I thought Gumby was God........or is he just "a god"?
Seriously though, I do not believe that Jesus was God or part of a trinity. I think he was a man.....I'm not even sure anymore if I believe he was the Messiah. As we well know today, when a charismatic figure dies a tragic death at an early age (example: Elvis), it doesn't take much before their followers elevate the decease's status to sainthood or beyond. I believe that someone named Jesus did exist and I believe he was a good person who really did care for the undergod and was appalled at the way the rank and file Jew was being treated by the leaders of the day. I believe he was put to death for sedition against the Roman Empire, probably at the instigation of a few powerful Jewish leaders who wanted him out of the way, but most likely not by the bloodthirsty "crowds" that the New Testament indicates was responsible.
Seeing as Jesus died a tragic death at an early age, his followers----after their initial shock and grief----began to make him out as something more than what he was. We all still tend to do that today. It was at least 20 years after he died that his followers began writing about his life and I believe that somewhere in those 20 or 30 years, he began to be seen as something more than just a man by those that survived him. Plus, many of the gospels and letters that make up the New Testament were edited and re-written before becoming "officially" canonized. I think some scriptures were altered by those who wanted to elevate Jesus' status and to make it appear that he was God himself.