As most of you are tediously aware, for the last seven years or so I've been something of a gleeful heretic deeply involved in researching religion and religious history, both in general, and as it relates to Christianity in particular. I have made tons of notes, essays, discussions, reconstructions of early, fragmented texts, and even some incomplete manuscripts of books I've worked on. This page will hold all of 'em. Check back soon, and the place will be lousy with 'em.
If you're interested in such things, read on. If you're conservatively religious, you should probably go somewhere else now, before you read any more, because it WILL offendeth thee.
Eventually these essays will be in PDF format, which is easier on the reader, but that will have to wait until someone can use sock puppets to explain to me how to do this.
Essays & Monologues
Here is a refresher and info review on the New Testament: Introduction to the New Testament. (Nov. 15, 2002)
Here is "The Vastly-Oversimplified-Yet-Official Protestant Overview of Jesus and History:" Jesus 101. (Sept. 12, 2002)
Here are: Ten Obscure Facts about Jesus. (Oct. 19, 2001)
Here is the first speculative essay: Simon Magus. (June, 2001)
Here's an older one about The Godhead and the Son of Man. (June 27, 1999)
More detailed theories about The Son of Man. (July 26, 2002)
Here's an interesting list of: The Gathas of Zoroaster. (Sept. 13, 2002)
Here is: The Gospel Of Signs. (Sept. 13, 2002)
Here are: The Gnostic Acts of John. (Sept. 13, 2002)
Here is the: Reconstruction of the Acts of the Apostles. (Sept. 24. 2002)
Here is: The Apocryphon of James. (Sept. 27, 2002)
Here is: The Secret Gospel of Mark. (Dec. 3, 2002)
Here is: The Ur Gospel. (Mar. 24, 2003)
And here is the status update on my book, with a bit of an overview. (Jan. 16, 2001)
Discussion about your choice of an Alternate religion (part one).
Discussion about your choice of an Alternate religion (part two).
Discussion question: Was Mother Theresa a Plutocratic Fascist? (part 1)
More Discussion about: Mother Theresa, Plutocracy, and Thou. (part 2)
And the final word: Mother Theresa Wrap Up. (part 3)