posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by ltheghost
Here we go again with Joseph Atwill's nonsense. I have spent far too much time looking into his claims and debunking them on ATS, and I have no
interest in doing so again. What I have discovered is concrete proof that his claims are completely bogus, but no amount of evidence was good enough
for his adherents, and they basically just plugged their ears and screamed as loud as they could no matter which facts were presented to them that
effectively dismantled their claims.
Atwill is a snake oil salesman and nothing more. His goal is to sell books, not discuss the truth. All of his claims fall apart under the light of
history (history which anyone can research if they are so inclined). The simple fact of the matter is that history indicates that Christ was a real
person, and that people willingly went to their deaths in defence of their belief in Him. Nothing Atwill is claiming is "new". All of his claims
have already been discussed in his books as well as on threads here at ATS, and I see nothing in the article that indicates he has any "new
evidence". Just more of his tired claims that the romans invented Christianity because he says so.
History, logic, and reason all stand opposed to Joseph Atwill and his claims, and the only way it is possible to agree with his conclusions is to
abandon all three in favor of Atwill's version of events. This is the textbook definition of confirmation bias, because a person has to want
Jesus to be a fable to conclude that Atwill is anything other than a joke. He has basically completely reinvented history to suit his personal agenda.
People capable of critical thinking would dismiss him outright because of this, but because he attacks religion people buy his books and parrot his
nonsense. If a scientist did this, he'd be out of work and in need of a career change.