Good point, Michael. In your example, It would take a complete lack of common sense not to recognize Jesus.
Actually, kissing and selling a Jesus is a bullshit of a "fulfilled" prophecy in the old testament, fabricated by the writers of gospels in the new testament, so the whole Christian religion be taken seriously.
The "artists" writers of the gospels made the Proverbs 27:6, Psalms 41:9, and something from a Jeremiah verse as the fulfilling of "Messiah" or "Christ", as being kissed and sold as to sell gospel literature to suckers.
Christians do not realize that gospels is just religious literature used to supports Christian religion. Gospels are not history, just fantasy of a "fulfilled" prophecy of a Christ.
I have yet to come across any valid evidence that Jesus ever existed (If someone else has than please let me know where I can read this information). Yet, it is possible he did exist and if so, then the claims are false or exaggerated. I "believe" in nothing. I use logic and reason to formulate rational conclusions.
I "believe" in nothing. I use logic and reason to formulate rational conclusions. Well said Keith. I agree.
I just noticed the A., B., C., not-a-poll above, "claims are false" "claims are exaggerated" ???
Duh, you think?
No, I don't believe he existed. As we're never likely to know the truth we can only make an educated guess. Given the lack of any official mention of Jesus Christ by any of the pagan societies of the time it seems, if he did actually exist, he wasn't considered to be of very much importance. The probability of a supernaturally intelligent individual appearing mundane is absurd, and the idea that the lord works in mysterious ways is, in this case, feeble. Biblical 'truth' has never stood up to scrutiny. Claims to unquestionable truth have been made to look infantile, as facts, or the lack of them, have mythologised the whole book. The story of Jesus seems to be an attempt at describing human perfection as prescribed by the religious moralists of the day. Religious stories have to be imagined if only to raise them above mortal limitations. I think the life of Christ may have been seen as a fact by the very people who invented it. It's certainly interesting.