Triangle Freethought Society
Why the Gospels Are Myth: The Evidence of Genre and Content
Richard Carrier, Ph.D.
February 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Carolina State University
is free after 5:00pm in the Coliseum Deck (directly east of Talley)
is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian,
published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American
freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the country and
on national television defending sound historical methods and the
ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have
also received international attention. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia
University in ancient history, specializing in the intellectual
history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy,
religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity
and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is
best known as the author of Sense
and Goodness without God,
the Impossible Faith,
I Am Not a Christian,
and a major contributor to The
End of Christianity,
of the Jesus Tradition,
as well as writer and editor-in-chief (now emeritus) for the Secular
and for his copious work in history and philosophy online and in
print. His latest book is Proving
History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.
He is currently working on his next books, On
the Historicity of Jesus Christ,
Scientist in the Early Roman Empire,
Education in the Early Roman Empire.
Triangle Freethought Society (TFS) is a membership-based, nonprofit
education and advocacy organization dedicated to issues surrounding
nontheism. Our membership is made up of nontheists, post-theists,
atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists living and
working in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We are
the local chapter of the Freedom
From Religion Foundation
a national member-organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.
main purpose is to stand up for the separation of church and state as
guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States. Additionally, we work to:
that non-religious people enjoy the same rights as religious
awareness and educate the general population about the concerns and
issues facing the nontheist community.
reason-based and scientific education within our school systems.
in organized charitable and community improvement projects.
a sense of community for the nontheist population in our
geographical area and beyond.
is also an affiliate organization of the American