So making up this son of god walking around was very common in those days.
<quoted text>Coming from a Genuine Christian background myself?
The **most** compelling argument Dr Carrier presents in his speech, was that the oldest non-fraud NT stuff, is from Paul.
I already knew that Paul always wrote of Jewsus as a spiritual being, never as a human/corpreal being.
Back in the day, I was told this was because Paul never met the human Jewsus, and silly me-- I accepted this excuse.
But it's odd, that the **oldest** writings are of a pure-celestial Jewsus never speak of the Jewsus-as-man.
Quite telling, really-- there never was a man, "jesus", in the historical sense.