Posted: Feb 16, 2016 9:59 am
by Nicko
Shrunk wrote:I'm not sure we're really in disagreement. My thoughts on this matter can be summed up as "Where there's smoke, there's fire," and there seems to me to be enough smoke to make it, on balance, more probable than not that some guy named Jesus existed about whom a lot of tall tales ended up being written.

Whereas the mythicist position is that there are numerous examples of almost exactly the same kind of "smoke" as the Jesus stories where there was no fire at all from that area in that period.