that Jesus probably did exist.
I know that for some time I've been questioning the historicity of Jesus Christ and up until recently I have found little (okay, none, other than the bible) evidence to support the existence of such an historical figure.
However, having recently read a book written by a trusted skeptic, I have to admit something.
If Jesus didn't really exist, would we be able to find parts of the cross that he was hung on?
If Jesus didn't really exist, would we find his foreskin?
Well, the evidence is in - if it is completely absurd to deny the existence of Jesus if you find his foreskin, then it must be 16 times as absurd to deny the existence of Jesus if we are able to locate 16 of his foreskins! Really, most men only have one foreskin removed, it'd take a god-man to be able to give up 16!
And the cross? They've found enough splinters from the actual cross that Jesus was hung on, as they say, to build a few log cabins! What does that tell you? There is not a non-god man in this world that could carry a cross that weighs as much as a few log cabins - it must have been Jesus/god's cross.
Add to all this, a few shrouds (including the shroud at Turin) and there is no denying the historicty of Jesus Christ.
(Note: Don't go claiming that the shroud at Turin isn't real, I saw Religulous and one of the people interviewed even stated that the shroud was in the shape of a man but only consisted of female DNA - something you'd expect since Jesus was born of a virgin! Oh - they even found jars of the Virgin Mary's milk - you can't make this stuff up!)
In case you want to know more, I encourage you to get your hands on the book by James Randi, entitled "Faith Healers" (you know it's more proof of god and Jesus' existence because faith healers must exist or there wouldn't be a book written about them). (Visit http://www.sarniabookkeeper.com/ to get a copy!) If you're not in Sarnia, it's available on Amazon.com too.