Thursday, January 26, 2006

The God That Wasn't There

I recently watched this documentary that questions whether Jesus actually existed and explores the gaps in the historical record to this effect. It had some interesting points, but could have benefited from even more exposition in the details and expanded commentary about the consequences of its conclusions.

Of similar nature is this episode of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit. I post it not only ‘cause its interesting and entertaining, but because it gives me an excuse to say that Penn sat at the table next to me at dinner in Vegas over the weekend.

I've found mythology, religion, and philosophy to be among my favorite of scholarly topics (lest people forget I studied Buddhism in college), and in a couple months I'll be posting a piece for comixpedia about their relationship to superheroes (I know, the rare interpretive piece, but with a linguistic twist!).

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