Are we just conspiracy theorists?
Conspiracy theorists are people who believe in unscientific ideas that are disagreed upon by most people. Their views are usually regarded as socially unacceptable, and people have generally a negative attitude towards conspiracy theorists. "9/11 truthers" are considered the worst type of conspiracy theorists, since their campaigns are insulting, they fail to respond to reason or arguments and all their views are disagreed upon by the general public.
It has struck me how people's reactions to Jesus mythicism resembles that of the conspiracy theories. I have seen many articles on the internet where theologists regard the existence of a historical Jesus as blatantly obvious. There are very few people who doubt the historicity of Jesus, and most people believe there is no question about it at all. Those who do doubt it are considered closed-minded and wrong. It's as if we mythicists are treated like the conspiracy theorists, with exceptional views, negativity from the public, and claims that all our points have already been refuted by evidence.
What makes it even more frustrating is that I haven't come across any compelling, scientific evidence that there WAS a historical Jesus to begin with. I'm about to graduate from highschool, and I definitely know how the scientific method works. The historical Jesus -articles I mentioned, inspect the issue from an unscientific perspective, without any clear distinction made between mythology and history, between scientific evidence and religious beliefs.
The evidence presented is often in the form of repeating what the gospels say, which doesn't substitute as enough proof for historicity of Jesus. All the so-called "extra-biblical sources" don't mention anything about Jesus that already wasn't in the gospels, and they usually just talk about Christians and not Jesus himself. STILL these sources are presented as clear, conclusive evidence, which they are certainly not!
Why are there no actual experts who are also Jesus mythicists? Why are we treated as conspiracy nuts, when the opposition can't present actual scientific evidence that they are right?
(Thanks for reading, by the way. I hope this made any sense.)
Trust and believe in no god, but trust and believe in yourself.