From this article out of Nexus, with a wealth of references to check nearly every stage of testimony, this can truly be a track for a common sense approach to the historical Jesus. As the professor points out in Pete's offered video above, the New Testament wasn't written until 350 years after Jesus Christ was supposed to walk the earth. A lot of the New Testament was contrived by imagination filling in the gaps between facts. We fringers do it all the time!
I find compelling and would render my opinion based on the reference from Nexus in this paragraph that appears in the article,
" the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna, Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c. 325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God. Following longstanding heathen custom, Constantine used the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was proclaimed and "officially" ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618). That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction lent Earthly existence to amalgamated doctrines for the Empire's new religion; and because there was no letter "J" in alphabets until around the ninth century, the name subsequently evolved into "Jesus Christ"."
It goes with current trends that I have fallen victim to by believing and not knowing. I think the line can be drawn at the difference of "believing" and "knowing". In this case had this gathering followed today's US Congress a filibuster by the minority would have prevented Christianity from ever existing and Jesus Christ would still be without name or title.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05-Mar-16 16:50 by Yourconscience.