I have followed a Pagan religion for over 20 years, and during that time have had to explain and justify my beliefs many, many times for people who either cannot or do not want to understand why I choose to hold beliefs outside of the "norm". Invariably, at some point when some are questioning me on what I believe and why the question will arise "Don't you believe in Jesus?"
My response leads to further confusion for the questioner, because I always respond to the positive. Yes, I do believe that Jesus, the man, lived and died around the Sea of Galilee around 2000 years ago. Yes, I do believe that he was a great man and that he performed great miracles. I believe that he was an Enlightened Soul who taught much about loving one another and finding our soul connections to Spirit. But, I don't worship him and I am not a Christian.
Jesus is one of many prophets, holy men, and Ascended Masters from different times, different places, and difference religions who has lived on this Earth. We have a tendancy to discount as "untrue" teachings put forth from those who follow religious beliefs different from our own, and to put forward as being "infallible" truth those teachings put forth from followers, or founders of religious beliefs the same as our own. But, at their heart, the words of all of these teachers and prophets has been the same - Be kind to each other. Take care of those who need taken care of. Feed the hungry. Heal the sick. Love your fellow man.
In reading Jesus Through Pagan Eyes I was able to clarify some of the thoughts and ideas I had held about this man over the years. I actually went through and answered the interview questions put towards other Pagans within the third section of the book. You can read my responses to those questions at This Pagan's View of Jesus