It seems to me, that they do this, during this time of year, for the marketing value. And so many people willingly believe this tripe instead of the physical evidence that surrounds the Gospel story. Not more than 20-25 years after this man Jesus lived, a coherent history was reported. Not more than 3 or 4 months after this man’s supposed death and subsequent resurrection, thousands of Jews who had never seen this particular man, but were at least nominally observant – they did travel from all parts of the world for the Passover – well, those Jews converted and became the backbone of the movement in this man’s name. They were challenged by the their families, their countrymen, and their religious teachers. They were beaten and murdered as they gathered in their homes to pray to this particular man.
Somehow, just somehow, based on empirical evidence, something had to have happened nearly 2000 years ago to drive these men and women to their deaths in the defense of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this particular man of Galilee. Something had to happen in the days before mass media to spread the gospel like wildfire among not just a few backwater towns in Palestine, but throughout the Empire and around the world in just a few decades.