It has been a while since I have blogged about mythicism. But several mythicism-related blog posts have appeared over the past day or so.
I will start with the most entertaining. Rene Salm managed to get a paper accepted at SBL, and not only has he shared his paper online, but at the blog Vridar there are also excerpts from Salm's account of the conference. Apparently he saw me there, and based on his description of me and his comments about my paper, my smile and lack of stature were sufficient to prevent him from grasping what I said and why I said it.
His complaints about my scholarly nuance and caution, his conviction that one should put greater trust in Mandaean sources written centuries after the time of John the Baptist while he doesn't trust early Christian sources to get a village's existence right mere decades later, and his claim to be simply saying what archaeologists say about Nazareth when no professional archaeologist agrees with him, will all provide you with
hours minutes seconds of hilarity.
Also on the subject of mythicism, Thomas Brodie recently revealed that he is a mythicist and has been one for decades. Richard Carrier has read his book and explains why Brodie's reasons for adopting this view are unsound.