Sunday, March 31, 2013


On this day of Easter, let us not forget this important fact: Jesus did not exist.

Now, don't get me wrong. It's entirely possible, perhaps even probable, that there was a guy named Yeshua who came from Nazareth and preached in Jerusalem and was crucified for his beliefs.

But that's not the person that Christians are talking about when they talk about Jesus. They're talking about the son of God, born of a virgin, who performed miracles and rose from the dead. That Jesus never existed. And that Jesus is not the same person as Yeshua. If he is, then Santa Claus lived in Turkey in 300 AD.

And we know next to nothing about the "real" Jesus. The only writings we have that talk about Jesus and were written anywhere close to when he actually lived were written by Christians, and were talking about the miraculous version.

And it's entirely possible the "real" Jesus didn't exist either.


  1. Does it matter really if he existed or not? As long as people believe it, the message and the impact is as real as if it was based on history.
    Also, I thought your analogy to Santa Claus was a good one.

  2. I would argue that whether something is true or not is always important.