There is no doubt to me that if Christ touched my life like he has some of yours, I would believe, too. Until then, I must wait. It's the only honest thing to do. - LeavingWT
No problem in waiting, Jesus is wants us to come to him when we are ready and his patience is long lasting, as is his Love.
While I appreciate the sincerity of belief in these writings that you and other have, it is not enough for me to accept these stories at face value any more than I would believe fantastic stories of Muhammad, Moses, or Siddhartha Gautama.
I can understand that.
I don't question the historical fact of Jesus existence any more than that of those other "prophets." I do think that whatever Jesus said or did was embellished upon, and those embellishments were the key to the growth and acceptance of Christianity.
There is no reason to believe that, there really is no evidence to that, not in the Historical context, UNLESS you view the scriptures as innerrant.
Also, the fact that people of other religions experience "the divine" tells me that there is nothing unique about Christianity as a spiritual path.
I would disagree that there is nothing unique about Christianity.
I furthermore disagree with the premise of Christian faith which is the need for salvation though a mediator to be accepted by a god. The emotional need to believe in a particular way speaks more of the believer's culture than the validity of the path itself.
I think that, if one has heard the message and felt it to be true then yes, Jesus is needed to be One with God.
Now, if one hears the message and finds it to be false I would think that woudl depend on WHY it was found to be false.
Somehow I doubt that God and Jesus would hold it against people that have been betrayed by relgion to lose faith in them.