Freethinking about Jesus the Nazarene

The ‘Messiah’ was nothing more than a deluded religious fanatic who arranged his own arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. The May 2000 issue of the Freethinker carried a critical review of my 1996 book about Jesus and the origin of Christianity (The Rise and Fall of Jesus). Unfortunately, the reviewer, Jack Hastie, misunderstood the main […]

How Christianity began – by mistake!

STEUART CAMPBELL claims Jesus’ crucifixion was part of a failed plot to provide evidence for resurrection   THE huge edifice of the Christian Church stands (or falls) on the life of Jesus, so its origin lies in the story of his life. But what can we know of that life and Jesus’ own plan? The […]