One comforting factor may be a recognition that some
of the basic teachings of Christianity and some of the traditionally
accepted events of Jesus' life may actually be over 4,500 years old,
grounded in the pre-history of humanity. Another is that, when we strip
away the miraculous and supernatural legends in the gospels which came
from Pagan sources, we are left with the natural. What remains is a story
of an itinerant Jewish teacher who followed the teachings of the 1st Century BCE Jewish philosopher: Hillel.
We have a Jewish Rabbi who taught through parables and by example. These are the core teachings of Jesus which emerge from the gospels -- undiluted by Pagan material.