Month: November 2022

Dr. James Tabor on Paul

This new interview with Dr. James Tabor by Derek from MythVision is interesting on a number of counts. One point is Tabor argues the Philippian Christ Hymn is NOT arguing Jesus was a pre-existent angelic being, but rather a human. Second, he takes mythicists to task because Paul says Jesus was “born of a woman,” Dr. James Tabor on Paul

After School Secularism Programs

Here at Secular Web / Internet Infidels, we have a website called Secular Web Kids, which is an educational website that provides fun and informative secular related information and activities for kids. Check it out here: Some schools, which hosted religious afterschool activity clubs for many years, are hosting secular based afterschool activity clubs. After School Secularism Programs

Mythicism and Method (2/2)

So to continue from last time, regarding Carrier’s Cosmic Sperm Bank hypothesis, Tim O’Neil, who is a historian who investigates the historicity of Jesus, said regarding Price’s evaluation that the Cosmic Sperm Bank hypothesis is lunacy, that: Carrier’s own defense of this idea was bolstered when Nicholas Covington pointed out to Carrier that there is Mythicism and Method (2/2)

Mythicism and Method (1/2)

Probably no one has pushed for the mathematization of historical Jesus studies more than mythicist Richard Carrier. When it comes to mathematizing history, we see such diverse ends of the spectrum such as Carrier and William Lane Craig using Bayes theorem (math) to, oppositely, “prove” there is only a 1/3 chance Jesus existed in Carrier’s Mythicism and Method (1/2)

Who Moved the Stone? Part 1: A Circular Stone

The question “Who moved the stone?” is used by Christian apologists to raise an objection against some skeptical theories about the alleged resurrection of Jesus, especially the Swoon Theory (see Objection #7 in Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli, p.183-184), but also the Conspiracy Theory, and the Hallucination Theory. The objection Who Moved the Stone? Part 1: A Circular Stone