Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Christ Myth Theory Is Untenable

"What I do hope is to convince genuine seekers who really want to know that Jesus did exist, as virtually any scholar of antiquity, of biblical studies, of classics, and of Christian origins in this country and, in fact, the Western world agrees. Many of these scholars have no vested interest in the matter. As it turns out, I myself do not either. I am not a Christian, and I have no interest in promotion a Christian cause or a Christian agenda. I am an agnostic with atheist leanings, and my life and views of the world would be approximately the same whether or not Jesus existed...But as a historian, I think evidence matters. And the past matters. And for anyone to whom both evidence and the past matter, a dispassionate consideration of the case makes it quite plain: Jesus did exist."

Did Jesus Exist?, Bart D. Ehrman, cited by Andy Bannister, The Atheist Who Didn't Exist, p. 219

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