Tag Archives: historicity of Jesus

SGU and Jesus

by | January 20, 2018

Last year the Skeptics Guide to the Universe did an in-depth segment of the historicity of Jesus. It was a great discussion for and against the historical Jesus, looking at the evidence and arguments on both sides. https://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/616 It’s half an hour long, starts at 25 minutes in until minute 55. My favourite part is… Read more »

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Jesus Married: Who Cares?

by | November 16, 2014

  Does anyone care whether Jesus was married with children?  York U professor Barrie Wilson and filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici care; they wrote the book, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Sacred Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary Magdalene. Not everyone is a believer convinced by Wilson and Jacobovici’s theisis. Mark Goodacre and Robert Cargill are… Read more »

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Jesus Challenge on WEIT

by | September 5, 2014

On the Why Evolution Is True (WEIT) site, guest post writer and frequent commenter, Ben Goren has posed a thorough six step challenge to those who believe that Jesus was a historical figure: Start with a clear, concise, unambiguous definition of who Jesus was. Do the Gospels offer a good biography of him? Was he… Read more »

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Could Jesus Write In Klingon?

by | May 27, 2014

Pope Francis has been traipsing around in the general vicinity of the birthplace of his religion, praying here and there and doing his best to promote peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. This won’t go anywhere (you heard it here first!) but seems like a relatively harmless way for Francis to Do Something about the… Read more »

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Jesus of Nazareth: Man or Myth?

by | May 11, 2014

On April 5 2014, the Centre for Inquiry, Ottawa hosted a lively discussion between Zeba Crook, professor of religious studies at Carleton University, and historian and philosopher, Richard Carrier on this controversial topic: “Did a man named Jesus live in Palestine 2000 years ago?” The Atheism TV video of the discussion between Carrier and Crook… Read more »

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