|The gist of the Roman recension formation of the "Jesus" character (see: god character equivalences), namely a god reduction synretism of main attributes of the Egyptian gods Osiris and Horus into the form of a god man who, after being conceived immaculately (see: virgin birth), baptized by a "John" (see: John the Baptist) or Anubis, dies horribly, i.e. is whipped or cut into 14 pieces (number of stars in Orion constellation), like Osiris was, and is resurrected (see: death and resurrection of Osiris; death and resurrection of Jesus), i.e. rises like the Orion constellation does, from the horizontal position, visually in the sky (in Nov-Dec), like a reborn pharaoh.|
In 1239, Frederick II asserted that Jesus was an imposter.
In 1514, Pope Leo X stated that Jesus or Christ was a fable and a profitable superstition.
In 1771, Constantin Volney decoded the the etymology of Jesus from Bacchus (the Greek version of Osiris) as follows:
“Volney has shown that Yes was one of the names of Bacchus, which, with the Latin termination, is nothing else than Yesus, or Jesus.”— Robert Taylor (1829), The Diegesis (pg. 186)
In 1817, Napoleon Bonaparte put forward his reasoned opinion that Jesus never existed:
“I have dictated thirty pages on the world’s three religions; and I have read the Bible. My own mind is made up. I do not think Jesus Christ ever existed.”
In 1912, American church historian Shirley Case, in her The Historicity of Jesus, attempted to refute the contention that Jesus never existed. 
In 2014, Richard Carrier, in his On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt, wherein he describes himself as a “marginally renowned atheist”, attempts to argue that Jesus as an historical figure never existed, but rather the figure of Jesus is a mythical aggregate, or something along these lines. 
|Image from a 2014 article (Ѻ) discussing the similarities between Horus and Jesus, each with a cross (or ankh), the symbol of life and afterlife.|
The following are related quote:
“In my personal experience, it’s easier to find and atheist practicing the teachings of Jesus than a Christian.”
“The original Hebrew-Aramaic name of Jesus is yeshu‘a, which is short for yehōshu‘a (Joshua) [compare: Joshua 10:13], just as Mike is short for Michael. The name yeshu‘a occurs 27 times in the Hebrew Scriptures, primarily referring to the high priest after the Babylonian exile, called both yehōshu‘a (see, e.g., Zechariah 3:3) and, more frequently, yeshu‘a (see, e.g., Ezra 3:2). So, Yeshua’s name was not unusual; in fact, as many as five different men had that name in the Old Testament. And this is how that name came to be “Jesus” in English: Simply stated, this is the etymological history of the name Jesus: Hebrew/Aramaic yeshu‘a became Greek Iēsous, then Latin Iesus, passing into German and then, ultimately, into English, as Jesus.”— Michael Brown (2013), “What is the Original Hebrew Name for Jesus?” (Ѻ)
1. Case, Shirley J. (1912). The Historicity of Jesus: A Criticism of the Contention that Jesus Never Lived, a Statement of the Evidence for His Existence, an Estimate of His Relation to Christianity. University of Chicago Press.
2. Carrier, Richard. (2014). On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt. Sheffield Phoenix Press.
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