Did pagan myths influence the Gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus?
As Dr. Craig points out in the video below, "The claim by scholars who tried to interpret Jesus as just a myth was that in pagan religions you had parallel myths of dying and rising deities and the disciples--somehow aware of these myths--came to apply them to Jesus and believe that Jesus was similarly risen. This movement has UTTERLY COLLAPSED today in scholarship. It only persists in popular sensationalistic literature on THE INTERNET. It is NOT a view held by scholars."
The atheist who tries to pass this rhetoric off as meaningful to a discussion either does so out of ignorance, or worse, they know it is historically bankrupt and they are just being intellectually dishonest. Either way, anyone who holds a view of history that has been abandoned by most credible scholars loses credibility; consequently they dismiss themselves from any meaningful discussion.