Category Archives: About Paul
Was Christianity Roman Government Propaganda?
There’s a fascinating angle to consider about the beginnings of Christianity. I think that the Roman government was the driving force behind Paul’s pagan propaganda (which became Christianity's theology.) The fact that belief in the divinity of Jesus arose in many diverse areas of the empire a number of decades after Jesus’ death suggests to me that it came from a central source, and it wasn’t Jesus’ Jewish friends in Jerusalem.There was good re ... More
The Apostle Paul – a nasty, complex character
Paul was the creator of Christian theology. I feel no warmth for him, nor do I like his messages. He had an incessant self-righteous manner. His ideas were irritatingly convoluted and his ethics depraved. He deliberately distorted the Nazarenes’ (including the family and disciples of Jesus) beliefs with his own. He was a man intent on manipulating people and shoring up his own status, and all this is very Paul, the author of much of the New Testament, loathed his own sexuality. “The fact is, I know of nothing good living in me—living, that is, in my unspiritual self—for though the will to do what is good is in me, the performance is not, with the result that instead of doing good the things I want to do, I carry out the sinful things I do not want. When I act against my will, then, it is not my true self doing it, but sin which lives in me…I can se ... More