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THE ALPHA COURSE EXPOSED

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The Alpha Course has become the largest source of new Christians in the world. I take a look at how it works and deceives the unsuspecting students. Please share this video through twitter and face-book etc so that it will come to the attention of those who are planning to go on such a course. Sadly I work for free and do not have a £1,100,000 annual advertising budget. If you truly want to discuss life's questions then you will get more sense here than on an Alpha Course. Feel free to debate me on points of this video that I make and not just tireless drivel about supernatural nonsense. I recommend http://www.nobeliefs.com/exist.htm where Jim Walker does a fine job of covering the historical inaccuracies of this course. Errata: In this video I say that Philo Judaeus lived in Jerusalem when he actually lived in Alexandria yet he clearly spent time in Jerusalem where he had intimate connections with the royal house of Judaea. His brother, Alexander (chief tax official), was one of the richest men in the east, in charge of collecting levies on imports into Roman Egypt. Alexander's great wealth financed the silver and gold sheathing which adorned the doors of the Temple. Alexander also loaned a fortune to Herod Agrippa One of Alexander's sons, and Philo's nephews, Marcus, was married to the daughter of Herod Agrippa. After the exile of Herod Antipas -- villain of the Jesus saga -- he ruled as King of the Jews, 41-44 AD. Another nephew was the "apostate" Julius Alexander Tiberius, Prefect of Egypt and also Procurator of Judaea itself (46-48 AD). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources Briant, Pierre, "Alexander the Great: Man of Action Man of Spirit," Harry N. Abrams, 1996 Carrier, Richard, "Reply to McFall on Jesus as a Philosopher (2004)" Crossan, J.D., "Jesus: a revolutionry biography," HarperOne, 1995 Doherty, Earl, "The Jesus Puzzle," Canadian Humanist Publications, 1999 Flavius, Josephus (37 or 38-circa 101 C.E.), Antiquities Gauvin, Marshall J., "Did Jesus Christ Really Live?" (from: www.infidels.org/) Gould, Stephen Jay "Dinosaur in a Haystack," (Chapter 2), Harmony Books, New York, 1995 Graham, Henry Grey, Rev., "Where we got the Bible," B. Heder Book Company, 1960 Helms, Randel McCraw , "Who Wrote the Gospels?", Millennium Press, 1997 Irenaeus of Lyon (140?-202? C.E.), Against the Heresies McKinsey, C. Dennis "The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy," Prometheus Books, 1995 Metzger, Bruce,"The Text of the New Testament-- Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration," Oxford University Press, 1968 Pagels, Elaine, "The Gnostic Gospels," Vintage Books, New York, 1979 Pagels, Elaine, "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent," Vintage Books, New York, 1988 Pagels, Elaine, "The Origin of Satan," Random House, New York, 1995 Potter, David Stone, Mattingly, Dr. David J., "Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2010 Price, Robert M.," Deconstructing Jesus," Prometheus Books, 2000 Pritchard, John Paul, "A Literary Approach to the New Testament," Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972 Robertson, J.M. "Pagan Christs," Barnes & Noble Books, 1966 Romer, John, "Testament : The Bible and History," Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1988 Schonfield, Hugh Joseph, "A History of Biblical Literature," New American Library, 1962 Spong, Bishop Shelby, "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism," HarperSanFrancisco, 1991 Tacitus (55?-117? C.E.), Annals Wilson, Dorothy Frances, "The Gospel Sources, some results of modern scholarship," London, Student Christian Movement press, 1938 The Revell Bible Dictionary," Wynwood Press, New York, 1990 King James Bible, 1611 U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 10, 1990 Various issues of Bible Review magazine, published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, Washington D.C. Online sources: [1] Epistle of James, from Theopedia [2] Epistles of John, Wikipedia [3] First Epistle of Peter, from ...