I grew up thinking I was a Christian, but I've gotten over it and I'm now an atheist. Up until a year or so ago, I was willing to say there probably was some great teacher/rabbi/philosopher named Jesus who had a lot of good concepts. The thought that he might not have existed never even entered into my thought processes. Then I read an article called "Choking on the Camel" on a website called Ebon Musings (I can't put in a link, but you can go look it up), on the historical evidence for him, or … more
Please. The opposite of Christian is not atheist. You don't have to be either an atheist or non-religious to think that Jesus never existed. Aside from the religion based on his life story, there's not much reason to think that there ever was such a person. There are lots of folks who never even thought that the jesus story was anything other than a well-crafted religious myth. There's a name for us: we're called Jews and Buddhists and Hindus. The question of atheism is another … more
What's your opinion on The God Who Wasn't There (2005)?