I have in the past discussed various misunderstandings or misrepresentations of mythicist arguments, and notice I have earlier discussed one more myth that is not included in the previous post’s list of 10.
Mythicists argue that someone made up a story about recent real historical events and invented persons, and that significant numbers of people (who could have known better) suddenly began to believe in this newly constructed history of the recent past.
I address this, and elaborate on another point (that no-one would ever have made up a story of a crucified messiah) in this older post: Most scholars confusing plot setting and character constructs with historical fact
There have also been other ignorant claims about mythicist arguments. I mention them for sake of completeness, but they are so fatuous that they are not worth responding to. Let those who wonder if these accusations are true ask for supporting evidence from those who repeat them.
Mythicists believe that Christianity was the result of some nefarious conspiracy.
Mythicist think that their arguments do not find themselves in mainstream scholarly peer reviewed publications because of some conspiracy on the part of historicists or the churches.
Mythicists arguments are motivated by a psychological need to remove all traces of Jesus from this world.
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