I received the following in an email today –
The Mythicists’ Forum is pleased to award $1,000 to anyone who demonstrates that Jesus actually lived. The winning essay will show that the figure ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’ as grandly recorded in the Christian gospels, was a real person and not the pure invention of the evangelists. Further details of the Real Jesus Challenge (also known as the 2011 Historicist Prize), can be found at http://www.nazarethmyth.info
for the Mythicists’ Forum
I really need a category for stupidity, but I’ll wait.
Rene Salm is a mythicist, by the way. I would have said ‘noted’ but I reserve that for real scholars.