Five Reasons to Doubt Jesus Christ Ever Existed: Arm at All Points!

"A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity. Since many people, both Christian and not, find it surprising that this debate even exists—that credible scholars might think Jesus never existed—here are some of the key points that keep the doubts alive:

"1. No first century secular evidence whatsoever exists to support the actuality of Yeshua ben Yosef [one of the names by which Jesus was known] In the words of Bart Ehrman: “What sorts of things do pagan authors from the time of Jesus have to say about him? Nothing. As odd as it may seem, there is no mention of Jesus at all by any of his pagan contemporaries…

The rest is at:

http://www.alternet.org/belief/5-reasons-suspect-jesus-never-existe...

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I like this Richard Carrier presentation on why Jesus was a mythical figure.

I used to disagree with him, but, I'm gradually moving towards accepting his conclusion:

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