But if it were not for the 16 other saviours with the same MO this might hold water.
Most of these copy cat saviors is parroted nonsense.
It might help the discussion here if you could clarify what you meant in the post above. Did you mean that these other saviors that are similar to Jesus are derivatives of Jesus, a.k.a. copy-cats and "parroted nonsense", or that the claims
about Jesus being a derivative of earlier religious characters are parroted nonsense (presumably meaning the claims are oft-repeated without being checked)?
On first reading, I took it to be the former, and I suspect others did too. But I'm now starting to suspect that you meant the latter, and that this misunderstanding is the source of most of the contention in the latter posts of this thread.