A documented record of the Foundations of the Christian Religions. Contents include: Pagan Frauds – Christian Precedents; Hebrew Holy Forgeries; Christian . Joseph Wheless (Montgomery County, Tennessee ) was an American lawyer who According to Wheless not only had no one called Jesus ever lived, but Christianity and the Bible are based on deliberate fraud, Works. Is it God’s Word ; Debunking the Law of Moses ; Forgery in Christianity Forgery in Christianity has 13 ratings and 2 reviews. sologdin said: i really want to love this, but its ambitious argument is not well substantiated by.
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Please read the full Historical Library Disclaimer. In any case, download times tend to be shorter, and modems and servers faster, than they were. His words seem simplicity itself: Hoc loco cum urguentur evanuisse aiunt vetustate vim loci eius, unde anhelitus ille terrae fieret, quo Pythia mente incitata oracla ederet.
He tells us of the river Ganges in India, which “has its source in Paradise”; that in India “are also mountains of gold, which however men cannot approach by reason of the griffins, dragons, and huge monsters which haunt them; for such are the guardians which avarice needs for its treasures.
Consider how subtle are the arguments, how insidious the engines with which they overthrow what the spirit of the devil has wrought.
Jerome does not advocate this as a method of Joeph propaganda, but in defence of his own books against Jovinian. Still, whichever way you look, they are thunderbolts. Finally holy Anthony reached the retreat of the blessed Paulus, and was welcomed. You will reply, An apostle of Christ.
Each several case must be judged on its own merits and not by a reference to the persons concerned. This page examines the citations from the Introduction to the work, and compares them with their sources. While Augustine disapproves of downright lying even to trap heretics, — a practice seemingly much in vogue among the good Christians: An postquam homines minus creduli esse coeperunt? Lee marked it as to-read Dec 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The purpose of the book was to provide a reference collection of embarassing quotations from Christian authors, and particularly the fathers:. Language is extreme, and men may make reservations without being fraudulent, but the basic facts are correct. For the last sixty years I have always received half a loaf; but at your coming the Lord has doubled his soldier’s rations. Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation.
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A further admission of the inveteracy of ecclesiastical forgery and fraud may be cited from the Catholic Encyclopedia. James rated it it was amazing Oct 16, For if the merchants of the world undergo such hardships to win a doubtful and passing gain, and if after seeking it through many dangers they only keep it at risk of their lives; what should Christ’s merchant do who “selleth all that he hath” that he may acquire the “one pearl of great price;” who with his whole substance buys a field that he may find therein a treasure which neither thief can dig up nor robber carry away?
If you say, Believe the Catholics: There are quite a number of collections of the sermons of Augustine. The blessed Cyprian takes Tertullian for his master, as his writings prove; yet, delighted as he is with the ability of this learned and zealous writer he does not join him in following Montanus and Maximilla.
Whence it is gathered, that it is more pernicious, or to speak more mildly, that it is more perilous for Catholics to lie that they may catch heretics, than for heretics to lie that they may not be found out by Catholics.
As far as scientific facts are concerned, the believer rests assured that, so far, none of them has ever been in contradiction with an infallible definition. Unless, of course, Wheless did not know that Augustine was one of the Latin fathers?
No trivia or quizzes yet. For faith supplies the means of mending moral delinquencies as one of its ordinary functions, whereas the loss of faith, cutting at the root of spiritual life, is usually fatal to the soul. Steve Dustcircle marked it as to-read May 10, Not compared with the original book; there must certainly josseph mistakes.
Showing that God Exists. With some hesitation I’ve retained the original chapters since Wheless presumably intended to collect together similar material in similar chapters. Surely it is clear enough.
You should be ashamed to resort to feints instead of force. These are now online, and the task of checking his statements is therefore relatively jooseph.
Incendiary in its passion and irrefutable in its evidence, this classic of atheistic literature condemns Christianity as superstition and wishful thinking rooted in early paganism, “sourced” by anonymous fables, and promoted by self-serving men seeking “worldly riches and power. I say nothing of the Latin authors, of Tertullian, Cyprian, Minutius, Victorinus, Lactantius, Hilary, lest I should appear not so much to be defending myself as to be assailing others.
The “liberty” is not jiseph represented by Wheless, but rather the liberty to publish the untrue, dishonest and pornographic. Lord Acton quotes well-known instances. What Cicero said of the Pythian Oracles may as truly be applied to every form of priestcraft: Maur, is welcomed and praised.
Much of the material is dated and of little use anymore. Sometimes, you must know, the quicksands frgery vice suck us down as we sail at ease through the calm water; and the desert of this world cchristianity not untenanted by venomous reptiles.
Also self-taught, Wheless was a successful lawyer and a very outspoken Jesus-was-a-myth writer. At this point the ocean begins, to cross which a whole year hardly suffices. Here are found rubies and emeralds, glowing pearls and gems of the first water, such as high born ladies passionately desire. But the method was a dangerous one; in thus seeking harmony between the two doctrines he thought too easily to find Christianity in Plato, or Platonism in the Gospel. A specialist in South American law, he was also for some time an instructor in military jurisprudence at the University of Arkansas and a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Department.