I think we can all agree he most likely wasn't the son of God.
I'm reading C.S. Lewis now, and his claim that Jesus was "Lord, Liar or Lunatic" seems like a false dilemma. Couldn't he be deluded, and honestly think he was because his followers insisted? Is there historical evidence he ever claimed to be God in the first place?

Posts about your opinion on Jesus's legitimacy/character as well as reading material on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)

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@RobertPiano: Agreed, those things are pretty looney!

Another alternative to the false trilemma of CS Lewis's is... Legend.  Made up in whole or in part after the fact.  (Any part not made up would be a perfectly normal hominid.)

I typed out a rather elaborate response to this question guised in the form of Perennial Philosophy, which I'll link here if anyone's interested.

I love the irony in the contrasting possibilities for Jesus.  Either he was the son of God, and the meekest and humblest being ever to walk the earth; or he was some guy claiming to be the Son of God - perhaps the least meek and humble claim a man can possibly make...

Jesus is Mithra's little brother.

This just in Jesus's Dad hates doves.

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