OverviewJesus Christ is the supposed founder of Christianity; his life and teachings are documented in the Bible's second half, the New Testament. There is scant historical evidence that he actually existed, however, and considerable evidence that the stories about him are retellings of considerably older myths.
- 2014-05-06 [L..T] 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified "A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God."
- 2005-12-02 [Talk|Index] Taking the Christ out of Christmas? § “Is there a war against Christmas? The ACLU and a lot of other people have been trying to take Christ out of Christmas for years. At this time of year, many people will believe that that's a real concern. Friday night, in Newport News, Va., 8,000 people are expected to show up for the town's Christmas celebration, except they are calling it that. They're calling it Hollydazzle. And instead of lighting the 40-foot Christmas tree, Newport News officials are going to be lighting, get this, the tree of illumination.”
- Jesus Studies by Richard Carrier: articles and books
- The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold: page includes an overview and excerpts