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."

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.

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:
 

03 - Your Inner Monkey: Documentary on Evolution and the Connection Between Humans and Apes


02 - Your Inner Reptile: Documentary on Evolution and the Connection Between Humans and Reptiles


01 - Your Inner Fish: Documentary on Evolution and the Connection Between Humans and Fish


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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Christadelphian Evolution Denialism

By Corky (Our Blog Founder)

Why do anti-evolution people keep bringing up the big bang and the origin of life? Surely they know that has nothing to do with biological evolution. It is a known scientific fact that lifeforms have evolved (changed) over time on this planet. This fact is known by the fossil record left behind of those past lifeforms that no longer exist.The best explanation is that lifeforms changed over time by natural selection, mutation and environmental changes - evolution.

Why do YECs believe silly things? The function of denialism (With new cartoon added)


The Ken-Cat explains
why most people in his
religion believe silly things
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore

The Earth is around 4500 million years old. That's a fact, and anyone who asserts otherwise simply does not know what he is talking about. The evidence for this as I pointed out yesterday is considerable, and covers a wide range of areas from ice cores to radiometric dating.


The evidence that our Earth is substantially older than 6,000 years

The Ken-Cat
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore

Editor's Note: This article is not written by the Ken-Cat, except for the first two paragraphs. The rest is a RationalWiki article that Ken has kindly drawn our attention to. Thanks to Ken for finding it for us.

Christian Retard

The "aha" moment - Biblical Scholars Tell Their Stories. Part 2 - John Byron


The Ken-Cat
Editor's Note: The Berea-Portal team's sinking faith has taken on more water with this latest article by Ken Gilmore. This is Liberal Christadelphianism taken to the Max. This is "Pick n' Mix" Christadelphianism where you decide for yourself what is or is not true in the Bible.

The Origin of Modern Humans: Why the Fossil Evidence rules out a Fundamentalist Reading of Genesis (With new cartoon)

The Ken-Cat
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore

Since January 2011, evangelical Christian and physical anthropologist James Kidder has been writing an excellent series of posts at BioLogos on the fossil evidence for human evolution. It's the sort of material that Christadelphians desperately need to read on the subject, particularly given that nearly fifty years ago, the then editor of The Christadelphian, LG Sargent acknowledged that:
 

New Ex-Christadelphians - July 2014

Free at last!
A very big welcome to these people who recently left the Christadelphians. 

Wendy Williams from Llandudno UK ecclesia.

Andrew White from Rugby UK ecclesia.
We invite our new Ex-Christadelphians to join the Ex-Christadelphians Facebook group to socialise and discuss with over one hundred and seventy five other Ex-Christadelphians who belong to that group.

Science - Not Fiction

By Credo Quia Absurdum

Christadelphians have sought to portray themselves as "A religion that makes sense" - as the old tract has it. In doing so they reject much of what mainstream Christianity includes, such as belief in the existence of malevolent supernatural forces - which certainly makes sense in the modern scientific world. And they go considerably further than the biblical authors who clearly understood that there were demons amongst the evil supernatural beings that were opposed to god.

The UK bans the teaching of creationism as science in all publicly funded schools

The Ken-Cat
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore

Excellent news indeed. Via i09
Back in 2012, the UK government banned all future free schools from teaching creationism as science, requiring them to teach natural selection. At the time, however, it didn't extend those requirement to academies, nor did the changes apply to existing free schools. The new verbiage changes this, precluding all public-funded schools — present or future — from teaching creationism as evidence-based theory. 

Denial of Supernatural Elements of Scripture

By Ex-Christadelphian Tim Woodall
Source
 
One key aspect of Christadelphian theology which helps explain it is the denial of many supernatural elements in scripture that most of mainstream Christianity believes.  Man to them is a physical being.  He doesn’t have an immaterial soul or spirit.  Neither does God also for that matter.  Nor is there a devil.  This simply refers to “sin in the flesh”.  Nor are there demons.  This simply refers to mental illness, epilepsy and other disorders.

The Brains and The Brethren (Evolution Cartoons)


Barbie and Ken Cartoon

Barbie and Ken (Gilmore)

Yet another flawed attack on Evolutionary Creationism by David Burges and The Testimony - 4 (A Ken-Cat article)

Barbie and Ken
Editor's Note: I bring you a remarkable piece of Christadelphian history. Christadelphians have debated each other before and on rare occasions one protagonist has outgunned the other to the point that the loser was blown out of the water. But never before have we seen the Christadelphian equivalent of the night-time carpet bombing of Tokyo towards the conclusion of the Second World War, coupled with the two atomic bomb detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in which the loser is vaporised out of all existence to the point that even the electrons, protons and neutrons of his very atoms have been broken down into their particle constituents and then shot into the Quantum Void and most likely ended up in a quite different Universe to the one in which we live. :)

Fractal Wrongness and why it is not a good idea

Source

Fractal wrongness is the state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person's worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person's worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.

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There's no such thing as 'atheistic' science. It's just science.

The Ken-Cat (Ken Gilmore)
meets Lawrence Krauss
By Christadelphian Ken Gilmore
(The best Ex-Christadelphian writer we never had)

Physical anthropologist and evangelical Christian James Kidder has commented on former YEC James MacMillan's ongoing series of posts at Panda's Thumb detailing how YECs intellectually wave away the evidence for evolution. Kidder's comment is worth noting, as it mirrors the deeply flawed thinking of the evolution denialists in our community who seem to think that science is intrinsically anti-theistic: