That is so cool. Could come in handy.
To be clear, I haven't read the book and I was wondering if it is worthwhile. I'd really appreciate any guidance you can provide. So far I've just watched every presentation or debate I could of him on the topic. Really interesting stuff.
Wierwille always used to say that its either all God's word or none of it is. Yeah, I was still in that mindset 30 years after his death. So just two years ago I switched sides and concluded that it was more likely that none of it was. I didn't reach that decision lightly. Started calling myself an atheist.
In part, Carrier's work depends on realizing that only 7 books are real Pauline epistles, 9 at best. So I went back and read those 9 looking for any hint that Jesus was on Earth. Of course Gal 1:19 "James the Lord's brother" could be a problem. I'm not familiar with any of those 9 books referencing Jesus being born of a woman. Correct me if I'm wrong. The only other thing I noticed was I Thess 2:14,15 "For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:"
Obviously, the individuals that killed the prophets are not the same individuals that killed Jesus, but I fail to see how the Jews could kill a Jesus in the spiritual realm (or a "space battle" as Carrier calls it, sometimes). I Thessalonians is considered one of the real 7 Pauline epistles. But that doesn't mean every word in it was original Paul. Does Carrier address this passage? I know there are added passages all over the place. I haven't been able to find anyone disputing the authenticity of these verses.