All 28 hours of it on audible- I have a job where I can listen to podcasts and stuff while I'm going which is great
Now this book was on the heavier side, but Carrier writes in a super approachable way, I love him, he's gmdoing the dark lords word (ex pagan humor don't shoot me)
Anyway, I wanna relisten later to absorb more but honestly...i really think being at least agnostic towards historicity is going to become more acceptable in the future. Thomson had his life ruined by questioning the legitimacy of of Moses and Abraham, but his views are bow accepted. I don't think hard historicity has much to stand on.
I really enjoyed learning about mystery cults; I knew a little bit since I use to be Greek pagan, and talk of the mysteries was part of that faith. But learning about Jewish angelology and how the elements of the Christ story can be found in ore Christian myths? It's fascinating. Also loved hearing about forced prophesy and early church forgeries (such as learning that the list of bishop lineage is made up? Hell Yeah!)
Anyway, I just really love reading Carrier. I've gotten to a point where I feel I can actually discuss some of this knowledge on my own and add to it with my own research, like i am actually learning something I can process. I also trust secular writers more than religious ones to come forward and amend their work should new information prove them wrong
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