The post, which was about a philosophic take on "An official guide for demon hunters," had a number of readers, including yours truly, eventually comment on matters of defining what a religion is, as well as specific comments about variants of specific religions.
Steven Johnson and Mario Roy were both egregious in the latter area.
Roy, among various things, claimed repeatedly that the Essenes were not part of mainstream Judaism 2,000 years ago at the turn of the eras. Johnson later claimed that I was basing my refutation of Roy on Josephus, when I'd never even mentioned him.
I quote Wikipedia:
Many separate but related religious groups of that era shared similar mystic, eschatological, messianic, and ascetic beliefs. These groups are collectively referred to by various scholars as the "Essenes." Josephus records that Essenes existed in large numbers, and thousands lived throughout Roman Judaea.
Tis true that Josephus may have overstated their numbers. Or, he may not have. Per Wiki, let's remember that the Roman historian Pliny the Elder mentioned them before Josephus did.
The reality is here — whether it was more serious academic fraud to poke at the eye of an anti-gay Christianity of the 1950s, or more a prank, is hard to tell. But it was one or the other, as some sort of forgery.
Because comments on essays there close after five days, I didn't have the chance to make final responses on this, Coel's totally non-shocking defense of Jesus mythicism or other things.
I have my own blog to do that now, though.