manicstreetpreacher supplies the video of Sam Harris ending all “scholarly” arguments of the reliability of oral tradition and who-first-started-to-believe-what-when.
I have referred to Sam Harris’ debunking of the reliability of the Gospel’s reports of the miracles of Jesus Christ on several previous posts. This clip is from a debate he participated in with fellow “New Atheists” Christopher Hitchens and Daniel Dennett at La Ciudad de las Ideas in November 2009. Dinesh D’Souza, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Nassim Taleb were speaking for the God-squad. Robert Wright was a neutral agnostic.
The video of the full debate is here: