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The Christian writers of the era nearly rewrote history to make this a Christian miracle, and indeed, succeeded for about a thousand years, only for the truth to creep back into Western Europe with a single rediscovered Greek-language document. The document was the key to unlock surivivng physical evidence about what really happened, and that the original religious interpretation of the incident was in fact non-Christian.
Carrier talks about how to think critically about history generally, using miracles as an entertaining example. Builds on his talk last year on Bayes' Theorem, but this time it's more about method than math, and surveys a lot of real-world examples of miracles from the ancient world (pagan, Jewish and Christian). Summarizes some of what is covered in much more detail in his book.
We all know that back in the day of Moses, ...
This guy seems to have his head on VERY STRAIGHT. Why would you not be a "fan"?
Anyway, awesome new-to-me "source", thanks very much for posting it!
It's obvious from my research that the Pagans and Christians were very much at odds with each other during this time period and both were going out of their way to draw attention to their religions.