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Famous atheist fails history (again)

Earlier this year I came across the mythicists. Atheists who think it’s more likely Jesus never existed than that he did. I wrote¬† Every now and then this idea that Jesus was not a real person gets a prominent boost (often from a tweet from someone like Richard Dawkins) https://thesimplepastor.co.uk/articles/the-odd-case-of-the-atheists-and-the-historical-jesus/ Only this time it’s not Dawkins it’s Steven Pinker. The comments from the atheists on the thread are similarly disheartening as they consider all ‘evidence’ thin without stopping to think things through about what this does to our history books…

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The odd case of the atheists and the historical Jesus

When it comes to the discussion of religion among atheists (if they’re not being massively condescending) it is clear that they operate on the clear conviction that they work on the basis of evidence and if believers did too then, well they probably wouldn’t be believers. Except it seems when it comes to the question of whether there actually was a person called Jesus. Then it seems a whole bunch of atheists disappear down the internet black hole of conspiracies. I first became aware of the atheists who focus on…

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