In a recent article The Fable of the Christ, Kenneth Humphries invites researcher and historian Michael Paulkovich to discuss his new book No Meek Messiah.
“When I consider those 126 writers, all of whom should have heard of Jesus but did not — and Paul and Marcion and Athenagoras and Matthew with a tetralogy of opposing Christs, the silence from Qumran and Nazareth and Bethlehem, conflicting Bible stories, and so many other mysteries and omissions,” Paulkovich writes, “I must conclude that Christ is a mythical character.”
But Chrestianoi (yes, I did spell it correctly, from Tacitus' supposed second century Annals re-written as the Medicean Manuscripts as late as the 11th century) or the followers of this Roman Catholic Ambassador for Peace & Love Inc won't consider such historical detective work since they have their Inquisition-hardened F.A.I.T.H. to dictate the terms of their coercion like a doomed race of lemmings guided towards oblivion.
Had the Roman Empire never sanctioned The Christ Story in the second century, we'd never have heard of this mythical character and his strange & wondrous deeds in an enemy-occupied land.