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‘Jesus’ takes a tumble on a narrow Hastings sidewalk

It ain’t easy being Jesus for crowds of gawkers who get a buzz out seeing Christian crazies re-enacting the crucifixion, as the picture above shows. According to this report,  an actor playing Jesus was stumbling under the weight of the cross in character, when, about halfway through the procession, he reached a “quite a narrow […]

‘Warrior king’ Jesus claim rubbished by historians

British historian Ralph Ellis, above, reckons that after more than 20 years of research he has been able to prove that Jesus Christ and King Manu of Mesopotamia are the same person. His claim has been dismissed as ‘completely crackers’. Ellis, who has previously stated that Cleopatra was the great grandmother of Jesus, told Premier […]

Associated Press castigated for ‘fake news’ about Jesus

Yesterday, Associated Press, in reporting on the historic $4-million renovation of the Edicule, described it as ‘the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven’. This got right up the nose of Steven D Greydanus, a deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. Writing for The National Catholic Register, he accused AP of conflating Jesus’s  […]

Australian Catholics vandalise a ‘blasphemous’ war memorial

Jesus is all about peace, don’t you know, so to have a memorial bearing a sword was ‘blasphemous’, according to a group of Catholics who vandalised the Cross of Sacrifice which has stood in Toowong since 1924. As a consequence, according to this report, charges have been laid against the “religious fanatics” who perpetrated the […]

UK nurse sacked for foisting Jesus on vulnerable patients

Like so many of her ilk, Sarah Kuteh, above, chose to put on a little whipped pup expression when she complained to the media that she had been sacked for telling patients about Jesus. Kuteh, according to this report, lost her job with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust because she subjected patients to “unwanted discussions” […]

Poland becomes a monarchy, with Jesus Christ as King

Ten years ago Polish politicians shelved a silly suggestion that Jesus should be crowned king of this overwhelmingly Catholic country. But this week his enthonement went ahead in Krakow at the Church of Divine Mercy. According to this report, the coronation took place in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and many […]

The Jesus Delusion

Science writer Steuart Campbell reviews The Jesus Delusion: How the Christians created their God  (‘The demystification of a world religion through scientific research’) by Heinz-Werner Kubitza. Not all freethinkers want to know in what way Christians are deluded about their religion (it’s taken for granted). But those that do will find the answers here. A […]

Baby Jesus is turned into a gargoyle at a Canadian church

When a priest at an Ontario Catholic church allowed a local artist to have a go at replacing the missing head of the infant Jesus on a stone statue the result was horrendous. According to the Guardian, for almost a decade, a white stone statue of Mary and baby Jesus has stood outside Ste Anne […]

Taking a rain check on Jesus

Inspired by the online ravings of Kent evangelist, Bob Hutton, Barry Duke used a lazy Sunday afternoon to pen this piece, which first appeared on the Freethinker website on October 14, 2012. (Warning: has adult gay content!)   “GOOD afternoon sir, nice weather for this time of the year”, says the squinty-eyed old geezer clutching […]

Jesus Christ: ‘I turned wine into water – alcohol is bad for you’

A former bus driver and bed-and-breakfast owner – who changed his name from John Edward Birtwhistle to Jesus Christ after memories of his run-in with the authorities 2,000 years ago came flooding back to him – hopes to become a member of parliament for Burnley in Lancashire. According to this report, Christ, 77, changed his […]