This discussion really hasn't addressed any facts, has it?
Which part of this is in dispute?
1.People told verbal stories about Jesus.
2.The stories got passed around.
3.About 70 years after the events of those stories people started writing them down.
4.There were many variations, versions and opinions about Jesus, the stories and the writings.
5.Early on, the Jews who believed in Jesus as the Messiah began clashing with non-Jews who accepted Jesus as more of a Greek demi-god.
6.By the time Constantine was Roman Emperor the world of "christianity" was diverse, at odds, opinionated and divergent.
7.Constantine tried to gather christian leaders together to obtain grounds for agreement and orthodoxy.
8.Almost three centuries after Jesus, the Nicean Council created an Orthodox set of beliefs which emphatically split christians into one of two distinct groups: right and wrong (orthodox and non-orthodox.)
9.The pressure and power of the Roman christians purged non-orthodox believers, banished them and marginalized their beliefs.
10. The destruction of the Jewish center of worship in Jerusalem sent Jewish christians into hiding and allowed the Greco-Roman portion of Jesus believers to flourish and predominate.
11. Anti-Jewish writing crept into the Jesus saga.
12. The Roman Empire eventually split into the Italian and the Greek Orthodox. Rome vs Constantinople. Even though Rome "fell" in 476 A.D. Constantinople continued the power of the empire until the 13th century.
13. The BIBLE emerged gradually as an assemblage of varied writings with attestations for and against. The letters of Paul were not holy at first but acquired that status eventually. By the time of Martin Luther there were 73 books in the Bible. Luther expunged all but 66 and wanted to get rid of Hebrews, James, Revelation and perhaps others.
14. Not one single original, autograph writing exists on the face of the earth--BUT--all subsequent versions of the Bible are based on purported copies of copies of copies to a greater or lesser extent.
15. Thousands of dissonant versions demonstrate we do not have a way of actually knowing what the original WORDS were or what they specifically said.
16. ALL arguments based on proof-texts are factually prone to dispute without originals by which to check what is being argued. Therefore, all divisions, sects, disputes and denominations are equally good or bad as to text.
17. Nothing can be proved by the Bible since nothing can be verified.
18. Theologians are split into groups thus: rabidly dogmatic about the purity of scripture, cautious but determined to believe in principles of scripture and agnostic and indeterminate but interested historically.
19. What you believe about the Bible has more to do with your personality than any holy facts.
20. Intellectual honesty is the product of admitting facts even when they clash with what you desire.