I guess Rook is supposed to be the Rational Responders alleged authority on the historical Jesus subject. I would like to take him to task here. I would like to hear your best argument against the historicity of Christ. If you bring out too many things at once it will only serve to confuse. Please, lets deal with one at a time. Give me your best argument. My position is that for a man who only had three years of public ministry, its amazing we have anything on Jesus at all. Especially considering the fact that he was a marginal Jew from a marginal portion of Palestine. This man initiated a world religion, dated the calendar of the world (Anno Domini 2007) is our current date. There is also a collective cultural memory of Jesus in the land he lived. His sepulcher is there and its empty. I think most (if not all) of the arguments coming from the "Jesus mythers" agenda are based on the fallacy of arguing from silence.
Now, what is your best argument against the historical Jesus. Thanks.
God exists or nothing exists --- Greg Bahnsen