fix articles 173551, crucifixion
The pacifist strategy of Jesus - 1. The lost message (tags)
Throughout history there have been people who have faithfully read about Jesus in the Bible over and over again and yet for all their reading, not once did they ever understand a thing that the man was really saying. The following investigation is intended both to expose how religion functions as a brainwashing tool, as well as recovering the Lost Message of Jesus.
The search for the true meaning of Christmas (tags)
Each year, I continue my tradition of writing critical commentaries targetting important religious celebrations, and so as to not break with established tradition, this year is no different...
The lost political significance of the Easter story (tags)
Before the Christian age, crucifixion was a political statement being made by Caesar. 'I am Caesar. Screw with me and be tortured to death.' The Roman economy was dependant on slaves, who were kept in line using the threat of crucifixion (torture). The Easter symbol became an insult to Caesar, and the political content of this new subversive message could be described using the phrase, 'Caesar crucifies slaves, but God raises his victims from the dead.' A revolutionary interpretation of the white washed Easter story...