Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who asserts that persons and events appearing or alleged to be supernatural are imaginary or have for their basis a myth.
“Of course, evolutionists swamp creationists with evidence for common descent, but all James can do is call mythicist questions 'bizarre misreadings' and refuse to discuss them.”
“When we compare the standard historicist theory (SHT) with Doherty's ahistoricist or "mythicist" theory (DMT) by the criteria of the Argument to the Best Explanation, I must admit that, at present, Doherty wins on at least four out of the six criteria (scope, power, plausibility, and ad hocness ; I think DMT is equal to SHT on the fifth criterion of disconfirmation ; neither SHT nor DMT wins on the sixth and decisive criterion).”
“She helpfully clarifies that this doesn't lead her to a "mythicist" position, because "parallels between Jesus' myth and other ancient myths tell us nothing about whether or not he lived as a real person.”
“Whereas YEC used to be mainstream (at least in medieval Europe), pseudohistorical conspiracy-theorist mythicist apologetics never was (and probably/hopefully never will be).”
“The only consistent response to the mythicist position throughout the blogs on mythcism here has been juvenile ridicule”
“That's the difference, if we only had stuff like the gospel of Matthew I don't think that anybody would be a mythicist.”
“I haven't read a mythicist who uses Q yet, who supports their use with an argument for its existence.”
“Antonio Jerez, the Einstein is appropriate here in every blog discussing the mythicist position because it's precisely what is going on here - I have yet to see anything by McGrath or you that shows any serious investigation into the case for mythicism.”
“Since when does the mythicist argument (any mythicist argument that I know of) deny historicity of an event or person on grounds that we have no surviving eyewitness or "first-hand source" (whatever that means) to that event or person?”
“What I have written, James, is not found in any mythicist book or argument I have ever seen or read.”
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