Did the Apostles Die for a Lie?

(FTB::Carrier) – Richard Carrier:

Do we have good evidence that Paul or any of the original twelve Apostles died for their belief in the risen Jesus? Nope. …

The false dichotomy the argument starts on is that what someone dies for is either known by them to be true, or known by them to be false. But the Law of Excluded Middle says: what someone dies for might not be known by them to be false. Countless people throughout history have been fully convinced that gods or ghosts spoke to them, by the mere fact that they dreamt it, or hallucinated it. …

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