me as being more a case of wishful thinking than an accurate summary of the state of scholarly play at the time.

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My wife knitted it last Sunday
during the exhortation

A Christmas poem from our archives

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"

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The good news is "Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace, good will toward men"
- The bad news is that by Christmas 2016
that still won't have happened

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I was going to join the Christadelphians
until I realised that they were
dying faster than us

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The evidence for the existence
of Santa is all around you