I'll saythis much. Neither Muhammed nor (especially) Joseph Smith would have even been widely known had Jesus not started the trend.
I think the Jews would argue that Jesus was a newcomer to the trend. But in any case, the point is that other successful brands are available so your point is rebutted.
The next question is what did jesus originally represent that made Him a popular brand? Hope for oppressed downtrodden people? Liberation from stern secular governments? Liberation from authoritarian religions?
Sure and political opportunism etc.
Or perhaps you guys will argue that He became a myth that supported the creation of a franchise.
He probably WAS a myth that supported the creation of a franchise. And it's probably not a single He.
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