And I'll forego breaking down the laundry list of highly dubious claims, "evidence" and outright falsehoods that "support" the story of Jesus as factual just to pass the time.
I've had far too many of these debates and it always comes down to what sources you put your trust in. But if you dig deep enough, the roots of conspiracy and myth are exposed. Religious apologists have a vested interest in perpetuating their mythology. Religion/faith is a deeply emotional and highly profitable endeavor, and any attempts to shed light on the fraud and enlighten the sheep are met with vigorous resistance on both ends of that spectrum, and understandably so.
I have no animus towards the faithful, only towards deception.
And to presume that I've done little research relative to you regarding the subject of religion and its origins, in all its variations, is to presume way too much. You may continue to engage me in this conversation, but I said in the beginning that I wasn't interested in debating this topic. Despite my knowing better I replied anyway, and I can see that if I continue that I will be going down that familiar road. I've done it enough.
Your first mistake was assuming that I was speaking on the topic from a religious perspective. I'm not. I have zero qualms with anyone disbelieving Christianity as a faith or all other faiths, or questioning the miracles or other non-scientific implausibilities found in the Bible and other religious works. If anything, I am glad that people will attempt to apply logical reasoning to situations that obviously demand it.
I am adamantly dismissive of the Jesus myth arguments because they smack of the same faith-based circuitous logic that they claim the religious subsist on. Primary textual sources? Forgeries! Cultural impact in an ancient near eastern society that celebrated character attributes diametrically opposed to the ones embodied by the character of Jesus? Mass delusion! The fact that no fewer than three major religious traditions all reference the same character in a historical fashion? Cross-religious conspiracies! That's not mention the entire groundswell of contemporaneous Gnostic sects who built their entire theology on trying to claim that Jesus was a spiritual being and that the form he held on earth amongst his followers was an illusion, because no God would humiliate himself by actually taking the form of a mere human. In other words, there existed entire sects within Christianity that were trying to convince the believers of that time that the Jesus they saw wasn't even a flesh and blood human!
You want to argue that Jesus was just a man and that God does not exist and that religion is a farce? Knock yourself out. You want to claim that an entire fiction was started and was perpetuated despite mass persecution and social ostracism around a figure that didn't even exist, and they managed to convince pagan Romans, non-Christian Jews and eventually even Muslims to perpetuate the myth? That's not science, that's faith.