Humanists Take on the World

Information, news, and interviews of interest to Humanists, Atheists, Skeptics, and Freethinkers


episode 292: Is Jesus a myth?

This week we’re joined by Jason Ward and talk about whether Jesus was historical, legendary, or mythical. In the news we have the Vatican sex abuse meeting, a Japanese church coming around on vaccines, YouTube demonetizing anti-vax videos, and more!

  • Email us at or leave us a voice message at (541) 203-0666 or
  • Support the show at
  • Subscribe at

Dustin’ off the Degree – Is Jesus a Myth?

  • Traditional Christian view
  • Jesus Seminar – Search for the Historical Jesus
  • Mythicist hypothesis

Historical, legendary, or mythical?


Pope Francis claims people accusing the church of wrongdoing are friends or family of the devil

Victim groups are disappointed with the 21 actions that have been proposed at the Vatican summit

Pope Francis calls for ‘all-out battle’ against child sex abuse but offers no solutions

California bill would make clergy mandatory reporters. The Catholic Church is not pleased

The Houston Chronicle published a list of more than 200 Baptist leaders who have sexually abused members

The Trump Administration is going to push for homosexuality to be decriminalized around the world. Rick Wiles blames “the Jews”

Even Trump is surprised by his administration’s plan to decriminalize homosexuality around the globe

A Japanese religious group has apologized for their role in the country’s measles outbreak

YouTube has demonetized anti-vax channels

A crowd in Tehran stopped morality police vans and freed the women being detained for not sufficiently covering up

This episode is brought to you by:

  • Jimmy Ninetoes
  • Daniel M
  • Rebecca P
  • Pat Acks from the Humanists of Idaho
  • Darryl G
  • Rachel B
  • George G
  • Kim B
  • SoJo
  • Jen
  • Erik from Wyoming
  • The Flying Skeptic

And by our $1 patrons and those who want no reward.

You can find us online at, follow us on Twitter @AtheistNomads, like us on Facebook, email us at, and leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666.

Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.


 2019-02-26  58m