We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’
" ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me"
This is the sort of passage that is ignored by those who prefer to label Jesus as nothing beyond a 'great philosopher'. If he was indeed nothing more than human, and you examine statements like this, he had to be a raving lunatic with delusions of godhood. Which those who want to label Jesus as merely human will NOT say. Though they SHOULD, of course, to be honest and consistent.
By contrast, if you examine the words of great men and philosophers, they DON'T make statements like this. Ghandi, for example, never said anything like 'I will be with you always, until the end of the age'. Show me a 'philosopher' who says things like 'today, you will join me in paradise' to a dying thief. Martin Luther King did allude to perhaps not making it to the mountaintop, but being with those that did. But he was in turn alluding to Jesus' own promises.