Please do not read it as such ,for I am no Atheist.
This man Jesus , I believed lived and did die as told.
I also want to see him through the lens of something grounded and reality based .
All the supernatural myth surrounding the man , lets put aside for a moment.
He lived and was totally devoted to his religion.
He talked with the leaders and teachers in synagogues all his life.
Obviously, for his life was one of devotion to God and his religion.
What he did bring to the table was an offshoot of the traditional and tried to make it available to the gentiles.
This would not do with the Jewish leaders and teachers.
So they plotted to have him killed.
He must have been a man of great charisma for he had large audiences with people.
After his death a myth grew and grew.
If one takes away the myths , one sees a charismatic man who wanted to bring the message of this one God to all of the Roman Empire and the known world.
Buddha was in a lot of ways the same.
There were no miracles performed by Buddha just teachings passed on for two hundred years orally before compiled as a Theravada, predating the mystical Mahayana teachings.
Buddhism today is considered magical for many a believer.
So it seems these great thinkers become gods, even if thats not what they intended.
I really do not think Jesus was wandering around telling everyone ,especially his disciples, that he was God.
He would never have had the following .