I tend to shift interests every so often, and I seem to be moving back towards questions of religion right now. I think this may be partly because of the new book by Bart Ehrman arguing that Jesus really existed. I was disturbed to discover the prevalence in the atheist community of belief in Jesus mythicism. This is simply not a very reasonable position. The fact that the accounts of Jesus almost certainly had various accretions does not make him equivalent to any random legendary figure like King Arthur or Achilles.
It’s a good reminder that simple-minded ‘skepticism’ is as likely to lead you astray as not being skeptical enough.