Here's another perfect example of how NOT to be by stephan happy hullerstephan happy huller wrote:It's not a smear. It is very odd. Andrew Criddle is probably the most knowledgeable person here at this forum and he doesn't have naked virgins feeding him grapes and fanning him. The degree of devotion to someone of inferior knowledge about early Christianity is unusual and raises many questions about what is really going on here.
Where's your evidence that Acharya has "naked virgins feeding her grapes and fanning her"? It's just another condescending smear.
Stephan, you've already admitted that you've never read any of Acharya's books so, why should anybody consider you or anybody else who hasn't actually studied her work a credible, trustworthy source qualified to comment on it with accuracy and competence?
Where's your evidence for your claims? Your claims are false so, you prove my point in my previous post. "What's really going on here" is that you've been consistently dishonest, smearing an authors work you have admitted you've never studied. So, what would you say to someone who constantly smears an authors work they've never read and know very little about it?
For Christ's sakes, Carrier even admits in the video that "he has no interest in pursuing or investigating astrotheology as he finds it "dull."":
What books of Acharya's has Andrew Criddle actually read?53 through 54 Carrier admits he has no interest in pursuing or investigating astrotheology as he finds it "dull." Carrier says he could never write a book on the subject. (ain't that the truth!)
54 Neil Godfrey: "One thing that disturbs me about Acharya's/Murdock thesis is that she seems to be always trying to hide what appears to be fairly apparent especially where now Robert Tulip has in a sense come out and admitted it that they actually do believe themselves in some sort of Pantheism, they believe this religion themselves. In affect, they're evangelizing. Whereas Freke and Gandy they're (inaudible) about what their doing and you can read their books and make allowances for where they're coming from and that's fine I like that."
"My thoughts: Nope, all these guys are doing is proving how little they know about Acharya's work. It's a complete lie to claim Acharya is "hiding" anything or being deceptive in any way. Instead of always assuming the worst and smearing her with character assassinations, Neil, you could just be polite ask but, we can always count on you to ruin any opportunity for a reasonable discussion on this subject, which is truly sad because you do such a good job on other subjects but, just flat drop the ball any time Acharya or her work is mentioned. That is *YOUR* issue that *YOU* need to work out. Scholars who've actually read Acharya's work are quite supportive of it."
Nuskeptix "Christ Myth Theory"