John B Hodges's Blog Posts Tagged 'Jesus' (5)

Reference comment on Christianity

As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy to gain an understanding of the secular foundations of ethics, and reached an understanding that satisfied me. (for those interested, see http://www.atheistnexus.org/pr... ). Then I heard a Christian declare that the Absolute Truth about ethics was the teachings of Jesus. So I asked "What DOES Jesus teach about ethics?" I went through the…

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Added by John B Hodges on May 25, 2014 at 6:05am — 1 Comment

Open Letter to the Saved

John B. Hodges

September 25, 2007.



Greetings-…



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Added by John B Hodges on August 26, 2013 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

Historical Jesus Irrelevant.

Recently I read an exchange of views between freethinkers about whether there was a historical Jesus that gave rise to the legends, or whether the Jesus character was entirely mythical. I found myself entirely unmoved.

I went through the four gospels to collect everything Jesus is reported to have said about what we should DO, all of his alleged ethical teachings. I wrote up my findings here:

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Added by John B Hodges on January 2, 2013 at 4:07am — 3 Comments

The Ethics of Jesus

 

This is something I wrote Spring 2004. Please forward as you think

appropriate. -John B. Hodges.

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Added by John B Hodges on May 27, 2011 at 6:12am — 5 Comments

Deconstructing "Christian" Morality: Leaflet, Jesus' Ethics in Ten Easy Lessons

Those who claim to believe in "absolute" moralities usually don't actually follow them, and don't even pretend to try.


A few years back I decided to study the ethical teachings of Jesus. I sat down with a notebook and pen and a Bible, and (over the course of a week, off and on) read through the four Gospels, taking note every time Jesus said something about what we should DO. I skipped through the biography,…
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Added by John B Hodges on August 3, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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