Posted: Feb 08, 2016 3:25 pm
by dejuror
lpetrich wrote:
(Martin Gardner, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science)

But IMO Jesus mythicism is not far from minimalist historicism like the Haile Selassie scenario, as it may be called. Someone real but with so much mythology in surviving accounts of him that it's hard to tell fact from fiction.

Your statement is hopelessly absurd. The evidence to support argument that Jesus was a myth is actually documented in hundreds [if not thousands] of manuscripts.

It is so-called Jesus historicists who are in denial.

Jesus historicism is indeed a crackpot theory directly based on faith and fiction.

Haile Selassie was a known and documented figure of history whether or not there are false claims about him.

Since at least the 2nd century Christians of antiquity publicly declared that their Jesus was born of a ghost.