My argument would be something pretty close to Ehrman’s: Briefly, we know Jesus didn’t rise from the dead because that’s FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE.
Myths are exercises in power. The only question is, do they have power over you, or will you wield power over them?
We get a lot of messages these days, some of them very insightful, sincere, exciting, informative, encouraging, or constructive. We also got these ones.
What interests me is less how the devil got horns so much as why. What exactly are they for? The answer I’ve recently come to is: They help.
In its proper historical context, an idea like Hell could actually make a lot of sense. The fact that it doesn’t is on the people who invented it.