The QuasiChristian

Critical Thinking and Spiritual Reasoning

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God


Bart Ehrman takes you on a journey to the ancient world and the forgery battles that have raged through the centuries. Ehrman contends that the New Testament is riddled with contradictions about the life of Jesus and his significance. He has provided compelling evidence that early Christianity was a collection of competing schools of thought and that the central doctrines we know today were the inventions of theologians living several centuries after Christ.

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January 5, 2012 Posted by | Atheism/Agnosticism, Biblical Criticism (Video) | Leave a comment

How Archaeology Killed Biblical History


The more we discover about the ancient world, the less reliable we find the Bible.

Hector Avalos calls for an end to biblical studies as we know them. He outlines two main arguments for this surprising conclusion.

First, academic biblical scholarship has clearly succeeded in showing that the ancient civilization that produced the Bible held beliefs about the origin, nature, and purpose of the world and humanity that are fundamentally opposed to the views of modern society. The Bible is thus largely irrelevant to the needs and concerns of contemporary human beings.

Second, Avalos criticizes his colleagues for applying a variety of flawed and specious techniques aimed at maintaining the illusion that the Bible is still relevant in today’s world. In effect, he accuses his profession of being more concerned about its self-preservation than about giving an honest account of its own findings to the general public and faith communities.

January 1, 2012 Posted by | Atheism/Agnosticism, Biblical Criticism (Video), Biblical Scholarship | , , , , | Leave a comment

Banned From The Bible


Banned from the Bible is a documentary television series that originally aired on the History Channel as Time Machine: Banned from the Bible in 2003.  Banned from the Bible discusses the ancient books that did not become part of the Biblical canon. The series was continued with Banned from the Bible II in 2007.

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October 8, 2010 Posted by | Biblical Criticism (Video) | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does The New Testament Misquote Jesus?


2010 debate between two New Testament scholars: Dr. Craig Evans and Dr. Bart Ehrman.

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September 21, 2010 Posted by | Biblical Criticism (Video) | , , , | Leave a comment