- The early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus
- The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults
- Contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion
- Fundamentalism is as strong today as it ever has been, with an alarming 44% of Americans believing that Jesus will return to earth in their lifetimes
Sam Harris is an author, neuroscientist, and CEO of “Project Reason“, a foundation to promote scientific knowledge and secular values in society. Similar to Christopher Hitchens, he is a strong critic of religion, particularly of Christianity and Islam.
44% of Americans believe it is either “certain” or “probable” that Jesus will return to Earth within the next fifty years
– Sam Harris