This is not a thread to debate the existence of Jesus.
No, but you said that Jesus thought the prior OT was barbaric, and was attempting to highlight the errors in it.
The message of Jesus is so confused that nobody can really tell what he expected of his followers.
Paul says his crucifixion releases us from sin.
Matthew quotes him as saying that we should live feral, in the environment, with no wealth, like Lilies and birds, who do not need barns. (Matt 6)
He is quoted in the gospel of Thomas, saying a load of other shit
In Luke, he says the Kingdom will not be found by inspection, but is within you, whereas, he berates Sadducees for not believing in the resurrection.
He tells others that the end of the word is coming within their generation.
After telling a ruler to give his wealth away, he then tells his followers that they don't need to.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus forgets everything he said in Matthew, inc. Love Thy Neighbour, and then claims he is the "word".
Mark says that Christians can be identified by casting out demons, drink poisons, and healing the sick.
His ideas are mostly consistent with Hillel (90BC->) , in highlighting love in the OT - claiming that the OT was about love, and his new principles were compatible.
The Romans killed him, and we have no idea why, except that he might have claimed to be a king, and been a cultic shit stirrer. We have no documentation outside Mark-Matthew to give us any clue to a real Jesus. He could have been like Ghandi, and done a passive protest against something, and been arrested. That would kill him, but if so, that event would have been documented. Instead we have the implausible scenario that attempts to blame everything on Jews. He was strung up for something, and then we are palmed the conspiracy theory version of WHY, which would have hidden the real why. He could have also been like David Koresh, teaching apocalypse to a group, and telling them that he was their ticket to the afterlife. The Koresh model fits rather well, and explains the dispersal of the disciples, and the strange relationships he had with women and marriage.
This has nothing to do with the topic. It is possible that Jesus existed. It would not surprise me if he didn't.
Tricky for nonexistent people to be your hero?
I did not claim the book a lie I called it a disgrace to God.
Anything we wrote about God would be a disgrace to God, since we are clueless.
Honestly Jesus is like the hero to me. His sacrifice magnified if he was just a man.
Lots of people have started cults and movements, and then been shot, without warning. Stories of the next Christians, say that people died deliberately in his name. (Or, in the name of getting an afterlife)
Maybe it's a fear embedded in me from childhood brainwashing, IDK.
I'd be taking the maybe out.
If it was nothing but BS I would think the people of the time would not have bought the story at all and Christianity would not be the most popular religion in the world.
Islam is more popular. You could say that Christianity is more popular among people who count, or have brains. It's believed by more white people. Indians, Chinese and Arabs only count as 0.1 persons per white person.