Exposing the falsehood that there are no professional scholars with PhDs in relevant fields who are Jesus mythicists, Dr. Christian Lindtner gives a lecture and engages in a debate in Denmark concerning the Christ myth.
I have featured Lindtner’s work on the Buddhist influence on Christianity in my writings, including my ebook about Dr. Michael Lockwood’s Buddhism’s Relation to Christianity.
Lindtner’s story here explains why Jesus mythicism is kept in the closet: Incompetence in and ignorance of the pertinent subject matters by those who are in power.
As part of this grassroots movement, Dr. Lindnter’s son had a letter to the editor published in a Danish newspaper (translated from Danish):
Need a good church
Niels Jørgen Lindtner
I just want to say that there has not lived any man who has been able to walk on water, whose mother was a virgin, who could perform miracles and resurrected from the dead, etc. When Søren Krarup, Moses Hansen, Peter Skov-Jakobsen and other Lutherans say there was, they must venture further out into the countryside, for I do not buy it.
Nowadays it’s not so rare that just the church’s men are in possession of conservative inclinations. But it surely cannot be our Lord’s meaning that we Danes must preserve a faith throughout their generations based on an incredible story – as it is now written in the New Testament – which is contrary to common sense and human experience?
For me, Danes have a strong need for a church, for if no one ever took the words “soul” and “spirit” in the mouths, it could probably be that one day we completely forget what those words basically meant, and I think that we would be badly off: For he who has no soul and spirit will soon enough be in others violence.
Despite the fact that the church today stands for many good values - I am thinking of the beautiful churches, concerts, etc. – the Church needs to look at its own foundations and past. When one has made a misdeed – broken his word, for example – he must make amends. Likewise, theologians and pastors, churchmen have to rectify the myth that in the last 2000 years has been emanating from their church.
Let us find something else rather than him, Jesus, we can believe in; something that our senses do not have to feel embarrassed to believe in. On the whole, I do not think that we should believe in something of which we do not have certainty of belief….