Richard Carrier (1969 - ), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. History, is an advocate of metaphysical naturalism. He has written a book, Sense and Goodness without God. He is a prominent atheist in the atheist community in the US.
Carrier has a B.A. in History, with a minor in Classical Civilization, from the University of California at Berkeley (1997), an M.A. in Ancient History from Columbia University (1998), an M.Phil. in Ancient History, from Columbia University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from Columbia University (2008). 
Carrier advocates the crank notion that Jesus never existed and is merely a myth which is a baseless, extreme minority position among historians and contrary to abundant historical evidence pointing to Jesus being a historical figure (The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, a parcel of the propaganda of the atheistic, communist Soviet Union, is the only encyclopedia to ever advocate the Christ myth. See also: Historicity of Jesus).
Carrier is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. 
Richard Carrier, adultery, divorce and polyamory
The Christtian apologist Jason Engwar at the Christian blog Triablogue wrote:
|“||Richard Carrier has a post up announcing that he's "polyamorous", which he calls his "sexual orientation". He's been adulterous in his relationship with his wife, and they decided to get a divorce after having tried polyamory for a while. In the thread, he refers to how he has "sympathy for people who cheat on their spouses", how he's come across "many" polyamorists, and how he's become more convinced that "monogamy is the actual problem". So far, most of the responses at his blog are positive.||”|
Richard Carrier on atheist events and sexual activity
Richard Carrier wrote in a blog post entitled Our Mythical Campaign against Sex:
|“|| Polyamory and swinging and even the attending of orgies requires more ethical behavior and more careful attention to boundaries and consent than traditional sexual relationships do. And people who are ethical enough to be accepted in those communities are the very people who get Atheism+ and why it is needed.
The bottom line is, we are already enthusiastically in favor of people pursuing all kinds of sexual activities, even at atheist events. Many of our most avid supports are wholeheartedly doing this. The only thing we are concerned about is that people do this ethically, that people don’t use their sex drives as an excuse to harass, harm, or cross boundaries.
Atheist YouTuber Thunderf00t on Richard Carrier and the the Atheism plus movement
In October of 2014, the popular YouTube atheist Thunderf00t commented on how Jen McCreight, the founder of the atheist feminist movement Atheism plus abandoned her movement within two weeks. Thunderfoot also commented on how Richard Carrier "the intellectual artillery" of the movement, quit promoting the movement within a month.
Richard Carrier on Scotch and drinking heavily
In a blog post devoted to his favorite Scotch, Richard Carrier writes:
|“|| I often philosophize about the excellence of Scotch…
Indeed, the taste and feel of good liquor is the only reason to drink it. Getting tipsy or blasted drunk is just a bonus...
Anytime you spend the night drinking heavily, chug a tall glass of water before going to bed. Literally, chug the whole thing. Tall glass. Top to bottom...
Be excellent to each other. And party on. Smartly.
From his website from the page “Booking Dr. Carrier”, Carrier wrote:
|“||You will have to board me for those extra nights, and I charge only $50 for each additional debate or speaking engagement, but informal events are free (e.g. dinner parties, meet-and-greets, etc.). Just feed me copious amounts of alcohol.||”|
In a blog post about a trip to Portland Carrier writes:
|“||Then Saturday (February 28) I will be speaking on “Historical Method and What Makes for a Good Historian” (and saying a lot about Bayesian reasoning!) for the PDX Skeptics in the Pub at the Lucky Lab Pub on Killingsworth (1700 North Killingsworth, Portland) at 7pm. (Much drinking will ensue.)||”|
- Richard Carrier's "Why I Don't Buy the Resurrection Story" -- A Refutation by JP Holding
- Review of Carrier's book Good 'n' Senseless Without God
- Richard Carrier’s latest smears are poorly researched, insulting to women activists, and defamatory by Michael Nugent
- Richard Carrier vs. William Lane Craig debate, Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? 2009 - Part one
- Richard Carrier vs. William Lane Craig debate, Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? 2009 - Part two
Richard Carrier and polyamory:
- Along Came Poly, Christian apologist Nick Peters on Richard Carrier's adulterous affairs, adultery and polyamory
- ↑ www.infidels.org, Brief Biography of Richard Carrier 
- ↑ A Response to "Why I Don't Buy the Resurrection Story" by JP Holding
- ↑ The Incredible Sinking Carrier or, The Impossible Faith Vindicated by JP Holding
- ↑ Scholarly opinions on the Jesus Myth by Christopher Price
- ↑ Richard C. Carrier, Curriculum Vitae 
- ↑ Coming Out Poly + A Change of Life Venue
- ↑ Coming Out Poly + A Change of Life Venue
- ↑ Atheism, Adultery, Polyamory, And Shifting Morals
- ↑ Our Mythical Campaign against Sex, Richard Carrier,
- ↑ Atheism+ Stream: How SJWs pushed their way into Atheism
- ↑ My Favorite Scotch by Richard Carrier
- ↑ Booking Dr. Carrier
- ↑ Appearing All Over Portland Next Week!