5 thoughts on “Rhidian Babbling Brook, writer, celebrity and Christian

    1. Absolutely. For some reason the Christian speakers on TftD – and pretty well anywhere else, come to that – tend not to take as their texts the many unkind or unpleasant utterances that were put into the mouth of Jesus, which your link illustrates so well.

      As for Jesus being a great teacher, even that silly old apologist CS Lewis doesn’t agree:

      “You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to”.

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      1. Wow do you know sometimes and only sometimes C S Lewis really knew who Jesus is and certainly other people this Brook fellow clearly do not know the Lord from Adam. That is their tragedy.

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      2. “CS Lewis really knew who Jesus is”.

        Hmm. The quote above is from Lewis’s polemic, where earlier on he says that Jesus is “liar, lunatic or Lord”. As is typical of Christian apologists, he never considers any other options, such as (a) Jesus was sane, honest, sincere but mistaken; (b) he was misled by the fervency of his disciples; or (c) he never existed, and his words were put into his mouth decades later by authors with an axe to grind.

        My money’s on (c).

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  1. Ofsted Report for the Jesus School of Teaching, Palestine, 26th July 30AD
    Pupils do not make good progress. Their starting points are broadly in line with those expected of a child, but they never progress from belief in miracles. Their critical thinking attainment is well below average and they are particularly gullible and delusional often simply stating “Well, that’s what he told us”. Pupils seem to be encouraged to write fiction but then become confused and think that what they have written is true. They seem to well informed about demonic possession.
    The teacher fails to make sure that both boys and girls make equally good progress by consistently underrepresenting the roles of women in society. For example, all twelve of his prefects are boys.
    The teacher maintains easy control over the pupils by telling them lots of bad things will happen if they don’t do exactly as he says. Pupils soon learn to fear the teacher who we found to be omnipresent around school. There was also an unsavoury incident at the school farm where with some pigs and a cliff.
    The leader keeps a close check on pupils by constantly asking them for feedback. However, record keeping is poor with the excuse seeming to be “We will judge them at the end” without providing evidence when that will be.
    The school should be commended for having a very good woodwork department.
    We believe that this particular school and teaching staff should be closed forthwith.

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