Patterico's Pontifications

6/19/2005

New York Times: Jesus is a Myth

Filed under: Media Bias — Patterico @ 12:16 pm



At the New York Times, they apparently believe that Jesus was a mythical figure. Captain’s Quarters has the details.

2 Responses to “New York Times: Jesus is a Myth”

  1. “At the New York Times, they apparently believe that Jesus was a mythical figure”

    This is the ethicist though, right? I would imagine that an ethicist would have great editorial independence.

    But is the NYT supposed to accept the gospels as true?

    actus (a5a443)

  2. Big problem in Captain’s Quarters’ reasoning: Josephus wasn’t Jesus’ contemporary, but was born around the time of his death, putting his account of Jesus and the Christians as roughly contemporaneous with the earliest of the Gospels.

    As far as it goes, though, the Christians did show up on the scene (and in Roman writings/records) at the right time for them to have been founded at about the right time. I find it hard to believe that they didn’t have some form of founder. Whether that founder matches up with the Biblical Jesus is a question that I don’t think extrinsic evidence will be solving anytime soon.

    Angry Clam (f05866)


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