Is there any historical proof that Jesus Christ existed?

Tacitus mentions what Christians in Rome were saying about Jesus not that Jesus actually existed. Josephus mentions James the brother of Jesus. The passage where Josephus calls Jesus a "wise man" and truly "the Christ" is obviously bullshit as Josephus would've never written such a thing.

Ironically, It's another case of obvious bullshit that makes an actual Jesus from Nazareth likely - the gospels shoe-horning fulfilled messianic prophecy retroactively by having Joseph travel from Nazareth to his ancestor's hometown from 1000 years prior I Bethlehem for some worldwide census which is absurd and never happened. If Jesus was merely a myth, the writers could've just simply placed the family in Bethlehem from the start.

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