Video: Answering Jesus Mythicism
This video is a couple years old, but I just stumbled upon it. I appreciate that the video references the impact that videos like “Zeitgeist” have had on some folks perspectives on the historical Christ. This video is a good answer to those concerns.
Faith Because of Reason: Among atheists there is a popular movement to deny that Jesus ever existed as a historical person. Those who deny Jesus’ historical existence have received the labeled mythicists. This view is not taken seriously by scholars and therefore it receives little attention. However, due to its growing popularity, I will tackle some of their arguments in this series. Although I intend to treat mythicist arguments with respect, it needs to be stressed that scholarship does not consider this view reasonable. With the possible exception of Richard Carrier, there are no credentialed experts who would defend this view. With that in mind, let’s proceed to examine the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus. This is answering Jesus Mythicism part 1.