Christianity’s Criminal History, 102

Editors’ note: To contextualise these translations of Karlheinz Deschner’s encyclopaedic history of the Church in 10-volumes, Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, read the abridged translation of Volume I. In the previous chapter, not translated for this site, the author describes the high level of education in the Greco-Roman world before the Christians burned entire libraries and destroyed…

Continue reading

On progressive Christianity

The hatnote of my articles on the chronologically ordered New Testament links to a book by the late Marcus Borg, a representative of the liberal movement called ‘progressive Christianity’. Like other progressive Christians, Borg was a stepping-stone between old-time Christianity and what we are calling ‘secular Christianity’ or ‘neo-Christianism’. In other words, the theology of…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 91

Below, an abridged translation from the second volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   There is no evidence of Peter’s stay and death in Rome Nor was he ever the bishop of Rome. It is an absurd idea, but it is the basis of a whole doctrine that the popes and their theologians literally…

Continue reading

The Antichrist § 9

Wherever the influence of theologians is felt, value judgements are turned on their heads and the concepts ‘true’ and ‘false’ are necessarily inverted: whatever hurts life the most is called ‘true’, and whatever improves, increases, affirms, justifies life and makes it triumph is called ‘false’…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 89

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Interpolations in the New Testament Christians were very fond of interpolations. They have constantly modified, reduced and expanded the New Testament writings and, for that, they had the most diverse motives. They used interpolations, for example, to reinforce the historicity…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 87

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   In the New Testament there are six counterfeited ‘epistles of Paul’ None of the Gospels was written by any of the ‘first apostles’. Neither the Gospel of Matthew comes from the apostle Matthew nor that of John from the apostle…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 83

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   God as the author? The New Testament is the most printed and (perhaps) most read book of modern times. It has been translated into more languages than any other book. It has been interpreted, says the Catholic Schelkle, with an…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 81

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Fabrications in the New Testament ‘Forgeries begin in the New Testament era and have never ceased’. —Carl Schneider, evangelical theologian   The error of Jesus At the beginning of Christianity there are hardly any falsifications, assuming that Jesus of Nazareth…

Continue reading

The Antichrist § 8

  We need to say whom we feel opposed to—theologians and everything with theologian blood in its veins—the whole of our philosophy…

Continue reading

Christianity’s Criminal History, 79

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Opposition to the Old Testament In the 2nd century, when Christians were still not exercising war as they would do permanently a little later, among them there were perhaps more opponents of the Old Testament than defenders. And none of…

Continue reading