Forgery in Christianity: A Documented Record of the Foundations of the Christian Religion
by Joseph Wheless
Incendiary in its passion and irrefutable in its evidence, this classic of atheistic literature condemns Christianity as superstition and wishful thinking rooted in early paganism, "sourced" by anonymous fables, and promoted by self-serving men seeking "worldly riches and power." Raging against the blatant manipulations of the early Church and the antiscience agenda of the modern Church, American writer Joseph Wheless (1868-1950) takes on everything from faked "relics" and the "holy mummery" of stigmatics and other dramatic mystics to the "priestly terrorism" of the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Church's historical intolerance. This is an absolute must-read for anyone looking for ammunition to counter the argument that the longevity of Christianity is evidence of its legitimacy.
Originally published in 1930
The Disease And The Cure
Faith In A Fatal Decline
Outline Of Case And Proofs
Religious Laws Of Outlawry
Pagan Frauds -- Christian Precedents
The Dawn-Man And The Shaman
Paganism At The Cross-Roads With Christianity
Apollonius Of Tyana
Superstitions And Revelations
Christian "Revelation" Defined And Disproved
Mithraism -- And Christian Myth
"Mithraism" -- Pre-Christian Christianity
Buddhism In Christianity
All Devilish Imitations!
The Sibylline Oracles
Hebrew Holy Forgeries
The Inspired Fable Of Tobit
The Proof Of The Pudding
Ezra "Restores" The Law
The "Finding Of The Law"
The "Septuagint" Translation Into Greek
The Septuagint And The "Virgin-Birth" Fraud
Other Hebrew Sacred Forgeries
The "Inspired" Hebrew scriptures
Forgery By Contradictions
Our "Phony" Christian Era
Forgery By False Translations
The "God" Forgery
The "Adam" Forgery
The "Soul" Forgery
The "Mosaic Revelation" Forgery
The Ancient Idea Of "History"
Christian "Revelations" In Jewish Forgeries
Christian "scripture" Forgeries
"The Age Of Apocryphal Literature"
"The Idea Of Inspiration"
"The Lying Pen Of The Scribes"
"Christian Evidences" -- Forged
Forged Gospels, Acts, Epistles
The Forged "Apostles' Creed"
The Forged Athanasian Creed
Jesus Christ's Forged Letters
Other Forgeries For Christ's Sake
Josephus Forgery Testifies Of Jesus
The Owl-Angel Forgery
The Saintly "Fathers" Of The Faith
The Twelve "Traditional" Apostles
Apostolic Greed And Strife
The Apostolic Fathers
The Sub-Apostolic Fathers
Jesus Died Of Old Age!
The Pagan "Logos" Christianized
Augustine "Philosophy Of History"
The "Gospel" Forgeries
Still Tinkering At It!
Some Tests For Forgery
The Gospel Titles
The "Canonicity" Of The Four Gospels
The "Mark" Fable Belies "Canonicity"
The Gospels "According To" Greek Priests
The Four Gospels -- "Chosen"
Why Four Gospels?
Inspiration And Plagiarism
Gospels Late Forgeries
"Luke" Discredits Apostolicity
Forgeries In The Forged Gospels
Contradictions And Truth
Jesus -- Man Or God?
"Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church"
The "Church" Founded On The "Rock"
Peter-Rock-Church" Denied Ab Silencio
"Go, Teach All Nations" Forgery
Acts Belies The "Go, Teach All Nations" Forgery
The Forged Gospel Endings
The Baptismal Forgery
A Medley Of Forgeries
The "Woman In Adultery" Forgery
The John XXI Forgery
The "Lord's Prayer" Forgery
The "Unknown God" Forgery
The Forged Epistles, Etc.
The "Epistle Of Peter" Forgeries
The "God Manifest" Forgery
The "Three Heavenly Witnesses" Forgery
The Church Forgery Mill
The Forged Apostolic Constitutions
The Forged "Apostolic Canons"
The Forged Liber Pontificalis
The "Conversion Of Constantine" Fraud
Christian Forgeries For Power And Pelf
The "Constantine" Forgeries
Forged Deeds Of Empire
The Forged Letter Of St Peter
A Holy Conspiration
The Pope Sylvester Forgeries
The Forged "Donation Of Constantine"
The "Symmachian Forgeries"
The "False Decretals" Forgeries
The Forged Decretum Of Gratian
The Full Fruition Of Forgery
The Frustrated Ems Revolt
Forged Saints, Martyrs And Miracles
Old Pagan Stuff
Forged And Faked Relics
The "Invention Of The Cross," Et Al
Ancient Fakes Yet Accredited
Holy Oils, Waters, And Fetishes
The Agnus Dei
The Tragedy Of The "Mystical Marriage"
The "Triumph" Of Christianity
God-Ordained Murder For Unbelief
The Gospel Of Fear And Trembling
Unborn Babes To Burn Forever
A Contrast In Tolerance
The Edict Of Milan (313)
Faith Enforced By Laws Of Murder
Laws Of Constantine
Laws Of Constantius And Constans
Laws Of Gratian And Theodosius
Laws Of Theodosius And Valentinian
Laws Of Honorius And Arcadius
Later Laws Against Paganism
Bloody Record Boasted
"The Secular Arm"
Compulsory And Wholesale Conversion
Conversion Skin Deep
The "Fruits" Of Christianity
"The Glory That Was Greece"
The Power That Was Rome
Pagan Cultural Results
The Christian Age Of Faith
The Aim Of Christian Education
The Moral "Fruits" Of Christianity
The Christian "Morality Lie"
The Intellectual "Fruits" Of Christianity
The Christian "Education Lie"
The Monks "Preserved The Classics"
The Rebirth Of Civilization
Benefit Of Clergy
The Criminal Crusades Started The Revolt
The "Infidel" Redeems Christendom
The "Miraculous Attestations" Of Christianity
"The Marks Of The Beast"
Why -- And What Price -- Religion?
An Appeal To Reason