Let’s have a look at the funniest Atty:
Jesus Mythicist of 2020
As the lack of evidence for a ‘son of god’ gains traction in the public consciousness, authors and academics have boldly expressed the idea that maybe Jesus did not even exist. Some Jesus mythicists are comfortable with the idea of a non-godly wandering prophet while others proclaim that there’s not even any clues for the existence of such a man: they suggest the character was entirely made-up for the profession of street preaching – story-telling and passing a hat round. The catalogue of books and videos expressing these views is growing. If you think you, or someone you know, qualifies for the Award of Best Jesus Mythicist please complete the form below.
First of all, “some Jesus mythicists are comfortable with the idea of a non-godly wandering prophet?” Really? So the Anti-Theism International is going to hand out an Award of Best Jesus Mythicist and it can be someone who acknowledges that Jesus was a historical figure?
Second, so far the judges are supposed to be Stephen Fry and Ian McEwan. How would they know who the Best Jesus Mythicist of 2020 would be?
Third, it’s quite fitting that this weird atheist conference, featuring people like Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins, would honor the crackpot notions of Jesus Mythicism. Crackpots and kooks tend to run together.
But let’s get to the really amusing part.
It seems pretty clear to me this award was designed specifically to honor Richard Carrier. After all, who is Carrier’s competition? What’s more, it explains why the original videos that promoted the conference honored Carrier.
So now, just imagine Carrier winning. Imagine just how much more insufferable he will become. He will act as if he had just won the Most Important Award in the Universe and will be quick to remind you of his great victory. He’ll win arguments by merely referring to his great victory. He might even cite it as a form of redemption from his sexual behavior problems. In the end, it will be quite funny to watch Carrier take such a meaningless, ad hoc, “award” and try to make it sound so special and important.
But there is yet a more amusing possibility. What if, and I know this is quite the long shot, but what if….Carrier did not win the award! LOL! Can you just imagine the thousands and thousands of words written to discredit the award? And whoever did win the award would find themselves being massively “critiqued” by one of Carrier’s world renowned essays. If Carrier can’t be the Jesus Mythicist of 2020, he’ll be the guy who took down the Jesus Mythicist of 2020.
If Carrier can’t win the Jesus Mythicist award from a bunch of friendly atheist allies, why bother doing anything? 🙂