The teachings and behavior ascribed to Jesus conform to several sects and thus he (or his creators) likely attempted to create their own sect by cannibalizing the best ideas from several. We can identify components of Essene, Pharisee, and Baptist cult elements in the teachings and behavior of Jesus, and that's even just from what limited information we have. There were at least ten and possibly as many as thirty sects of Judaism at the time, about most of whom we know nothing or next to nothing, so there's no telling which of those sects the Gospel Jesus most resembled.
If Jesus was a historical person, which religious sect do you think he most likely came from?
The Atheist Perspective
Why did your omniscient and omnipotent god think it was a good idea to use a BOOK to relay his vitally important message to mankind?
Where is the justice in punishing us for Adam's sin?
Who is the Last Imam? When is he to come? Is this in the Qur'an? Where does this belief come from?
How do you reconcile the difference in answers from the different columnists to the questions on this website?
How is the trinity monotheistic?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
Atheist The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Atheist Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism Richard Carrier Atheist The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris Atheist Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Richard Carrier Atheist Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith Richard Carrier Atheist God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens Atheist Humanism: A Very Short Introduction Stephen Law Atheist Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Michael Martin