The idea that the gospels were written either by eyewitnesses or by the companions of eyewitnesses is popular, but where’s the evidence?
Here’s a brief video rebuttal. The argument that we even know who wrote the gospels is flimsier than most imagine.
Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic.
— Bertrand Russell
(This is an update of a post that originally appeared 12/5/12.)