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Death of the author 6 2, 1:29am

@IceEB

Well, we do know that the historical Jesus did in fact exist - so he's not entirely mythological.
The historical person Jesus is mentioned in roman sources, that he preached to the people of Judea and was executed by the Romans as some kind of a local troublemaker.

Most of the rest of the story is impossible to verify and some things are even clearly untrue - again based on historical records from the time.

As an agnostic myself I say that most of it is pure myth - invented by people hundreds of years later - to give their leader a fitting story.
The very Bible itself wasn't a fixed set of texts until hundreds of years after Jesus's death and was decided by people who had never seen or heard him themselves.

They just decided on the story they thought would best sell their new religion - that's my interpretation.