One of the best, affordable humanists consciousness raising efforts I’ve ever seen

powersmedia.org are selling what I think has to be the ideal, non-confrontational conversation starter about lateral thinking and the role of science in the rational world, with those pesky but well meaning religious friends and family, this coming winter festival.

A set of greeting cards that remind us it that the sword carrying, violently opposed to Roman rule, twin brother of Jacob, son of David, Jesus “I am who I am” Christ, wasn’t the only influential person in history to be born on December 25th.

I’ve ordered mine—and for £11 a pop I think you should order yours now too!

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2 comments on “One of the best, affordable humanists consciousness raising efforts I’ve ever seen

  1. I was being a bit naughty. Early translations of the dead sea scrolls made reference to an insurgency which would likely have counted all males born in the same time frame as Jesus among its number. One particularly charismatic character who, as memory serves me, was called Jacob, carried a sword, was violently opposed to Roman rule, turned water in to wine, healed the sick, walked on water and was revealed to have had a secret twin brother, who astounded everyone by pretending to be the same man risen again from the dead, after he (the original) was crucified.

    These early translations of the dead sea scrolls are notoriously sketchy and unreliable, however, not least because of how many of the fragments discovered were deliberately damaged and mislabelled by the Catholic church, when it realised the potential of the documents to reveal the truth about the life of the people who wrote them—thought to have been largely independent of the conflict between the Jews and the Romans—and contradictory of their money spinning, thousand year old fairy story version of events.

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