Atheist Matt Dillahunty moderated the Great Mythicist Debate between Bart Ehrman, who thinks that the Jesus myth is based on a real person, and Bob Price, who thinks that we have little confidence that Jesus is based on someone who really lived. (Both reject the idea that Jesus was divine or the son of God.)
Reader Dewo, who sent me this video, said that “I think Matt has the most reasonable take on the issue that I’ve heard thus far.”
What is it? Well, have a listen. I haven’t listened to the Ehrman/Price debate yet, but in the past I’ve not been convinced that Jesus was based on a real person. Whether that makes me a mythicist I don’t know, but having seen “Jerry McGuire” on the plane over here, I’ll just say that the historicists haven’t shown me the money.
If anybody watched the debate, or watches this 40-minute video, weigh in below.