Richard CarrierIn existographies, Richard Carrier (1969-) is an American Greco-Roman historian, a seeming religio-mythology scholar of sorts, noted generally for his secular atheism writings, for his 2000 critique of thermodynamic suppositions of David Foster’s The Philosophical Scientists, for his 2004 drafting of 22 supposed Lucretius' poem scientific predictions, and for his 2005 Sense and Goodness without God. [1]

Carrier, of note (Ѻ), is anti-Zeitgeist.

Sense and Goodness without God
In 2005, Carrier published his Sense and Goodness without God, the abstract of which is as follows: [2]

“If god does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon.”


Jesus myth
On 18 Mar 2009, Carrier debated William Craig on the topic: “Did Jesus rise of the Dead?”, at Northwestern Missouri State University (audio: Ѻ,Ѻ), who Craig refers to as “by far one of the most bizarre opponents he has had to debate on the resurrection of Jesus.” (video: Ѻ)

In 2011, Carrier, in his “Christianity's Success Was Not Incredible”, argued the following: [3]

“Among pagans, genuine sons of god who had to be murdered, buried, and then miraculously resurrected from the dead in order to judge and rule from heaven on high as our divine saviors were actually a common fad of the time, not a shocking novelty at all. Osirus and Romulus were widely worshipped to the tune of such sacred stories demonstrably before the rise of Christianity, and similar stories surrounded other dying-and-rising gods long before such as Zalmoxis, Adonis, and Inanna.”

In 2014, Richard Carrier, in his On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt, wherein he describes himself as a “marginally renowned atheist”, attempts to argue that Jesus as an historical figure never existed, but rather the figure of Jesus is a mythical aggregate, or something along these lines. [4]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Carrier:

On the Historicity of Jesus is the first comprehensive pro-Jesus myth book ever published by a respected academic press under formal peer review.”
— Richard Carrier (2013) (Ѻ)

1. (a) Carrier, Richard. (2000). “Why Foster Needs to Take a Basic Thermodynamics Course” (Addendum E: Zero Entropy),
(b) Carrier, Richard. (2004). “Predicting Modern Science: Epicurus vs. Mohammed”, The Secular Web, Jun 22.
(c) Stenger, Victor J. (2013). God and the Atom: from Democritus to the Higgs Boson: the Story of a Triumphant Idea (pg. 41) Prometheus Books.
2. Carrier, Richard. (2005). Sense and Goodness without God. AuthorHouse.
3. Carrier, Richard. (2011). “Christianity's Success Was Not Incredible.” The End of Christianity (editor: John Loftus) (pg. 59). Prometheus Books.
4. Carrier, Richard. (2014). On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt. Sheffield Phoenix Press.

● Carrier, Richard. (2014). “Atheist Debates – Interview: Richard Carrier” (Ѻ), Matt Dillahunty, Dec. 17.

External links
Richard Carrier – Wikipedia.
Richard Carrier (about) –

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