Hitchens On The Jesus Myth

Some interesting points Christopher Hitchens makes in this video that are worth considering. He actually highlights aspects of the New Testament that suggest there was, in fact, a man at the basis of the Jesus myth. It’s certainly an interesting argument and one I haven’t considered before. While there is absolutely no hard evidence to support the existence of Jesus, you might infer from the poor attempt at fabrication that the authors of the NT attempted that there might have been someone at the center of it. Otherwise, the fabrication might have been better composed.

3 thoughts on “Hitchens On The Jesus Myth

  1. “While there is absolutely no hard evidence to support the existence of Jesus…”

    Seriously?! If you were to ask any expert in the field, i.e. a professor of ancient history, the opposite is true. There there is absolutely no evidence to support the non-existence of Jesus, a fact which is supported by historians and archaeologists around the world, believer, agnostic or atheist.

    1. Matthew, I’ve just finished reading Bart Ehrman’s recent book “Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth” and while he makes an interesting argument for the existence of an historical Jesus, we are still left with an absence of HARD evidence – i.e. we have no eyewitnesses, no contemporary witnesses, no primary sources, etc. I’m not 100% convinced Jesus was an entire mythical creation, but there is so much mythical content in the oldest sources of information we have, as they say, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

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