I don't know of any people willing to die for Ahab,Tom Sawyer, Betty Boop or Merlin.<quoted text>
You mean the christ character from the bible stories?
He was only a fictional character in a story tellers tale.
All the various stories of his birth and death had been used by earlier story tellers.
Story telling was a way for tribes to keep their history before their people became literate.
Christ was no more real than Ahab, Tom Sawyer, Betty Boop or Merlin.
What story teller are you talking about?