Does It Really Matter if Jesus Existed?

This morning on CNN’s home page I read an article called “Separating religious truth from myth: Scholars argue if Jesus existed”. The article lays out arguments from both sides. Some scholars believe that Jesus is the culmination of many stories about a hero who was martyred as the “son of god”. On the other side of the argument exists the more traditional view that Jesus was, in fact, a Jewish man who existed in history. His personality is vibrant in the gospels and his apostles would not have simply died for a myth.

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