A short talk by Christopher Hitchens....warning he pulls no punches. To me it's...interesting, but don't shoot the messenger.
Oh yeah there were plenty of Jesus' during that time:I understand how you feel.
I liked Christiopher Hitchens as a social and political commentator. I didn't agree with all of his positions but he was witty and well spoken on many topics and often made me smile when he jumped on someone's point of view. He was fun to watch.
Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris also have spent time bashing religion over the last 20 years or so...and I have read books by all three.
I'm an agnostic...for the most part...I simply don't know the answer to these metaphysical enigmas ,but I have enjoyed reading various books by these and others on religion (pro and con) and related topics.
Historically I think there is enough to say that 'someone like Jesus ...a wandering mystical Rabbi (scholars think there were several like this)' did exist back then. As to the divine questions and related religious beliefs,,, again I'm agnostic.
He is the Messiah, I ought to know I've followed a few.