24th February 2009

“The church lives on because it withholds the results of research into the historical Jesus.”

Hans Conzelmann1915 – 1989

3 Responses to “24th February 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    And found out there wasn’t one? Do tell!

  2. Terence Meaden Says:

    Isn’t this the basis of the enduring rumour that every new pope, upon arriving at the papacy, is let into the ultimate secret of the church? viz. the admission that the entire NT edifice is built upon a quicksand of fiction and exaggeration.

  3. AtheistAdvocate Says:

    I’m willing to bet that by the time they are ready to be pope, they already know the whole truth, that the church is simply a well organized, tax exempt, business with customers who want to purchase a ticket to paradise. No one has ever requested a refund, so it must be a great ride!

    I’m also willing to bet that these customers already know the truth, deep down inside, but refuse to acknowledge it, for fear they will not live forever, won’t see their relatives again, or could burn in a lake of fire, or claim they are receiving the love of god (since they can’t find love anywhere else). To me, it’s like paying the mob for protection in the Al Capone days of NYC.