Richard Carrier, Ph.D., will be speaking on “How Christianity Began without a Real Jesus.” He’ll also be discussing what it was early Christians were actually dying for to address the common claim that Christianity must be true since Christians would not die for a lie. He’ll have all his books on hand to sell and sign (credit cards, personal checks, and cash accepted). There will be a suggested donation at the door of $10 (or more if you can afford it, less if you can’t); it will all go to covering his travel expenses. Even a dollar or two will help. More will help greatly. Please help support his work.
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm. Q&A to follow.
Richard Carrier, Ph.D., is a philosopher and historian with degrees from Berkeley and Columbia, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, and the origins of Christianity. He blogs and lectures worldwide, teaches courses online at The Secular Academy, and is the author of many books, including his defense of a naturalist worldview in Sense and Goodness without God, his academic case for the non-existence of Jesus in On the Historicity of Jesus, his work on historical methodology in Proving History, his study of ancient science in Science Education and The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire, his responses to 21st century Christian apologetics in Why I Am Not a Christian and Not the Impossible Faith, and an anthology of his papers on the subject of history in Hitler Homer Bible Christ. He has also authored chapters in many other books, and articles in magazines and academic journals, and on his namesake blog, covering subjects from politics and philosophy to feminism and polyamory. For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see www.richardcarrier.info.
6p - 7p - Book signing and meet & greet
7p - 7:15p - Intro to Meetup, get things started
7:15p - 8p - Main Topic - Richard Carrier on How Christianity Began without a Real Jesus
8p - 8:30p - Q&A
8:30p - 9p - More book signing and networking
9p - 10p - More networking
Location: 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618 (IRWD Community Meeting Room - far left side of building, beside the clinic)