Jesus was arrested in Jerusalem and crucified by the Romans.He was executed as a public nuisance, not for claiming to be the Son of God.Jesus practiced faith healing without the use of ancient medicine or magic, relieving afflictions we now consider psychosomatic.He did not walk on water, feed the multitude with loaves and fishes, change water into wine or raise Lazarus from the dead.In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue.This is based on the premise that a true, factual religion guided by a supernatural god would be precise, flawless, authentic, transcendent, unmatched, unique, prescient, prophetic, revelatory, internally consistent, and scientifically accurate.
The scholars used cross-cultural anthropological studies to set the general background, narrowing in on the history and society of first-century Palestine, and used textural analysis along with anthropological, historical, and archaeological evidence.
The task force convened on and off from 1985 to 2006.
The principal finding was that the quotes and deeds of Jesus as written in the Gospels are mostly mythical.
In this imaginary world an ax head could float on water, a star could point down to a specific home, people could instantly speak in unlearned foreign languages, and one’s shadow or handkerchief could heal people.
It is a world where a flood can cover the whole earth, and a man can walk on water, calm a stormy sea, change water into wine, or be swallowed by a “great fish” and live to tell about it.