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Why isn't Jesus ever short, fat, bald and ugly? After all, scripture gives absolutely no description of him!



Yes ... YES

St Teresa feels the earth move.

"I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire.

He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God.

The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it.

The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God."

The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, 37,




Saving themselves for Jesus.








The veil, beloved by Muslims, began in the courts of Christian Byzantium. When Arab armies captured the cities of Syria and Egypt in the 7th century they adopted the practice for their own women.


Loved-up for Jesus

"Natural selection builds child brains with a tendency to believe whatever their parents and tribal elders tell them ... Such trusting obedience is valuable for survival  ... But the flip side of trusting obedience is slavish gullibility. The inevitable by-product is vulnerability to infection by mind viruses ...

What is the primitively advantageous trait that sometimes misfires to generate religion? ... One especially intriguing possibility ... is that the irrationality of religion is a by-product of a particular built-in irrationality mechanism in the brain: our tendency, which presumably has genetic advantages, to fall in love."

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (p174-184)


Jesus is not merely an imaginary friend, he is also a fantasy lover.

The innate human desire for an intimate relationship with another person finds its ultimate fulfillment in "union with Christ". JC may exist only in the mind of his adoring paramours – but then, what object of adoration does not owe more to the self-delusion of the admirer than to the objective excellence of the admired?

Unsullied by any compromising physical reality Jesus transcends our wildest hopes and doe-eyed dreams. HIS limpid gaze never fades, HIS hair never thins, HIS waistline never thickens. Pubescent teenagers, the bereaved, the lost, the lonely and the chaste, all may find comfort and protection in the godman's ethereal embrace. HIS love is unconditional, HIS fidelity beyond question. Did not this supremely selfless lover suffer agony and death two thousand years ago because, even then, he knew HE would love us, for all our frailties and failings? HIS is a Love that truly will last forever, a bottomless, infinite, eternal vat of love. How can reality compete?

Is it any surprise that organised religion draws into itself the lonely hearts and the abandoned? To be unloved, to be denied a focus for the primordial force that impels all life to seek out reproduction, leaves dangling an "emptiness", a "longing", and an "unworldliness" which become the breeding ground for delusion, mysticism and religion. The sufferer battles with, and punishes, his or her physical self and escapes into a psychotic realm, misinterpreted as "higher", "spiritual" or even "heaven" itself.

Love of Jesus – the ultimate narcissistic infatuation.



Canaanite figurine (7th century BC, British Museum)

God's love – for the Jews!

Central to Judaism was an obsession with a fierce tribal war god, Yahweh. With his blessing, misogynistic scribes encoded a raft of sex crimes which sanctified racial ambition. The sacred mission was to populate and subdue the earth. Judaism would bequeath its unfortunate mix of ignorance and intolerance to a wayward faction of heretics known to the world as Christians.


Roman figurine (Herculaneum, 1st century AD)

Christianity –  the triumph of perversity

"For, says the Scripture, "A woman is inferior to her husband in all things."

– Josephus, Against Apion 2.25.

From Judaism, the enthusiasts of Christ derived the notion that the body was a source of shame and that women were an inferior breed. But the early Christians were also influenced by Hellenic ideas that the passions were inherently suspect and that sex was harmful to the soul. Mortification of the flesh and abstinence became the path to spiritual purity.


Randy Romans?

Pleasure – a distraction from God

The Roman world, for all its pleasure seeking, was not unfamiliar with notions of stoical restraint and self-denial. Into this cosmopolitan world intruded a bunch of fanatics for whom sex was not merely tainted by uncleanliness but was itself a "pollution of the spirit". A triumphant Catholicism happily compromised the fierce strictures of the founders for worldly advantage. Predators replaced the puritans.


Inner conflict

Christianity – a psycho-sexual disorder?

With such perverse values at its core, the dogmas of the Church weighed heavily on the human psyche, the cause and occasion for mental anguish and displaced anger. The consequence was that for two millennia Christianity's anti-sexual, puritanical doctrines inflicted untold damage on the mental, emotional and physical lives of countless millions of people.Only monumental hypocrisy and abuse leavened the deadly precepts into a cruel empire of servitude and violence.



Natural or naughty?

SIN – Drowning Humanity in Guilt & Fear

Sin is the very foundation of Judeo/Christian religion. It is the dominant theme of the Torah and the Prophets and permeates every book in the Bible. If God's creatures did not sin how could this heavenly monster exercise his 'saving compassion' and justify the priestly protection racket? The 'Gospel of Sin' became a source of great wealth and power for the pimping priests.

Fund raiser extraordinaire.

  The Good Christian? In fact, the whole goddamn family, Faith, Hope and Charity

Are Christians any better than anyone else? And just what is the truth about that modern saint Mother Teresa?


Jesus promised retribution to his enemies.

Jesus Christ –The Neighbour from Hell

If you think the godman was "perfect" and only the Church was a disaster better check out this message.






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