Jesus Existed… Oh?

From C. Keener –

Contrary to some circles on the Internet, very few scholars doubt that Jesus existed, preached and led a movement. Scholars’ confidence has nothing to do with theology but much to do with historiographic common sense. What movement would make up a recent leader, executed by a Roman governor for treason, and then declare, “We’re his followers”? If they wanted to commit suicide, there were simpler ways to do it.

Read the rest here.

Remember, you don’t have to believe in Jesus to not doubt that he actually existed… Good stuff.

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2 Replies to “Jesus Existed… Oh?”

  1. Just don’t look at the comment thread… sigh. The science community is good at setting up organizations and motivating its scholars and students to stand up to pseudo-science, why can’t the same thing happen for pseudo-history.

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