If you like to be entertained and you don’t mind F-bombs, watch this very unsafe-for-work talk by Richard Carrier. He argues that Jesus did not exist.
I do wonder how effective this line of argument can really be. Carrier spends a lot of effort showing that New Testament gospel accounts are inconsistent and implausible. For instance, at one point the Sun is supposed to have gone out for a few hours — but later on, no one seems to remember that it happened. Also, according to Carrier, some of the New Testament writers seem to have in mind a purely spiritual son of God, not a flesh-and-blood Jesus. Continue reading “The ultimate case against Christianity?”