In which an atheist enlightens us with the finest 19th Century Protestant Fundamentalist scholarship to demonstrate that the Virgin Mary was invented in 431 AD.
In fairness to the atheist, appeals to ‘the earliest’ or ‘the original’ aren’t uncommon in or out of atheist circles.
Heh, I always get a kick out of this sort of thing. Over at Fr. Longnecker’s blog, I once saw an atheist commenter claim that the Gospel Of Luke was written by Eusebius around 320 AD, but “Mary was invented in 431 AD” is the new cake-taker.