Washington Post attacks historical Jesus on Christmas – again

Controversy erupted over Christmas week when the Washington Post tweeted out an opinion article by Raphael Lataster they had published in 2014. It claims to show that the existence of Jesus is likely no more than a myth. Critics questioned the timing of the tweet as a slap in the face to Christians preparing to celebrate one of their holiest days. Historians, including a professor who had taught Lataster, demolished the claims. Its ideas were described as “the fringe of the fringe,” and compared to anti-vaccine scientists’ efforts to prove their dubious assertions.