Drinking skeptically in the City of Dreams
Welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne Skeptics in the Pub! We organise monthly skeptical pub talks in Newcastle upon Tyne, the City of Dreams. Our upcoming talks are listed below - no tickets required, you can just turn up on the night. You can sign up to get new event notifications using the form on the right, as well as joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter @SITP_NCL.
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Wednesday, December 3 2014 at 7:30PM
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The Old George
Old George Yard, Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EZ
What's the talk about?
Outside of confessional interests, Jesus has diminished in stature in recent decades but is even a minimalist Jesus sustainable?
Though most historians still aver that there was "probably" a Jesus (without any agreement as to quite who he was), and many people think that it required "someone" to inspire the birth of Christianity, an articulate and growing minority of scholars say, on the contrary, that no human Jesus of Nazareth ever lived, that he is a literary construction, fabricated from Jewish scriptural templates and motifs drawn from the world of polytheism.
Author Kenneth Humphreys has been the force behind the popular Jesus myth website www.jesusneverexisted.com for more than thirteen years, has appeared on TV and numerous radio shows, and has engaged in many debates with apologists for Christianity. Humphreys will be presenting the case that Jesus never existed and will inevitably follow Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses into the mythology of the world.
NOTE: Due to a double-booking at the Bridge, we've had to move this event to Wednesday 3rd December at The Old George!