Was there a Jesus? If so, what was he like?

In many cases, you can strip away the fictions surrounding a legendary figure, and discover the historical original.

For example, there probably was a King Arthur.

Troy was a real place, and the Trojan War a real event. Achilles, Odysseus and Agamemnon were probably real people.

What about the Jesus of the Bible?

Circumstantial evidence exists to suggest there probably was such a person. Textual evidences are available to suggest what he may have been like. He may or may not have been as Christianity presents.
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Additional tags — “Upward mobility”

If you have arrived here, most likely you did so by searching on one of the below tags.  All pertain to this post:

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Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

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Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down
Less incarceration could lead to less crimeFour Pinocchios for yet another Democrat ‘Mediscare’ adWhy women love bad boysSomeone’s been sleeping in my bed.Child immigration crisisPray for the honeybees

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Nemesis of the morning glories

The job search feels like an endless exercise in futility.

I recently launched a new hobby that may help me persevere.

It involves the unusual tactic of seeking emotional discomfort.
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Unlocking the vision

Proverbs 29:18:  “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

I saw it any number of times while teaching:  give a child a musical instrument, or the discovery of any other talent, whether art, or sports, or some special interest; and it just transforms that life.  The vision of the excellence he or she can achieve, the beauty she or he can create, unlocks vast positive energies.  The mediocre-at-best student comes to excel in every subject.  The child who was awkward and socially withdrawn begins to shine.
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Family defends man arrested for setting Tommie on fire: ‘Y’all don’t know what’s up. Chill out.’

This is community psychopathy.

Related: What’s in a name?

Follow-up, 06/15/19:

Man arrested for killing Tommie the dog: ‘I snapped’

A man with diagnoses of schizophrenia and BPD has no business owning a pit bull.  Note that his wife reversed her testimony.

Who built this country?

Is the Balkanization of public thought inevitable?  Can anything be done about it?

“Who built this country?”  One black guy asked another black guy this question.  Only black people ask it, and they only ask it of other black people.  They normally won’t ask it if any white people are around.  The shelter population is 75% black; otherwise I’m pretty sure he’d not have asked it.

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