Well this is a subject that is up for debate.
First off i am not an athiest but here is what i do know. A the bible was written by people who may or may not have met the apostles but it was not
written by any apostle despite what people will tell you.
As far as the origins of the christ theory goes it is still up in the air. I will promise you this 99% of the replies you will get from this point on
about the origins of christ will be copy paste from zeitgeist part one. Zeitgeist was not well researched on the religion side, i live with a man who
has a degree in archeology and has been given lectures at the ARCE events on his own research, he laughed at zeitgeist and told me "that is just not
true he or someone made up a lot of things for this movie". Now with that said, Christ's life comes very close to Siddhattha Gotama's(buddah's)
life. But the NT has a lot of influence from the OT which came from egypt. So it is not hard to think with eastern religion moving west getting mashed
up with egyptian beliefs then giving birth to the new and old testaments.
here you have at the top the people sittling down, facing left horus, jesus and his deciples.
Khnumhotep catching 2 fish
even biblical characters match up to the egyptian pharos
Jacob: 1758 – 1611 BC, King Yakubher reign: 1655 – 1646 BC
King David reign: 1012 – 962 BC, Psusennes reign: 1039-991 BC
Moses: 1527 – 1407 BC, Thutmose the third reign: 1479 - 1425 BC
Abraham: 2055 – 1880 BC, Amenemhet the first reign: 1991 – 1962 BC
King Solomon reign: 970 – 931 BC, Siamun reign: 978 – 959 BC
I will find a source but the lord's prayer is almost word for word from an egyptian book.
Im not saying the idea and basic concepts of christianity and jesus's teaching are false i just do not think they are history, they are more like
fables with a moral lesson. Things like the 10 commandments are good to follow even if you do not believe in god.