Charles Chilton Moore in 1900 wrote this:-

March 5, 2010

Fifteen hundred years ago, Constantine, who murdered his own wife and children, started the Christian religion.

From that day to this that religion has been the greatest curse that ever afflicted the earth.

This religion teaches that 6,000 years ago God made the first man out of dust – not even mud – and the first woman out of a bone; that God cursed the whole human race because a snake made the woman eat an apple; that God had a son by another man’s wife, and that he had this son murdered in order to keep himself from sending all the human race to hell.

This son taught that any man who did not believe that piece of ignorance and priestly lying would go to hell and burn eternally in fire and brimstone.

The Bible, in which these things are taught, favors drunkenness, murder, slavery, lying, stealing and lechery.

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6 Responses to “Charles Chilton Moore in 1900 wrote this:-”

  1. It is indeed a piece of ignorance, chiefly his own.

  2. Constantine started it? Who mentions an apple? 6,000 years ago is not an article of the religion. Man was not made only out of dust. Another man (who was the first one in the equation?)’s wife? Had him murdered in order to keep himself from…? Favors… etc etc.

    Surely even you might notice that the piece you cite is somewhat tendentious and that it takes the most extreme cases and assumes, or pretends to assume, that they are standard and universally held interpretations.

    As for unsubstantiated comments, there are quite a few in the quotation.

  3. ukdonjp said

    Totally agree that it is tendentious, but the reason i shoved it on the blog was the date … it was an oblique criticism of the term “New Atheism”. Too oblique.

  4. Hi Don, Ah I see! I was trying to work out where you stood in relation to the quote and your motivation for posting it. At the same time I was trying to work out what I objected to in it. The anti-Christian viewpoint was the least troubling. It was the quality of the argument, its (deliberate?) ignorance and its lack of bite when you compare it for example with the wit of the immortal Ambrose Bierce:

    “CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.”

  5. ukdonjp said

    Ground of agreement spreads forth …

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