Featured

Hogwash: housewife rewrites Harry Potter

Hogwash: housewife rewrites Harry Potter

Atheists are mean, dumb and dour in Grace Ann’s Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles. Grace Ann, a “proud housewife” and mother recently encountered a problem. My little ones have been asking to read the Harry Potter books; and of course I’m happy for them to be reading; but I don’t want them turning into […]

ReviewsOpinion

A slick repackaging of Christianity

A slick repackaging of Christianity

‘Not Religious? Neither are We.’ It’s the tag-line of C3SV, the latest in a series of slick churches aiming to convert the reigning heathens of California’s Silicon Valley. As attention-getters go, it’s the best so far, and the key to the entire mentality of the modern religious system as it adapts to Digital Age expectations. […]

From the archive

An empty tomb & the origin of Christianity

An empty tomb & the origin of Christianity

Body Missing – Reports of Resurrection! So might a popular Jerusalem tabloid for 17 Nisan 3793 (CE 33) have described the disappearance of Jesus. It might have continued: Jesus bar Joseph, leader of the Nazarenes, was arrested early on Friday morning in the Garden of Gethsemane by a squad of Temple police accompanied by Roman […]