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9 Things Salon.com Gets Wrong About Jesus

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Salon.com recently published an article by former Evangelical-turned-freethinker Valerie Tarico titled "9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong". There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking contained in her arguments, but they’ve been making the rounds in social media, and therefore worthy of a response. Below I respond to each of her major points. 1. Jesus was married, not single. This tired old claim has seemingly been refuted more times than the earth has revolved around the sun, but Tarico backs it up with a rather recent discovery: "When an ancient papyrus scrap was found in 2014 referring... Read More

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