I'm not forgetting anything--where do you come up with that? I wasn't saying that city dwellers had no parasites, just that nomadic hunter gatherers did. Find someone else for useless arguments. Hey . . . there's Leadfoot, he's always ready to trash a thread for no discernible reason.
You're the one who made a big deal out of it. But whatever, its indeed off-topic.
The argument had nothing to do with popularity. It was debunking the absurd idea that the appeal of 'Jebus' was attributable to great story tellers.
What's absurd about it? Yeah if the story had been told 2000 years ago and endured to this day by itself that would be impressive, but it was not. There was an organized religion built around it, which continued to reinforce and reinvent the idea throughout the centuries. That's what allowed it to endure to the present day. Modern Christians do not at all practice the same Christianism than early Christians did. Even after the religion was organized, it continued to change. Jesus's story doesn't have universal appeal, the story is changed to appeal to each era.
See any enduring believer groups built around Shakespeare? Kapeach?
I dunno who Kapeach is and couldn't find anything about him, but its hardly the same. Firstly, Shakespeare's work had nothing to do with religion nor did anyone important try to cast him as a messenger from god later. Secondly, he lived on a time where people were far more knowledgeable... a time where it would have taken far more penwork to convince people of that the true god had revealed itself.