Almost no one today denies that Jesus was a real historical person, in fact the opposite is true. Historians agree for example that Jesus was born and lived about 2,000 years ago in the Middle East and that He was crucified during the time of Pontius Pilate. Historians agree on this because of the overwhelming historically reliable written evidence about Jesus and will cite the works of people like Tacitus and Flavius Josephus as well as the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the writings of Paul, Peter, and other New Testament writers as credible evidence for the historical Jesus.
This creates a real problem for groups like the Jesus Seminar who, through speculative imagination and a bizarre form of pseudo-democratization of historical methods, attempt to change what is historically known about the life of Jesus. Paradoxically, to accept many if not all of the fanciful theories produced by such groups, logical thinking must be replaced with a faith so blind that history becomes abandoned to fiction and facts superseded by mythology. Sadly the regurgitation of these myths in the media, in school text books, and in the popular entertainment industry has become so common and so frequent that many people have either been brainwashed into believing them or, because they have never been exposed to the truth, are ignorant to the fact that the New Testament is historically reliable.
The truth of the matter is that the historically reliable evidence is so great that those who believe the Bible are neither naive nor fools. Rather those who hold the contrary position are led by a secular “faith” that is both unreasoning and unreasonable; a faith so devoid of logic that it must be regarded as irrational.