If you are interested in early Christianity or in depth understanding of bible problems, I recommend Richard Carrier, Bart Ehrman, and Robert Price. Bart Ehrmans more popular books are best for easy reading and an understanding of bible problems. These authors focus on the bible it's self and do not address problems with the Christian church.
Particularly as regards the mythicist position on Jesus, a very easy read is Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, by David Fitzgerald. It's more of an overview than what Price or Carrier offer, though they are absolutely the go-to people if you want to sweat the details.
Well put, Daniel ... very DAMNED well put!
I must admit I am extremely offended that you would mock my favorite president or question his existence. One is not allowed to question my beliefs and if you don't like that I will create a very powerful lobby to legislate it.
Mysterious Stranger...Mark Twain
To get started on history of skeptics I recommend:
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
by Susan Jacoby
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
James A. Haught's 2000 Years of Disbelief - Famous People with the Courage to Doubt is a lovely compendium of thoughts.
Bertold, Thanks for that recommendation...
Certainly anything by the Four Horsemen – Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, and Harris. To those, I would add the following:
In addition to the above reading material, I would add the YouTube work of the following people:
All the above only barely scratches the surface of what is available in book form and online. I personally think that the people represented here are among the very best as it comes to quality and thoughtfulness of content, and there is LOTS more where that came from!
Have you ready anything on these subjects, Rob206, and can you make recommendations to us?
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