Responses to David Warden. JOHN BAXTER.

The Search for JESUS YESHUA  

Reflections on David Warden’s paper for ANVIL April 2021   John Baxter 4-5-21

This essay, which has kept on expanding and being rewritten, is my reaction to David Warden’s carefully researched paper which argues that Jesus is no more an historical figure than Romulus or King Arthur.  It is restricted to considering that question and is not an attempt to write yet another version of the historical Jesus.  JESUS YESHUA

Please feel free to add your own comments to this discussion .  To do so email johnbaxte119@nullgmail.com 

Revised for 17-3-21 The Right to Choose a Safe, Painless, Death

For our ANVIL Zoom Session 7.pm. Wednesday.  For invitation email me.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER
The first version of this paper was written in Oct 2013 for ANVIL and is now much revised in this my eightieth year of March 2021. In it I put the case that it be recognised that everyone should be able to die painlessly (and safely) at a time of their own choosing as a basic human right and the law should be changed to facilitate this. Continue reading

Reflections on what I have learnt about Covid-19

How lucky we have been in having among our ANVIL Associates Greg Atkins, former professor of Virology at Trinity College Dublin, who offered, just before Covid-19 appeared at the end of 2019, to give us a talk on his specialism.  He entitled his talk “The Danger Posed by Emerging Virus Infections.” This week, on the 10th of June 2020, backed up by his UTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RdLqBMoK4  Greg updated ANVIL and lead us in a discussion of his subject on ZOOM. Continue reading

ANVIL Wed. 19th Sept. ATHEISM the case. Dr Greg Atkins, Graham Stride

This session consisted in Greg emphasising the need for a science based approach to deciding what is true and real and concluding that all forms of supernaturalism and belief in gods ,, one god, spirits and miracles are not based on evidence.  Graham responded that as he saw it there is far more too life than what can be weighted and measured by science and that intuitively many believe as he does that behind all that is happening there is a compassionate God .  Continue reading

ANVIL April 11th Homo Deus. Presenter John Baxter, Responder Greg Atkins

Summary Notes on HOMO DEUS. A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 2015  written by John Baxter March 2018. 5,814 words 9 pages so worth printing off.

 These notes simply seek to summarise Homo Deus as an aid to understanding the book’s challenging ideas.  It is not a review for I do not here judge what he says.   It is an aid not a substitute for reading the book and his equally challenging SAPIENS.   Continue reading

SURVIVING NAPOLEON

Yes, as some of you know for the last two years I have been working on researching and then writing up, the life story of the amazing but almost unknown soldier of Napoleon and Clockmaker of Wincanton, Alberto Bioletti. I have done this in the form of an historical novel told as if by him in the first person. My 350p work is now self-published and on Amazon. For more details see the page above on Bioletti