The Mythinformation Conference brings a day full of education to the secular community - with speakers from all across the freethought spectrum. Mythicist Milwaukee focuses on educating the freethought/skeptic/atheist community about the mythological origins of religion, and our conference does that and more. This year's conference features one of the secular world's most anticipated debates between Dr. Robert Price and Dr. Bart D. Ehrman arguing the existence of a historical Jesus Christ.
1 pm: "Of Mice and Mythicism" with Rob Moore
1:30 pm: "The Good Book Isn't. Believe Me, I Actually Read It" with Thomas Smith
2:15 pm: "Comforting Hatred" with Allie Jackson
3:30 pm: "God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction" with Dan Barker
4:30-6 pm: Break (on your own)
6-9:10 pm: Buzzed Belief Debate with Dr. Robert Price and Bart D. Ehrman*
10 pm: VIP afterparty @ Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub 222 E Erie St #100, Milwaukee, WI 53202)
Speaker for the affirmative: Bart Ehrman
30 minute presentation
Speaker for the negative: Robert Price
30 minute presentation
10 minute break
10 minutes of questions for Robert Price
10 minutes of questions for Bart Ehrman
This repeats 2 times for each speaker for a total of 40 minutes
10 minute break
Audience question and answer period
Did Jesus Exist?
A spirited debate featuring: Dr. Robert Price and Bart D. Ehrman
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6-9 pm
One of the most anticipated debates in the secular and theist realm alike realm is finally here! These two New Testament scholars are coming together to discuss the hotly debated topic of the existence of a historical Jesus Christ.
Dr. Robert Price is a former Baptist minister who holds PhDs in systematic theology and the New Testament. Dr. Price is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and will assert the Jesus Myth Theory viewpoint - wherein there are flaws with the evidence for a historical Jesus - and will make the case that He is no more than a mythological figure.
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, and will support the stance that there is strong evidence for the existence for a historical Jesus.
Matt currently serves as the president of the Atheist Community of Austin. In addition, Mr. Dillahunty also serves as a host of the internet radio show "Non-Prophets Radio" and of the Austin television cable access show "The Atheist Experience".
Early-bird ticket offer: Ends June 30, 2016
$30 General Admission Conference & Debate
$105 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
Tickets purchased July 1-Oct. 20, 2016
$60 General Admission Conference & Debate
$160 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
Tickets available at the door
$65 General Admission Conference & Debate
$165 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
$300 Sponsorship Table
About Buzzed Belief: A Social Debate Series for All Points of View
It’s difficult to get to the life's questions with so many differing opinions swirling around our world today. But we know one thing for sure ... beer helps. As do wine and spirits. So, first: We’ve got those covered.
Each debate will feature a speaker defending a religious position AND a speaker presenting an atheist perspective. You can expect top scholars and authors and an array of different debate topics.
The goal is to learn and to entertain. Ultimately, we hope Buzzed Belief will promote understanding between those who are believers and those who are not. What common values do we share? What points are divisive?
Want to ask a burning question? DO IT. There will be an open-mic Q&A.
Yes, we can disagree sanely. Perhaps you’ll see the other side, perhaps you’ll change someone else's mind. We promote no agenda other than entertainment, education and a respectful tolerance of opposing viewpoints. If this sounds like your cup of tea, mug of beer, glass of wine or snifter of brandy, then please join us for any or all of these exciting new debates! See a listing of all debate events on our website at MythicistMilwaukee.com.