Our foundational philosophy is Rationalism, defined as the method and doctrine of those who strive to make reason the supreme regulator of their beliefs and actions, who try to think and speak in terms to which fixed and intelligible senses are attached, who neither assert anything that to their knowledge is inconsistent with admitted truth, nor shrink from accepting the logical consequences of such truth, however remote or unwelcome they may be.
“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile.”
Our fundamental proposal is that the religion of Christianity did not emerge as a product of the teaching of one man in the first part of the first century but rather was initiated by a rumour that the Messiah had appeared in Judea when the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in AD70.
“When did the cult first draw to itself a new myth in a concrete form? The answer I propose is, that it was not until after the destruction of Jerusalem in the year 70.”