Saturday, December 01, 2007


...because Jesus didn't even exist!

Tom Harpur's The Pagan Christ has been around for a while and it looks like our good and dear friends at Mother Corp have produced a documentary just in time for the Holliday season to warm our hearts.

As lifesite correctly tells us;

"The idea was popularized by radical feminist and lesbian writers like the self-styled "witch" Miriam Simos, who goes by the nom de plume of "Starhawk", and is one of the foremost voices of ecofeminism. These writers were instrumental in founding a "goddess" worshipping neo-paganism in the 1970's and '80's that was zealously anti-Christian and particularly hostile to Catholicism and has grown in popularity in Canada and the US."

I know this is true because sadly, I have several friends who are into this culture/belief system and I even went to one of their 'communes' in the Niagara wine region a little over a year ago.

What I find amusing though is the way the CBC sells it on their website.

"And, according to Harpur, this was their fatal error – and the very reason Christianity is struggling today.
The mission of The Pagan Christ is not to accelerate Christianity’s slow demise, but to breath new life into its holy book and, in the process, bring the world a richer, more spiritual faith.

Christianity is only faltering in the West, where secular materialism has taken over for three generations now. Elsewhere, in places such as the third world or Africa, it is thriving.

Similarly, I love how they try to sell an anti-Christian documentary to Christians.

If Jesus didn't exist, how can a faith based on his existence as the son of God thrive?

The most basic requirement for being a Christian is a belief that Jesus was the son of God...not that you are just "nice".

Quite frankly, if Jesus and God do not exist, then why would you follow them? If this documentary is true, then please give this office formal notification...I have some small nations I'd like to pillage and plunder before dawn.