An article titled 5 Reasons to Suspect that Jesus Never Existed was posted yesterday at Salon.com and was featured in the Yahoo news feed. The article itself does not contain anything groundbreaking to anyone who follows this debate, but it presents the most common objections.
Below are five reasons author Valerie Tarico gives, and how to answer them.
1. No first century secular evidence whatsoever exists to support the actuality of Yeshua ben Yosef.
Tarico uses only an extensive quote from skeptical Biblical scholar Bart...