I copy the following from the Anarchist Federation’s * December-January newsletter Resistance, which I picked up at a meeting in London yesterday and which should be read in conjunction with the earlier posting (Jesus in the dock).
THE CHRISTIAN CHARITY Breakfast Trust are upset because some switched-on, street-wise kid asked why Mary and Joseph named their baby after a swear word (Jesus Christ)! So they have spent. £200,000 making a 30-minute animated film called “It’s A Boy!”, featuring the voices, of among others, Cannon and Ball (nauseating British comedy duo), with music by the celestial Wanker Virgin Sir Cliff Richard! A copy is being sent to every primary school in Wales. Geraint Davies, secretary of the teachers’ union NASUWT thinks it’s a good resource and should be widely used in the run up to Christmas.
The indoctrination of children with a fictitious story about the birth of Jesus (the Xmas story) is rather perverted and sick considering Jesus never actually existed as a person. Yes, that’s right, he’s a construct. A myth! If you want proof check out Brian Flemming’s revealing film “The God Who wasn’t There” at www.thegodmovie.com. You will discover that the early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus. The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and figureheads of pagan saviour cults.
Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from ancient religions. The ancient world was rife with tales of virgin births, miracle-working saviours, tripartite gods, gods taking human form, gods arising from the dead, heaven and hells, and days of judgement.
Many of the ceremonies of ancient religions match those of Christianity, e.g. consider Mithraism. Mithra, the saviour of the Mithraic religion and a god who took human form, was born of a virgin. He belonged to a holy trinity and was a link between heaven and earth. And he ascended into heaven after his death. His followers believed in heaven and hell, looked forward to a day of judgement and referred to Mithra as “the light of the world”. They also practiced baptism (for purification purposes) and ritual cannibalism – the eating of bread and the drinking of wine to symbolize the eating and drinking of he god’s body and blood. Given all this Mithra’s birthday should come as no surprise: December 25th. This event was celebrated by Mithra’s followers at midnight. But Christians today aren’t obsessed with blood and violence, are they?
Bush: “God Told Me to Invade Iraq”. Now this cruel and bloodthirsty religion is to be used to corrupt our children. Jesus Christ indeed!
* A few decent downloads can be had from the AF site, including Resistance.