Reading Time: 3 minutes We know the baby Jesus, and we know the young man Jesus. Both have been adorable to Christians. But would Jesus still be adorable if he had lived to be a very old man? Isn’t it interesting that old Christian men idolize the young man Jesus? Is this like an 80-year-old man revering the prowess […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes I can easily see why 3rd-and-4th-century Christians felt an irresistible urge to edit Josephus’ work to better support their own claims. Around then, they were just starting to wonder why they lacked that kind of corroboration, and it bothered some of them a lot.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! It’s Friday, and that means our attention turns to history. Specifically, we focus on a voice from the 1st century to see if they said anything about Jesus or Christianity during Jesus’ supposed lifetime. This time around, that voice is female. Pamphile of Epidaurus wrote some excellent histories, so let’s see if […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s check out this fascinating rival for 1st-century affections — and check out what we can of his writings.
Reading Time: 9 minutes I am presently grappling with Jesus mythicism. I am, at present, a historicist in terms of whether Jesus existed or not. My evaluation is somewhat intuitive, believing to the confidence of about two-thirds that a real Jesus existed under all the mythological overlay as opposed to one-third confidence in a completely mythological Jesus. Richard Carrier, on the other […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Here is a comment to get your teeth into from the other day. The article was about the minimal facts thesis concerning the Resurrection accounts of Jesus. They come from commenter BensNewLogin: The following may not be as linear as I would like. Please bear with me. There was a time when I was intensely […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another evangelical trying — and failing — to get the tribe to care more about the people they hate.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In that first post, we checked out how he contorted illogic and junk history to arrive at the conclusion that his god was totally for realsies. Here, he moves forward into his next question. So today, let’s see how Sean McDowell misinterprets this fictional event to claim validity for his entire religion.
Reading Time: 9 minutes For this Easter holiday, we check out one those sorts of beliefs. Today, let me show you a wackadoodle claim about the end of Jesus’ life — and why it’s not really wackadoodle at all in the grand scheme of things.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Because I am extremely helpful, I thought I’d offer my evaluation of it here, in case any Christians make the dire mistake of thinking this list reflects reality. After all, surely logical Christians, of all people, want to be corrected if they’re wrong, right? …Right?