I'm back discussing things on the FreeThoughtNation forum (re-joining on page 11 - Here's a link). I'm asking if the people on the forum can meet the Copycat Challenge as it relates to Horus. So far, two of them (FreeThinkaLuva and Tat Tvam Asi) say they can easily meet it, and another one (Voice Of Reason) is calling them "ignorant" and saying they haven't carefully examined my challenge, and is declaring that they will fail if they try. Of course, he seems to think the problem is with my challenge, and not with the evidence.
When I asked FreeThinkaLuva why university-level scholars reject the mythicist case, his response is that they:
1) Aren't required to study it (though that's hardly a good reason, since even those so-called scholars that do study it weren't required to, either, and it didn't stop them)
2) Have pressure from up-top not to step on Christianity's toes (which doesn't make sense, given university-level scholars like Bart Ehrman who are frequently writing books against Christianity. Guess he didn't get the memo?)
3) Work for universities that are frequently founded by religous institutions (which doesn't explain why the exact same "discrimination" exists in universities without a religious past, even in countries where Christianity isn't a major force).
I'm still trying to get them to present the evidence for at least half of the Horus claims, but they're being quite resistant to doing so. If they ever do, I've promised them to post it at my website, and I will. The only thing they've given so far is a reference to Macrobius talking about Horus being born in a cave (though they can't find the Macrobius quote itself, just a reference to it from Arthur Thomson in the 19th century). The problem here is that Macrobius is writing in the 5th century AD, thus this doesn't confirm the claim to be pre-Christian.
By the way, this is my favorite quote from FreeThinkaLuva so far: "Speaking of judgments and interpretations KD8, as I made categorically clear from the onset, you're in no position to be a judge or interpret anything whatsoever as you have zero relevant credentials and haven't even read or studied the material from mythicists to know the case for mythicism that's been made. Same with non-Christians, non-mythicists and even skeptics and atheists; just because someone claims to be those things does NOT mean they have any idea what they're talking about." (emphasis mine)
So basically absolutely no one is allowed to judge or interpret anything related to mythicism unless they already believe in mythicism!