Was Jesus Christ a myth? (6)

"To the question, then, On what grounds do you deny that such a person as Jesus Christ existed as a man? the proper answer is, Because his existence as a man has, from the earliest day on which it can be shown to have been asserted, been as earnestly and strenuously denied, and that, not by enemies of the Christian name, or unbelievers of the Christian faith, but by the most intelligent, most learned, most ...

Evidence for the Historical Jesus (5)

The road to the mythical Christ leads from an examination of the historical Jesus. As long as there is sufficiently credible evidence for the historical Christ, then of course the idea of claiming Jesus to have been a mythological figure is ridiculous. Research into the historical Christ, from a brief internet search to an in depth comparison of scholarly texts, always brings to light the same handful of historical passages, which have been used for ...

Debate over the historical Jesus (4)

Before we look at the evidence, it is important to look at the nature of the conflict. People have been arguing about the historical nature of Jesus since the very beginning of the Christian era. That this conflict exists at all is a clue that the evidence for the historical Jesus is lacking vitality. In this article we will briefly explain the "debate" over the historical nature of Jesus Christ, and the reasons why Jesus' ...

Jesus Christ and Paradox (3)

This article explains that believing in Jesus Christ is very different from believing that Jesus Christ was historical. Christianity's claim of divine revelation is a claim of intervention into history; therefore it is not really a place for faith. History really happened, one way, and there is evidence to discover how it really went down. Christians' belief in a fictional history is the weakest part of their creed, and always has been. It creates much ...

Criticism against Christ Myth Theory (2)

The idea that Jesus may not have existed is still very controversial. It is difficult to raise the subject and present argument and evidence because frankly, few people are willing to listen. "Everybody has always believed in the historical Jesus" or "No serious scholars doubt that Jesus really lived" or "how can so many people be wrong?" are usual responses. Therefore, to even begin an argument, we need to get rid of some common objections. ...

The Mythical Jesus Christ (1)

This page is the beginning of a series which argues the case for the mythical Christ; it is our belief that Jesus Christ never existed as a historical person. We believe this not only because the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of it, but also because we find the mythical Christ to be more spiritually beneficial and less likely to cause the bigotry, small-mindedness and smug superiority which, while not Christian values, all-too-often result from ...