Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

David Fitzgerald / Apr 23, 2019

Nailed Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All Why would anyone think Jesus never existed Isn t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure As it turns out no NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths and wi

  • Title: Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All
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  • Why would anyone think Jesus never existed Isn t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure As it turns out, no NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and with evidence gathered from historians all across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagWhy would anyone think Jesus never existed Isn t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure As it turns out, no NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and with evidence gathered from historians all across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus in short, a purely mythic Christ.Praise for David Fitzgerald sNailed Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All Fitzgerald s is possibly the best capsule summary of the mythicist case I ve ever encounteredwith an interesting and accessible approach Earl Doherty, author of The Jesus Puzzle Fitzgerald summarizes a great number of key arguments concisely and with new power and original spin I really learned something from him Recalls classical skeptics and biblical critics A surprising amount of new material Robert M Price, author of Deconstructing Jesus and The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man David Fitzgerald reveals himself to be the brightest new star in the firmament of scholars who deny historical reality to Jesus of Nazareth His brilliance would have been sufficiently established had he done nothing than illustrate and explain traditional arguments with a clarity and transparency never achieved But he has done He has developed new arguments and insights as well Frank R Zindler, editor of American Atheist Press and author of The Jesus the Jews Never Knew Fitzgerald has hit the nail on the head A nice, readable introduction to the top ten problems typically swept under the rug by anyone insisting it s crazy even to suspect Jesus might not have existed Richard C Carrier, Ph.D author of Not the Impossible Faith Why Christianity Didn t Need a Miracle to Succeed and the forthcoming book On the Historicity of Jesus ChristDavid Fitzgerald is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years He has a degree in History and was an associate member of CSER, the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his popular multimedia presentation The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus.

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        David Fitzgerald is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his book NAILED and THE COMPLETE HERETIC S GUIDE TO WESTERN RELIGION series.He is also the co author of the science fiction trilogy TIME SHARDS with his wife, Dana Fredsti.


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    1. This is one of a number of self-published books along these lines that have appeared in recent years and one of several that has been written by a hobbyist who is also an atheist activist. While the idea that Jesus may not have existed is a perfectly valid one, there is a reason this position does not have any serious academic traction - it is very difficult to sustain without resorting to a lot of supposition and some highly contrived arguments. Unfortunately this writer's anti-religious agenda [...]


    2. One of the most fundamental weaknesses of Christianity is that many, perhaps most Christians are afraid to hold up their faith to the same level of scrutiny as they would to buying a new fridge. It makes it difficult to review a book like this because from the outset the discussion is antagonistic. It's not my intent to offend, only to review. SoThis book has strengths and weaknesses. It presents a bunch of factual arguments which aren't in dispute. I think pretty much all Christian scholars and [...]


    3. NAILED takes a serious look at the inconsistencies and problems with the Jesus myth, offering a rational take on it all while delving into the actual history behind current beliefs. This book is a must-read for skeptics and non-skeptics alike.


    4. I have got to know David Fitzgerald a little as a friend and agreed to review his work. I had been looking for a one-stop review of the evidence concerning the very existence of Jesus Christ and have to say that this volume more than exceeded my expectations. Meticulously researched and developed over a ten year period, this book is the result of a huge amount of painstaking analysis. There is no argument not considered and no stone left unturned in an effort to discover any evidence that actual [...]


    5. As other have said, the title overstates the case and some of the so called myths are only held by non scholars, but the book is an excellent summary of the mythicist argument that should leaves anyone who goes into it with an open mind, not already convinced that there must have been a historical Jesus, but that is not the case. 1) The idea that Jesus was a myth is ridiculousThis is a pretty brief introduction, though it briefly refutes the claim that there is more evidence for Jesus than Juliu [...]


    6. I’m pretty much on board with Fitzgerald here. For me, whether or not Jesus ever existed; he has become a fictional figure. As artifacts the bible stories come too late, are too contradictory and outlandish to be taken as primary sources. Without any primary sources to establish as a baseline around where, when, and who Jesus may have been to compare with the latter biblical accounts - then I regard the texts as fiction. The real basis for Jesus may have existed, but for practical inquiry he [...]


    7. Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at AllBy: David FitzgeraldPaperback: 248 pagesISBN-10: 0557709911ISBN-13: 978-0557709915Overall: 4 out of 5 starsI first heard about Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All while listening to The Dogma Debate. The Dogma Debate is an absolutely outstanding Spreaker internet radio show hosted by David Smalley, the author of Baptized Atheist (and his partners in crime Daniel Moran and Shayrah Akers). The show explore [...]


    8. While the title may slightly overstate the evidence, this is an excellent overview of the current state of problematic record for Jesus historicity. It being nearly impossible to prove a negative, I remain agnostic to a historical persona behind the gospels; however, Fitzgerald's--drawing on the arguments of Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty, and Robert Price--lays out the evidence based on the complete lack of non-problematic first century evidence. Furthermore, some of the issues in Paul are laid [...]


    9. I have always believed it possible that there was a man or men name Jesus in history. But was the Christian Jesus a real person? David Fitzgerald attempts to answer this question in Nailed. Using historical evidence and the Bible to create a convincing argument that shows that the Christian Jesus was nothing more then a myth.This book also discusses the rise and creation of Christianity. Along with the great lengths they went to prove that Jesus was a real person. It is a bit shocking how desper [...]


    10. Heads-up Christians you're going to hate this book. So just go ahead and skip it. But I found it fascinating and quite compelling. I will probably end up reading it again. It contains a wealth of information that really gives you things to contemplate. I found it truly interesting. Your mileage may vary.


    11. I may as well be upfront, as probably expected I don't think this is a good book. Had I not been personally asked to read and review this book, I'd have given up somewhere between chapters 2 or 3. I realize however, that a negative review from a Christian is easily dismissed as the conclusion of a closed mind unwilling to entertain or give credit to the arguments being presented. The problem is that Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed's flaws are extensive even before we ge [...]


    12. I used to think that there was a historical Jesus behind the figure represented in the New Testament. However, that Jesus had long since been lost in history because no one cared to preserve anything. It seemed that a very ordinary apocalyptic preacher (many roamed around that region in those days) had undergone a euhemerism. That is, until I discovered the works of Richard Carrier.After reading Richard Carrier's, "On The Historicity of Jesus", and after reviewing several of his lectures and pre [...]


    13. I picked this up at Skepticon 3 after David Fitzgerald gave a really good lecture on the historical Jesus, which ended way too soon, which means I really have to read this book!This was a brief overview of the historical (or lack thereof) evidence for an actual guy named Jesus. The title is a bit over the top, but I did enjoy reading the book. It was a bit too brief in my opinion, I've read other historians on this period that are much more thorough.


    14. Nailed: The Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All by David Fitzgerald"Nailed: The Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All" is an interesting book that covers ten Christian myths regarding Jesus. Each chapter covers a myth. David Fitzgerald provides some food for thought and compelling arguments that support the position that Jesus Christ was invented driven by hope and imagination. He completes his thesis with how different things would be if there had been a [...]


    15. Faithful Christians and avowed atheists alike may find this a worthy read.Fitzgerald is scorned as a " myther" by many atheists and Christian fundamentalists alike as his simplistic accessible book "Nailed" does something scholars in the broader continuum of academia despise. He asks a simple question then sets about making the case to answer that question. On face value his case seems pretty strong.I've read some scholarly rebuttals that are frankly too dense and arcane to convince me that Fitz [...]


    16. I'm not a Christian. I've only read the so-called synoptic gospels. I have no expertise in this area, just some interest. The book seemed to be a well-argued and logical proposition, not some wacky tirade. I found the evidence presented fascinating, particularly the reminders to evaluate the bible keeping in mind when its parts were written and what the authors could have known about Jesus himself and what others had written about him (or, in the case of Paul, hadn't written about him yet).


    17. Good concise review of reasons for doubting Jesus historicity. But you will need to fill in any gaps with more scholarly books. The books reads easily in 1-2 days



    18. This book is a fine introduction to the "mythesist" position that Jesus was a story, perhaps a parable or allegory, made up to illustrate the Christian ideals without actually being a historically true story.I had heard about "mythesism" about a year ago, and every time I discuss it among friends, the immediate response is incredulous disbelief. Even to non-believers and members of other religions, the idea that the Jesus story could be a myth like Odysseus or King Arthur seems outrageous. It si [...]


    19. This book argues that Jesus Christ is a myth. I think it's safe to say that most readers, Christians and non-Christians alike, are going to be skeptical of this claim. However, it makes a pretty persuasive case. There's no "smoking gun," but it was persuasive enough that it forced me to look twice at the history of Christianity. Some of what he presented was so surprising that I had to confirm his sources, and the facts checked out every time.Actually, this book never argues that Jesus didn't ex [...]


    20. I'm not sure what to make of the "Jesus never existed" position. It seems extreme but Fitzgerald presents a lot of points to ponder, the strongest being the utter lack of any contemporary reference to Jesus. If indeed the Gospels reflect actual history (hint - they don't), the silence of all contemporary historians and the lack of any eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus is deafening. I wish the text of the book was more detailed. As it is, it is more of a summary account with most of the me [...]


    21. This is a good summary of the case for the non existence of Jesus Christ. The book is broken down into to easily digestible chapters. I found the chapter on the lack of extra-biblical sources very compelling--the most significant event arguably in western history was somehow missed by the other historians who were writing AT THE TIME or shortly thereafter. I have read the monumental 'Historicity of Jesus' by Carrier and this is a real shortcut to grasping the content of that important academic b [...]


    22. With reference to a wide range of scholarly sources and the books of the bible itself (even the ones that didn't make it to the current edit) Fitzgerald analyses 10 key claims of Christianity for the existence of Jesus as a person. Obviously the evidence for his existence is lacking and the arguments against him ever being a real person are many and well documented from both contemporary and later sources. I found it fascinating that even the authors of the new testament and founders of the earl [...]


    23. This is a thought provoking book which challenges all that I absorbed when much younger from religious education at school and in my church attending years. It is well researched and sourced and demonstrates to my satisfaction at least that the early church invented the central figure of Christianity. It all comes down to what Clement Attlee said - don't mind the ethics can't abide the mumbo jumbo.


    24. I'm agnostic in regards to whether or not Jesus existed, so I don't necessarily agree with the thesis of this book. But, the reason I gave it four stars is that it raised questions that I had never come across before and that essentially opened up the discussion in my mind - to where I later read more from both sides of the debate (Carrier, Price, Ehrman, Wright, etc.). While the latter get quite heavy, I thought this was a great introduction.


    25. I've read a few books regarding the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth and this book is one of the best. It explains its claims using easily verifiable evidence. Whilst I was already convinced of the Christ myth theory, this book's chapters covered more than simply that: geological errors of the bible, the inconsistencies between the gospels etc that really drove the nail into the coffin of Christian religions for me. Excellent read.


    26. More people need to read this. Most people would never question that Jesus existed, even those who are atheist. This book presents apparently well researched evidence that Jesus is a myth. Bravo to the author for the balls and the research. Religious balderdash needs this type of cannonball right through their lies and delusion, shake em to their rotten core, I say.


    27. An excellent, excellent book. Funny, witty, interesting, and extremely accurate from what I've been able to research. If you are remotely interested in an honest take on history or if you have an interest in religion, you will like this book.




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