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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 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 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 25 November 2012
I enjoyed this book, the argument against the New Testament was interesting and very thorough. I learnt several new facts about the literature, and found the discussion good. However, I was hoping for more information on the "other" gospels and writings as I know little about what they contain. Also, I found the use of swearing and capital letters to be unnecessary, I got the point, I didn't need to be beaten over the head with it. But the worse thing was the number of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and some words that were obviously completely wrong for the sentence. Did no-one edit this book? If they did, they should be sacked or made to pay back any money they got. It made the reading much harder than it should have been and was a constant irritation to a good book.
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on 6 February 2014
A teenager girl lived in city occupied by the roman army whose Sagittarii ( the Latin term for archers) used rape as a way to make the conquered people more submissive. That young girl had been impregnated and claimed that she got pregnant by a miracle. Definitely, she was impregnated by a human. And the father, more likely than not, was a roman archer. To think otherwise you must be either a naive or superstitious.
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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 3 October 2012
Werleman's second book follows the style of the first with no quarter given to Christianity or its proponents.
This time it is the turn of Christ whom he attacks from all sides.
The treatment is humorous at times, and quite clever and witty at others.
I am not averse to profanity as such, but I do feel that in a book of this nature that it weakens one's cause to use it so liberally.

Ultimately, as even Werleman admits, there is nothing new here, just dressed up and delivered with more punch and in your face, and maybe no worse for that. And probably attracting and alienating different audiences at the same time.

If you want swearing, verbal slapstick and comedy this is it. If you want critical appraisal of Jesus in a serious tome then move on.
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