I found this very fun video on a liberal Christian site. And I left the following comment:
The analogy is too tempting, so I must succumb (the flesh is weak): Much of Christianity seems like a staged performance around the actions of someone who never intended the final production.
1. For the Biblically impaired: ” Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:38 and Matt 26:41
2. After writing this, I realized that I could have very well have also substituted the word Buddhism for Christianity in my comment. For most of Buddhism, practiced around the world is loaded with adoration of and prayers to gods, bodhisattvas and other spirits. Not to mention the various mythologies of the Buddha that later developed including his virgin birth (remember, he was born before Jesus) and his heroic previous incarnations. It should not be surprising that what happened to Jesus’ stories happen to other religious leaders — not because God works that way, but because humans (the creators of myths) work that way.