Atheists and the Jesus Myth
by Stephen J. Bedard
A recent Twitter poll by philosopher Stephen Law asked atheists about their belief in the existence of God. The results were interesting.
Atheists only: do you believe Jesus was real, that Jesus is a myth, or are unsure either way?
30%Jesus was real
32%Jesus is a myth
38%Unsure either way.
1,406 votes•Final results
Only 30% could say with any level of certainty that Jesus existed. Not whether he was the messiah or the Son of God but that he existed.
This is not representative of the scholarly attitude to the question…