That said, I find this post-election weekend to be a good one for random distractions, so let’s have some fun by taking inspiration from the discussion of Historical Jesus raised by Sarah at Geeky Humanist on Saturday.
My first and biggest problem with everything Sarah has said is that we don’t have a good definition of Historical Jesus anywhere in her post. To be Historical Jesus, does one need to have been publicly crucified? Because lots of people were publicly crucified.
To be HJ does one need to have preached some stuff? Because lots of people preached some stuff.
To be HJ does one need to have been born in Bethlehem? Because lots of people were born in Bethlehem.
Et a number of ceteras.