Rene Salm on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show
Author René Salm's controversial analysis of Christian origins started with his 2008 book "The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented Town of Jesus," an archeological exposé showing that the town of Nazareth did not yet exist in the time of Jesus. His recent book "NazarethGate: Quack Archeology, Holy Hoaxes, and the Invented Town of Jesus" is the fact-based sequel that was released in 2015. René has lived in nine countries from Sri Lanka, to Lebanon, to the United States.
His universal approach to religion emphasizes our common spirituality over differences hardened by dogma and simple names. Besides being an author, he has worked as a composer/musician and also as a mental health technician caring for those severely disturbed. René considers himself among the "New Atheists" and also among the growing number of "Jesus Mythicists," that is, scholars who believe that Jesus of Nazareth did not exist as a human being but was invented by the early Church.
During this podcast interview, Rene shares his insight into why he feels the location known as Nazareth did not exist when Jesus would have lived. Rene has scrupulously combed through a vast amount of archaeological reports to prove out his hypothesis. He also has a unique stance on Jesus mythicism. He not only feels that Jesus did not exist, he has an alternate explanation of a figure in antiquity that may have been the model that was used in the Gospel narratives. Don’t miss this incredible interview!