Who could have invented Him?

john_stuart_mill 3It is of no use to say that Christ, as exhibited in the Gospels is not historical, and that we know not how much of what is admirable has been superadded by the tradition of his followers. Who among his disciples or among their proselytes was capable of inventing the sayings attributed to Jesus, or of imagining the life and character revealed in the Gospels? Certainly not the fishermen of Galilee, still less the early Christian writers.

–John Stuart Mill

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