I downloaded the Four Horsemen from richardawkins.net a couple of nights ago, and got to wondering who the fifth horseman might be. Even though I like to think I have the occasional original idea, I decided to Google the matter here and here and found that there were at least a few people wondering the same thing.
For the record, here are my top three choices:
Bart Ehrman: I think it would be safe to say that most other candidates for the fifth horseman are not Bible experts. Ehrman fills this void. His knowledge of Bible history and textual criticism is mind blowing. I especially like his there are more mistakes than there are words in the Bible quote. Ehrman has written several books – his most well known probably being Misquoting Jesus. Here’s a video of Bart Ehrman speaking at Stanford.
PZ Meyers: Through his Pharyngula science blog, PZ Meyers has become one of the most vocal and convincing atheist voices on the web. The guy is right up there with Dawkins in terms of his ability to explain science and obliterate his opposition. PZ’s blog is updated daily – sometimes several times a day – and is enormously popular.
Time to vote!