The ecumenical creeds

January 15, 2011

The terror and corruption of Christianity as an organised religion were there at the very start and, to his shame, people of Francis Collins’ ilk are attempting to corrupt the 21st century. As Eric MacDonald puts it:-

[Biologos’] statement begins by affirming the ecumenical (Christian) creeds. These comprise three creeds of the early church, the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. … The Nicene Creed alone has a known provenance. The Apostles’ Creed is an early creed which rehearses the basic beliefs which came to be known as orthodox, and has, like the Nicene Creed, a trinitarian structure, outlining the relationship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the saving work of Christ and his victory over death, the gift of the Spirit, and the reward of the faithful believer in everlasting life. The Nicene Creed follows the same pattern, but nails down the doctrine of the incarnation, which was hotly disputed in the early church, and was settled at the Council of Nicaea (a place not far from Constantinople — now Istanbul), which was called by and presided over by the emperor Constantine. The Athanasian Creed, as its name suggests, further expounds the doctrine of the Trinity (Athanasius, Patriarch or Pope of Alexandria, was a great defender of what became the orthodox dogma of the incarnation) in some hopelessly confusing language, and ends with the unnerving statement that the person who does not believe what has just been so confoundingly rehearsed will languish in eternal fire.

Threatening people with eternal torture. Christianity is terrorism.


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