This editing of my post is completely ridiculous. The claim stands and has citation of reference in support of the claim:
Keelan is insisting upon this:
Some people say that both are fictional characters (for example, see the Carrier reference below).
Yet the claim I have made is supported:
Certainly, according to everything we know about either Jesus or Socrates there is one aspect of their lives which is completely identical: they are both fictional characters.
If such an edit is to be made, then evidence supporting the revision need merely be cited. So far all Keelan has offered is argument from false authority. In both the case of Jesus from Nazareth and regarding the Socratic problem, all we know are second hand accounts as nothing was written by either fictional character. Wishing that they were real people does not make it so. Scholar agreement does not render opinion fact.
This is a simple epistemic issue and yet the pale insistence upon acceptance of fiction as fact is passing as "moderation". Shameful.