Richard Carrier, Ph.D.

is creating research and writing in modern philosophy and ancient history.

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If you select this, you can change the dollar amount to something else. Many go as high as $5 or $10, some as low as $2 or $1. Any amount earns commenting privileges on my blog and (if you request) Facebook; and I'll briefly answer any questions you send me (by email or otherwise). But patrons who maintain the full Gold Level or higher can ask me for more detailed answers when asking questions.
First Level Extraordinarium
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After six months of support at this level, I'll do everything I can to visit your town (literally, if you're in North America; virtually, if beyond), and either give a lecture or hold a pubmeet where we can meet and hang out (or if you're outside North America, you can claim a free video chat of up to one hour).

Second Level Extraordinarium
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After six months of support at this level I'll do the same for the level one reward, plus I'll give you four of my books (your choice) with my signature and a personalized inscription. And if you are in the continental U.S., I will deliver them in person! Otherwise, I'll still need you to cover postage.




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Hello! I'm Richard Carrier, Ph.D., an independent scholar producing work of use to the wider public. I'm a published philosopher and historian of antiquity, specializing in contemporary philosophy of naturalism and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, including the origins of Christianity. I write on many subjects, ranging from social issues to modern philosophy and ancient history, especially the philosophy of naturalism and the historicity of Jesus. I also publish advice and resources for critical thinking and countering Christian apologetics. I also teach online and have written lots of books. For more about me and my work see

Here's how you can help. And what you get out of it...

I've escaped the interdepartmental politics and tanking fortunes of the formal academy to write independently and pursue my uses as an educator, activist, historian, and philosopher. Through your patronage you will help support and inspire me to produce excellent and original content in many subjects, both in books and online. With your pledges you will be investing in and rewarding this content production and benefiting directly and indirectly by making it available, for consultation, as well as reference and dissemination. You can make use of my research, and enjoy learning from it as well. I will in turn benefit from having more financial security.

What you get:

  • You get to post comments on my blog. And they won't go to moderation like others do. They'll publish immediately! As soon as I get your email address on my blog's white-list. Note that few others are allowed to post comments on my blog.
  • You get to comment on my Facebook posts. If you want that privilege. Just send me a Facebook Friend request and remind me you're a Patreon patron. Only my Facebook Friends can post comments on my Facebook.
  • You get my time. If you email or message me in any medium with a question, just remind me you're a Patreon patron, and I'll give you a thoughtful answer as soon as I can.
  • You help make my work accessible to the public. You will find many of my articles useful to cite or point people to, or as resources that help you and your allies argue better with your intellectual opponents everywhere. And I couldn't produce so much work each month without growing patron support.

And all that, for just a few dollars a month. I will not collect pledges for just any blog post. I will collect only for substantive blog posts of original content in some area of intellectual or factual knowledge and concern. Posts announcing classes or events, or making brief observations, and the like, won't be counted. So you will only be funding the big stuff. Check out my most recent posts (below) for some examples. It's almost always just four posts per month. And never more than six. Regardless, when you pledge here, on your patron page you will have the option of setting maximums per month that won't be exceeded.

Big pledges can earn yet more perks (see right margin). But small pledges can mean a lot when a lot of patrons join in. So if you think my work is worthwhile, please do recommend this page to other potential patrons you may know. Thank you!
$600 – reached! per Blog post.
If that level of support holds for three consecutive months, I'll pay two sitting professors with a relevant Ph.D. to engage me in debating the historicity of Jesus in a published book that will be edited by an agreed moderator. And I'll do all I can to get that book published or distributed by the Society of Biblical Literature.
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