No historical Jesus, huh......
Then why did the historian Josephus mention him if he did not actually exist. Josephus was real, we have some of his writings today.
And so although Josephus mentioned Jesus in some of his writings, Jesus still isn't real? Josephus was a historian, he wouldn't be into writing of characters of fables. A historian writes about events of history, and not fairy tales.
You were there and know for sure?
I wasn't there when Lincoln was president but I still know that he did exist.
so you keep asserting...
Or................give me some evidence.
I don't have a problem with your lack of belief in this Jesus fellow, I'm just prodding your statement to one that is more intellectually acceptable.
To assert that there is no evidence in support of a Jesus character in history is a little naive. What you should claim is that none of the evidence you have examined leads you personally to believe that a Jesus character existed. Evidence exists for all arguments, the degree to which it effects your belief either for or against an argument is completely down to you.
Of course you don't know that. Jesus came into a nasty world as a pacifist. All he could do was turn the other cheek, and love his enemy. Or is there something more to the passive spirit. Like will he only be loved, never to experience hate?
People are shrouded in ignorance, that's the forbidden knowledge of evil from genesis. Reality is cruel, so maybe the sacrafice was sending him here what so ever, but it was necisary to save knowledge
Jesus came into a nasty world as a pacifist
What about turn the other cheek love thy enemy and forbidden knowledge of evil. We all know the bible is conflicted, even it says watch out for the scoffers.
Jesus said live by the sword die by the sword.