Remarkable admission on Secular Café. This guy completely reverses the atheist game of linkimg Jesus deity to his historicity and blames us for the same maneuver.
Here are the two main hypotheses about Jesus Christ:
HJ is not an extraordinary claim. DJ is.
Now for the two-step.
The first part is to demonstrate that there was a historical JC. This can be either HJ or DJ.
The second part is to jump from there to JC being DJ.
But if one is to grant the first part while avoiding giving credence to extraordinary claims without extraordinary evidence, then one would conclude that it demonstrates HJ and not DJ.
Let's now do this with regard to George Adamski, someone who is MUCH better documented than Jesus Christ. The hypotheses:
(1) Jesus could not be the son of God because he want let me be God
(2) therefore, since there is no God there can't be Jesus.
The reason you think we are pulling the same trick in reverse is because you demand that all truth and reality be reduced to your ideology, that's what ideology is, reduction of all reality to come view.
Allowing Jesus existence means the possibility that he was more than just a man has to be left on the tale and your ideology can['t allow anything but itself on the table.