July 17, 2019

Not-Your-Pastor’s Tour of Mark’s Gospel

The falsification of Christianity made easy
I recently completed, here on the Debunking Christianity Blog, my series of articles on all sixteen chapters of Mark’s gospel. Here are the links:

Introduction: Getting the Gospels Off on the Wrong Foot

Chapter 1: Did Jesus Graduate from Hogwarts?

Chapter 2: A Charming Bible Story and Its Bad Theology

Chapter 3: How Come Jesus Didn’t Know Better?



Chapter 4: Please Tell Me Jesus Didn’t Say That

Chapter 5: Christianity’s Guilty Pleasure: Magical Thinking

Chapter 6: Jesus and His Team of Traveling Exorcists

Chapter 7: Made-to-Order Stories for the Jesus Cult

Chapter 8: Jesus the Magician Does It Again

Chapter 9: Jesus the Cult Fanatic At It Again

Chapter 10: SO MUCH Bad Theology in ONE Bible Chapter

Chapter 11: The Day Jesus Cursed a Fig Tree

Chapter 12: Great Bible Texts…That Really Aren’t So Great

Chapter 13: If the Bible Had a Sewer

Chapter 14: Who Invented the Last Supper?

Chapter 15: That Time Saint Peter Got a Demotion

Chapter 16: How to Tell If You’re a Real Christian


How were the gospels made? Check out these resources:

David Chumney,

Jesus Eclipsed: How Searching the Scriptures Got in the Way of Recounting the Facts

Dennis MacDonald,

The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

R. G. Price,

Deciphering the Gospels Proves Jesus Never Existed


David Madison was a pastor in the Methodist Church for nine years, and has a PhD in Biblical Studies from Boston University. His book, Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief: a Minister-Turned-Atheist Shows Why You Should Ditch the Faith, was reissued last year by Tellectual Press with a new Forward by John Loftus.

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