• April 21, 2024

Non-Religious Minority Largest of Them All

Non-Religious Minority Largest of Them All Trump signed an executive order for the ‘faith-based initiative’ during the ‘National Day of Prayer’ event May 3rd, 2018 designed to bolster the influence of faith groups in government going further than ever before giving special treatment towards Evangelical Christians, which is entirely unconstitutional…

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The belief Jesus was “pure spirit” was prevalent in early Christian history

“For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.” 2 John 1:7 (RSV) “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ…

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Christ Myth

What is a mythicist?

Just as declaring oneself an atheist does not make one automatically an expert in religion, seeing Jesus as a myth does not make someone an automatic expert in Christian origins. There are many people calling themselves “mythicists” – i.e., someone who views various biblical/supernatural figures as mythical, not historical –…

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Jesus passage in Josephus a forgery in toto, says Greek expert

I have written a review of the important paper “A Narrative Anomaly in Josephus” by linguist Dr. Paul J. Hopper concerning the so-called Testimonium Flavianum or “Jesus passage” in the works of ancient Jewish historian Josephus. Since this brief passage in Josephus is held up widely by Christian apologists as…

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Bart Ehrman errs again – this time about virgin births

In a blog from December 2014, New Testament scholar and ex-evangelical Christian Bart Ehrman tries his hand at comparative religion and mythology, which is clearly not his forté. Indeed, Ehrman demonstrates abundantly his non-expertise in the subject by making blatantly false claims, so we must wonder why he is pretending…

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Come join us on the winter solstice!

Hi there – Tomorrow, December 21st, I will be doing a radio program hosted by Mythicist Milwaukee, beginning at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST/5:00 PM PST/1:00 AM GMT. The show can be heard live here: http://www.riverwestradio.com/ Scroll down to the audio box or “bambuser,” where you will see our program,…

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Christ Myth

The Great Jesus Debate goes mainstream

The Great Jesus Debate is now in the MSM at The Washington Post. Unfortunately, the article by Raphael Lataster cites the snippy Richard Carrier, as well as Bart Ehrman and Maurice Casey, all of whom have attacked and defamed me rather viciously. Of course, there is no mention of their…

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Bart Ehrman caught in lies and libel?

In Did Jesus Exist? (p. 24), New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman quotes my book The Christ Conspiracy and refers to an image of a bronze sculpture of a cock, commenting in brackets (except for my “sic”): “’Peter’ is not only ‘the rock’ but also ‘the cock’ or penis, as the…

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What is more logical, rational and scientific?

A. Believing there was a supernatural Jewish man 2,000 years ago who was born of a virgin, battled with Satan in a desert, cured the blind with spit, raised the dead, walked on water, multiplied fishes and loaves, transfigured on a mount, resurrected from death and flew off bodily into…

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A skeptical life raft in a sea of supernaturalism

If there’s one thing we can say about Michael Sherlock, it’s that he is quotable–and he loves to make “meme” images with his quotes, which others enjoy sharing. His book The Gospel of Atheism and Free Thought According to Sherlock is no less quotable. When I first heard the title,…

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Jesus Christ is a mythical figure

The “Jesus Christ” of the New Testament is a fictional compilation of characters, not a single historical individual. A compilation of multiple “people” is no one. When the mythological and midrashic layers are removed, there remains no historical core to the onion. The evidence reveals that the gospel story is…

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Danish scholar speaks on the Christ myth

Exposing the falsehood that there are no professional scholars with PhDs in relevant fields who are Jesus mythicists, Dr. Christian Lindtner gives a lecture and engages in a debate in Denmark concerning the Christ myth. I have featured Lindtner’s work on the Buddhist influence on Christianity in my writings, including…

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Jesus Christ, Sun of Righteousness

I’m excited to let you know about my brand-new video – hot off the presses! Please like, comment and share my video on Youtube! Here’s a great review: “Because I am an astronomer and a student of the Bible, it is glaringly obvious to me that Jesus is merely another…

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Pagans celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge replica in Washington state

I hope everyone had a HAPPY SOLSTICE! This Stonehenge replica in Washington state looks awesome – now that’s what I’m talking about. “Religions that treat the sun as a deity turned to the summer solstice as a holy day. Greeks celebrated their god of agriculture, Vikings planned raids and early…

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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson gets schooled!

A Church/State Lesson for Duck Dynasty by Freethinkaluva Dear Mr. Phil Robertson: I’ve been a fan of the Duck Dynasty show, which I thought was very funny, so I am disappointed in your now-notorious comments regarding gays and the church-state issue. In the video of your speech at the Republican Leadership…

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Which savior, Jesus, Caesar or Mithra?

Ken Humphreys is one of my favorite fellow mythicists. Unlike some of the others who are very rude, misogynistic, conceited and shallow-thinking, Ken is cordial, social and courageously follows where the evidence leads and is not afraid of presenting it boldly. When I read or hear the remarks of several…

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Egyptologists: The Exodus never happened

This video shows that scientists have concluded the Exodus account to be fictional. In my book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver, I cite Egyptologist Dr. Donald Redford several times. In the first part of my book, I demonstrate that the Mosaic account could not be history,…

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An exchange with a Christian fundamentalist

I recently became aware that a Christian fundamentalist, “DS,” was circulating a blog by another rabid fanatic – whom I shall call “BS” – that smeared me with all manner of vile calumny, based on Bart Ehrman’s trashy and libelous Did Jesus Exist? book. This fundie – a man, of…

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Bigotry in the nonbelieving and mythicist fields

I’m essentially the lone female scholar of notoriety in the field of mythicism, and I can guarantee you that my treatment is not unlike the first woman sports announcer in the locker room, the first female stock trader, or any number of “firsts” in which women have been harangued relentlessly.…

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What about Jesus’s sayings?

When we mythicists state that the “Jesus Christ” of the New Testament is a fictional compilation of characters, people may ask who said all the supposedly great things Jesus is recorded as stating in the Bible? I answer this question in my writings, including The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God,…

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Blasphemy laws around the world

Anti-blasphemy legislation still exists in many countries around the world, including those dominated not only by Islam but also by Christianity. You’d be surprised at how many countries have blasphemy laws, even supposedly civilized “Western” nations! Americans, count yourselves lucky to have the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and…

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Ancient Hebrew text reveals Ark of the Covenant’s fate?

Here we go again! Firstly, it should be noted that such divine arks were COMMON in antiquity, among OTHER cultures as well, such as the Egyptian. I discuss the magical ark myth in Did Moses Exist? Secondly, note the astrotheological imagery here, from this recently translated text: “The treatise describes the…

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Egyptian and Mithraic influence on Christianity

We mythicists and comparative religion/mythology scholars and students often hear apologies attempting to refute comparisons between the Egyptian religion, Mithraism and Christianity. These rebuttals include that Egypt had nothing to do with the creation of Christianity and that Mithra’s birth was not celebrated on December 25th or the winter solstice,…

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America’s 5 favorite ways to ignore Jesus

America’s best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers does her magic!

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Christ Myth

Pagan Parallels: Achilles Heel of Christianity

My forum mod’s put together a post on the pagan parallels to the “life of Christ” constantly bandied about around the internet. In my book The Christ Conspiracy, published in 1999, I included several lists of parallels from the “lives” of various pagan gods and heroes. These parallels lists have…

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