Originally Posted by amesj523
that's only IF you believe he was more than human...... Personally i equate him with krisna - an avatara - There's no more proof that jesus existed than did krisna or buddah - Not to mention that jesus i believe was an essne or associated with a mystery cult (if you will) - at least that's what i take from reading lots of texts - and the koran is good material for info on moses....
buddah was a mortal that achieved enlightenment - he wrote in a cynical way in order to motivate people to aspire to reach nirvana -
Well, you either take his words for what they were (he said that he was the God of the Jews), or you label him a crazy man. The only other option is that he was Satan himself.
There is ample evidence for Jesus' existence even outside of the Bible Josephus the Historian is a good source. We have a guy that did exist and that said some controversial things. There really is no legit debate over whether he existed or not. A good book to read on the subject is "The Case for Christ". It is a very thorough analysis of the evidence done by a nonbeliever.