More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

It seems like each step of the conversation uncovers more. Mainstream scholars have published thousands of books and countless more peer-reviewed articles. I’ve created a web page/self-published a book. Therefore the burden of proof is on you to disprove my views. If you’ve read Ken Ham/Robert Price/William Dembski and are not persuaded, you need to read Henry [Read More...]

Accusations and Assumptions: Another Mythicist-Creationist Parallel

Yet another parallel between creationism and mythicism… CREATIONISMSean Carroll (or insert other scientist here) writes a book explaining his research into the way genes get put to new uses as part of the evolutionary process.Creationists continue to say “Evolution is merely an assumption made by scientists, none of their work actually demonstrates that evolution has [Read More...]

The Greatest Hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and Beyond – All In One Collection!

I hope no one thought I meant the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s… [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Martha Howell and Walter Prevenier)

“[H]istorians never have just what they want or need. At one extreme is the historian limited to one source. Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne is, for example, the only source scholars have about the private life of Europe’s first emperor. Like many of the political biographies written today, this one is more hagiography than critical biography, and [Read More...]

Mythicism: Microexistence vs. Macroexistence?

Although I know some have found the comparison between Jesus mythicism and historicism offensive, it seems like the more time I spend thinking about this topic, the more similarities become apparent. It seems to me that the claim of at least some mythicists that mainstream historians fail to address the existence of Jesus directly, much [Read More...]

Discussion of Mythicism Spreads

The discussion of mythicism that has been taking place mostly here and at Vridar has now spread to at least two discussion boards: Think Atheist and the Freethought and Rationalism Discussion Board. I think I have enough to deal with in terms of the discussion here, but if any readers are members of either site, [Read More...]

A Conservative Religious Viewpoint On Abstinence

HT Unorthodoxology [Read more...]

Top 50 Biblical History Blogs

A Blog Of Biblical Proportions has posted a list of the Top 50 Biblical History Blogs. Exploring Our Matrix is #6 on the list – but that’s just because New Testament is first and each group is listed in alphabetical order. If only I had thought to call my blog something about aardvarks…  [Read more...]

It’s Monday But Evolution Sunday’s Coming

Some may have already celebrated Evolution Sunday yesterday, since there is quite a bit of flexibility as to when one tackles the topic. The point of the event is for churches to actually address the subject head on. Most churches and other religious institutions will hold it next weekend. Around the blogs and internet relevant [Read More...]

Mythicist Misunderstanding

I’ve long been perplexed by the frequent complaint from mythicists (i.e. those who claim that Jesus was a purely invented figure, not even based on a real historical human individual) that those working on the historical Jesus simply assume as a presupposition that Jesus existed, rather than addressing the question directly. I think such individuals [Read More...]

Humor in the Blogosphere

Naked Pastor has an interpretation of what might at first glance seem like a pretty straightforward and standard church sign. Polycarp shares posters of feline skepticism. And although it touches on a serious topic, Clayboy’s treatment of the misuse of Greek by preachers deserves to be in this category too, since it explains why preachers [Read More...]

LOST in the Blogosphere

Even Ben Witherington is blogging about LOST. He confidently characterizes the smoke monster as an “evil spirit.” I doubt matters will turn out to be that simple. DocArtz has several items of interest, including a video of the original flight 815 and the new one side by side,and another video in which people who have [Read More...]

Is John 3 Meant To Be A Historically Plausible Narrative?

Should we think that the author of the Gospel of John intended, in the narrative about Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus, to tell a story which could be treated as an actual story about Jesus during the period of his public ministry? If so, it will shape the way we read it in interesting and unusual [Read More...]

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