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on 9 October 2010
Following on from his earlier book in which he gave a very thorough and undignified roughing-up to God-The-Father, Werleman now slams Jesus-The-Son up against the wailing wall and delivers some pretty brutal knees to the Anointed One's groin.

The author is the first to admit that there's nothing new in his merciless attack on the pivotal character of Christianity - it's all been done before, of course.

However, unlike the more delicate and scholarly writers of older and more fearful times, C. J. exhibits no deference to a subject that has sought to wrap itself in everything from 'being sacrosanct' to inventing the 'crime' of blasphemy.

I love Werleman's style. He has no time for guff and hokum - especially when such devices are used by the cynical to control the ignorant.

If you are religious you will not want this book, much less read it.

If - on the other hand - you are growing weary of global and local conflicts and tensions that are predicated on who believes in the correct invisible being, you might just find that this book will give you that last push out of the darkness of age-old superstition into the clear and fresh light of logic, reason, common sense and - above all - humanity.

Having thus dispensed with two-thirds of the Holy Trinity, I can't wait for C. J. Werleman's next book in which he might be obliged to tackle that dastardly insubstantial one - The Holy Ghost.

Barry
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on 15 October 2010
This book is absoultely and without doubt as fantastic as the first book. If not better. Sadly it should be read really by Christians than the usual following (Atheists). Waiting for JC? ok, in the meantime during that labourous wait, Read CJ. If nothing else, if NOTHING else, its a great read. And as a bundle with the first book a great bargain. Obviously a few people who reviewed this and scored it low seem to have just read the pages available online already and based that low rating on bias. Silly. Read it first. BUY BUY BUY.
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on 29 April 2013
This book is amusing, and makes many good points, but the author's childish use of ridicule and profanity absolutely detracts from the narrative. I can only think this must be a self-published book, because any decent publisher would improve the book a lot. The author's enthusiasm and ego have detracted from his ability to be considered a serious contender in the canon of knowledge.

Nevertheless, there are things I've learned, and the book is worth a read.
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on 18 February 2013
Having read "God Hates You, Hate Him Back" it was inevitable that I would read Jesus Lied - He Only Only Human". This book is more of the same but goes into more detail regarding Jesus and the stories about him.

The author goes into plenty of detail in comparing gospels and highlighting the contradictions / errors / lies / exaggerations within them. The problems don't only lay at the feet of the writers though. I found the section on Roman Emporer Constantine and his attempt to unify the crumbling Empire particularly interesting. He also provides information on the gospels that didn't get past the J-Factor judges and the probable reasons why they didn't make it through to the final.

Yet again Mr Werleman has written a book that is absolutely fascinating and only intensifies my bewilderment in the fact that people still believe these stories of miracles. How did Mary have a miraculous virgin birth when Jesus seems to have had an older brother (James)? The supposedly kind and gentle Jesus also turns out to be far from it. It would appear that people cherry pick the nice stories and conveniently forget to mention the stories of his hatred and anger towards his enemies.

The humour used in God Hates You returns to this book which only makes it more enjoyable to read. The bible bashers will hate the book and probably try to say the facts are incorrect and the use of bad language is a way of drawing attention. I, however, say it turns what could be a terribly dull subject for many people into a subject that those same people could read and be enthralled by. Excellent work yet again.
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on 15 February 2011
There have been several books attacking Christianity from different perspectives over the last hundred years. This is yet another. It is something of a Beginner's Guide to What's Wrong with Christianity. The factual details incorporated into Werleman's argument are generally accurate but not always so. And it is a pity that more care was not taken to check the proofs for occasional typos. However it is a useful handbook to reinforce the idea that Jesus was not all he is cracked up to be: it won't convince the believer, but almost nothing can do that. It will however make a cheerful reading experience for anyone who has happily shaken off the tentacles of religion or who never suffered from a 'faith injection' and who would like to know what all the fuss is about.
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on 25 July 2012
Well researched work looking at the Gospels horizontally, ie. comparing each story from each of the gospels to analyse similarities and differences and conclude who copied from whom and why such differences would have come about.
There are quite a few typographical and grammatical errors though which makes it drop a star.
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on 26 May 2016
Witless as usual. The author has admitted plagiarism, is deliberately divisive and generally criticizes intellects far greater than his simply for self aggrandisement. This is badly written and generally argumentative for the sake of it.
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on 18 May 2011
As a follow up to CJ Werleman's superb first book, God Hates You, Hate Him Back, this book focuses on the New Testament and, in doing so, has more time to go into detail. This is a good thing as it results in another wonderfully humorous exploration of the Christian Bible. Making his way through the New Testament, CJ treats the reader to an exposé of many of the problems it presents those who claim the Bible is inerrant and factual. As with his previous book, this won't offer the gravitas associated with Hitchen or Dawkings but, given Werleman's approach, I doubt that was his aim. Instead he sets out of offer an often hilarious but always interesting and informative read that anybody can enjoy, theists included (providing they have a sense of humour and don't take their religious beliefs to be above criticism.) Highly recommended for those with even a passing interest in religion.
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on 11 March 2013
It's very well known that the New Testament was cobbled together by 300-odd bishops in 325 AD. The whole story is far worse than that. The author ruthlessly compares the gospels, exposing the inconsistencies and forgeries, as well as setting out the real sequence in which the whole lot was written. For example, St Paul wrote before any of the Gospels, and strangely said hardly a thing about the life of Jesus. It's a fascinating read, if you can bear the careless writing. There are many errors of spelling and grammar, with missing and repeating words. It looks very much as if the author's unedited draft has been ported over to Kindle without any quality control. This isn't acceptable for a paid publication.

This is a good introduction for anyone interested in what the Bible really says, and there are very many other sources, which this book references.
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on 12 February 2012
This book makes a strong case that Christianity is based on falsehood and is therefore, of course, false. It is interesting and informative about the details of the Canonical gospels, their authorship, their times of creation, and the contradictions between them. There are numerous references to other writings of similar opinion which will be helpful to those who wish to read more on this important topic. It is clear that Mr Werleman has read widely on the subject and he is refreshingly forthright in his criticism.

Like all books of this type, I regard this book as necessary for the furtherance of truth and the liberation from the burden of oppressive falsehood.
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