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Is Jesus a myth? I used to think the Christ Myth theory was extreme and crazy but the more I have examined the evidence the more I agree with the theory. I doubt that there was a historical Jesus. I have recently read The Jesus Puzzle. The author, Earl Doherty, makes a very strong case for a mythical Christ. The book begins with a description of two separate Christ traditions and goes on from there to describe the total lack of an earthly Jesus found in the Pauline epistles and the construction of the Gospel Jesus stories from the Old Testament by a process known as midrash. It is a very convincing case that is made that there is no historical Jesus. In addition, Jesus as described in the Gospels ranks very high on Lord Raglan’s Hero scale. Should we believe the supernatural tales attributed to Jesus, or should we instead recognize them as the myths that they clearly are? Not a single contemporary historian mentions Jesus and the extra-Biblical accounts that do exist can be dismissed for various reasons, but mostly because they are hearsay. If Jesus had really done the things attributed to him and caused the stir that he is alleged to have caused, surely someone would have taken notice of it! Discuss. LINK: http://religionisbullshit.me/the-christ-myth-theory/