Your local aggressive atheist might protest, “Don’t you know the gospels are all just a myth!”
In one sense they are correct. The gospel story does operate like a myth. But before readers gets upset we have to ask what a myth really is.
Most people do not have a very good understanding of myth and how it works. They use the term “myth” to indicate a funny fairy tale about gods and goddesses that simple people made up long ago.
To be fair, this is one definition of the word “myth”. The most popular usage of “myth” is that it is a fabricated tale. It is a fiction. At worst it is simply a lie which gullible people believe and manipulative people promulgate. For those who are only...READ MORE