LOL! Weak and pithy.We already covered this on the other thread A) the man has made his theories and positions known outside the book. B) he is not a historian C) Actual biblical scholars and historians have addressed his work, from a variety of backgrounds, and have nothing positive to say about it.
So between the facts that he has no real background in the area of study, the issues I can recognize even with my paltry knowledge of the field, the well worn "conspiracy" formula to his claims and means of promotion, and the fact that actual experts compare him to dan brown, make me pretty confident in dismissing his work
They are familier enough with his theories to actually address them and are actual experts in the field. So yes, I tend to concede to their knowledge
I did do research
You seem pretty emotionally invested in Atwill's theories. Maybe do a bit of self-examination and ask yourself if you are being objective in your analysis of it. As for me, Jesus being a myth, or not, doesn't matter to me. But, I will address an argument when I see issues with it and doubly so when it takes on the character of conspiracy chatter