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Fabricating Faith: How Christianity Became a Religion Jesus Would Have Rejected Paperback – 30 May 2014

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Richard Hagenston is an ordained United Methodist minister and former pastor. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars is a good writer and lays out a very convincing argument that ... 3 Aug. 2014
By William H. Aulenbach - Published on Amazon.com
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The author did his homework, is a good writer and lays out a very convincing argument that what is being marketed as the religion of Jesus has next to nothing to do with what he preached.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Hagenstan has dared to challenge status quo chrisitianity by ... 9 May 2015
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Mr Hagenstan has dared to challenge status quo chrisitianity by literally debunking the belief and practice that Jesus was divine and the ultimate sacrifice to appease a merciless God who did not- does not - take kindly to sin. Hagenstan shows clearly the human - not so saintly- side of Jesus in how he related to gentiles and what he asserted about a kingdom not yet but soon to be realized, The book has helpful chapter divisions that assist the reader in obtaining a context for the beliefs and practices that allowed for the Fabrication of Faith - the assertion and enforcement of Jesus becoming the blood sacrifice of ritual in most christian rites, i.e. The Lord's Supper, Eucharist, In adopting this practice contrary to Jesus own teaching and example (see John 2:13ff), Jesus showed no desire to be connected with the sacrificial system that the temple had been used/abused for throughout the Jewish religious practice. Sadly that which Jesus most vehemently rejected as evident in his violent clearing of the temple, the church has resurrected for its own purposes, and in so doing has discarded him whom the church professes to adore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is not a "take-down" of Jesus. Read this small book - it's "golden". 5 Aug. 2015
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My first reaction was, "how come I never noticed these things before!" The reason, of course, is that we've been taught, most of us since childhood, to believe that whatever the clergy and our elders told us was true. We don't take Biblical writings apart and examine them, because we are told that "questioning the Bible is wrong, unthinkable". We are taught that kind of thinking, not because it represents any truth, but because it is to the advantage of the clergy, money-wise and power-wise, that we line up like little ducklings in a row, and wait for the good stuff to be dealt to us, piecemeal. Wrenching yourself away from all the hype and seeing Jesus of Nazareth as a kind, humble, forgiving, passionate, mercy-minded young Jew whose idealistic dreams went horribly wrong, is in total conflict with the stance that "Christianity" has taken through the years, with its demand for the blood sacrifice of Jesus, as well as monetary and social sacrifice from us. Richard Hagenston's explanation makes sense, because it takes into consideration the attitudes of the times, and of various competing "Christianities", as well as the agendas of the (often unknown) writers of the Biblical books..
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written food for thought 21 Sept. 2015
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Whether you are a Christian or an atheist, you need to read this. It's short and easy to read but contains a lot more depth than would be expected from a book of this length. As a Christian-turned-atheist, I found it very enlightening, as it gave me good solid evidence to back up my current belief system. I understand this was written by a reverend and not intended to convert anyone to atheism, and I don't expect it to shatter anyone's faith. However, it may cause some of you to question why you believe so blindly in a god who is so full of contradictions and chaos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading, full of details and substantial references to researchers as well as believers or atheists. 2 Jun. 2016
By Ludwig Von Guembes - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to read and follow up, clearly exposed ideas, excellent timeline management and above all, solid and available references in each chapter to find out by yourself if the propositions presented are valid or not.
You can draw your own conclusions all the time.
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