Conspiracies abound on the internet. One that gives me a good laugh is the idea that Jesus didn’t exist. You won’t find it in academics, but for some reason it is pretty popular among uneducated atheists on the internet. These “mythicists” make the strangest claims like “Paul knew nothing about the historical Jesus.” Paul only knew about the heavenly Christ, after all he didn’t see a physically risen Jesus, he only had a vision. Okay buddy, we’ll see how that holds up. Erik Manning lists 27 times Paul references Jesus as a real, physical, historical person.