Instead of complaining that mainstream scholars don’t embrace Mytherism, the Mythers should be concerned that they have yet to convince all the New Atheists.
Over at Amazon.com, Harris’s spirituality book is promoted as follows:
Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history.
Huh? If we were to adopt the Myther brand of Hyper-Skepticism, not only did Jesus not exist. But neither did Buddha and Lao Tzu exist. In fact, we may as well keep going, as the same Hyper-Skepticism would teach us that Socrates and Mohammad did not exist.