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Richard Carrier

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Name: Richard Carrier
Date registered: November 7, 2011
URL: http://www.richardcarrier.info/

Biography

Richard Carrier is the renowned author of several books including Sense and Goodness without God and Proving History, as well as numerous articles online and in print. His avid readers span the world from Hong Kong to Poland. With a Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University, he specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism and humanism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, with particular expertise in ancient philosophy, science and technology. He has also become a noted defender of scientific and moral realism, Bayesian reasoning, and the epistemology of history. For more about him and his work visit www.richardcarrier.info.

Latest posts

  1. Time to Buy Greta Christina’s Awesome New Book! — April 18, 2014
  2. Help Ed Brayton Battle a White Supremacist — April 17, 2014
  3. A Note for My Transgender Fans… — April 16, 2014
  4. Major Godless Chicago Conference: Last Chance to Get Discount Rate! — April 14, 2014
  5. I’ll Be at ReasonCon: North Carolina — April 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. The New Atheism + — 753 comments
  2. Is Thunderf00t a Sociopath? — 562 comments
  3. Ex Nihilo Onus Merdae Fit — 395 comments
  4. Atwill’s Cranked-up Jesus — 371 comments
  5. Ehrman on Jesus: A Failure of Facts and Logic — 365 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 26 2014

I’ll Be Debating the Historicity of Jesus in Ottawa, Canada

The Center for Inquiry Canada is hosting two events with me in early April in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), sponsored by CFI Ottawa. The first will be a debate between myself and Zeba Crook, professor of religious studies at Carleton University, on whether it’s likely a historical Jesus existed. Details here. (Although, amusingly, we certainly aren’t …

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Mar 25 2014

Appearing in San Jose Next Week

I will be speaking and taking questions on the best case to be made that Jesus didn’t exist, for the Atheist Community of San Jose next week, Wednesday, 2 April 2014, from 6:30 to 9:30pm (although I’d love to hang out later with anyone who’s free to do so, even though it’s a weeknight). Details …

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Mar 24 2014

Minor Corrections to Crossley’s Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism

When Proving History came out, I had cited in it James Crossley’s well-known book Jesus in an Age of Terror as among several astute books criticizing the ideological biases of Jesus scholars–producing Jesuses that conveniently were just exactly what each scholar would have wanted, supporting contemporary political and religious opinions conveniently too well to be …

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Mar 22 2014

On Skeptic Fence Live Tonight

Tonight at 9pm Eastern Time I’ll be a live guest on the Skeptic Fence web show. Promo and details here. The show will air here. It starts at 8. But they’ll be covering news items the first hour, then bringing me in for the second hour. We’ll be talking about Hitler Homer Bible Christ and …

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Mar 21 2014

Appearing in San Francisco Next Week

Photo of the San Francisco Club Quarters Hotel marquee and overhang at night.

On Saturday March 29th (2014) at 4:30pm I will be giving an impromptu talk about my new book Hitler Homer Bible Christ: The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013 and taking questions from the audience. Officially we’ll go until 6pm, although Jen and I will be having dinner at a nearby pub afterward and then grabbing …

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Mar 20 2014

Two Interviews

Two interviews of me have been published online recently. One at anti-theism (on my stance against religion generally). Another in the Washington Times Community (which is not just about me, but quotes me and others on our take on the nativity story and later legends about Jesus): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, …

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Mar 19 2014

FTB Now Hosting a Blogger in Iran

We are going to be onboarding some new bloggers in coming months, mostly after we launch a redesign of the site (coming soon), but one has joined us already: Kaveh Mousavi is the pseudonym of an atheist ex-Muslim living in Iran, subject to one of the world’s remaining theocracies. He is a student of English …

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Mar 18 2014

Hitler Homer Bible Christ Now an Audiobook

My recent book Hitler Homer Bible Christ: The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013 is now available in audio format. As for all my other audiobooks, I voiced the text for Pitchstone Publishing. You can buy the audio edition of Hitler Homer now through Audible.com or Amazon.com and (eventually if not already) iTunes. Since the …

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Mar 17 2014

Google Gameathon for SkepTech Con!

Definitely check this out. SkepTech is turning out to be one of the more awesome conferences. So definitely worth going, or supporting. And Jason’s March 22nd gameathon looks like a totally tubular way to have fun doing the latter!

Mar 14 2014

Historicity Stuff This Weekend

Two quick notes: (1) Tomorrow (Saturday the 15th, 2014, 8pm Central Time) I’ll be guesting on a Google hangout whatsit with Robert Price to talk about the “Christ myth theory,” with some stop-ins by David Fitzgerald, Neil Godfrey, and Raphael Lataster. Deets here. (And now the video is on YouTube.) And (2) the Society of …

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