Please. The opposite of Christian is not atheist. You don't have to be either an atheist or non-religious to think that Jesus never existed. Aside from the religion based on his life story, there's not much reason to think that there ever was such a person. There are lots of folks who never even thought that the jesus story was anything other than a well-crafted religious myth. There's a name for us: we're called Jews and Buddhists and Hindus. The question of atheism is another matter altogether. This DVD deals with the question of whether Christianity is founded on the basis of a complete falsehood. That question too is a phony. It's entirely possible that there was a rabbi named Yeheshua to whose biography a lot of amplifications have been added. The real issue is whether the Jesus stories are complete or partial fabrications. It's possible to be a devout Christian and admit that there's some myth added to the history. It's also possible to be a thoroughgoing atheist and allow that there was a fellow named Yeheshua or Jesus who preached in Israel about 2000 years ago.
This DVD does a worthwhile job of raising the question, but it doesn't begin to explore the issue in any depth. What we have instead is someone's personal biography of belief. It's a good piece of work in that way, but not so great as an argument about the historicity of Jesus.
I grew up thinking I was a Christian, but I've gotten over it and I'm now an atheist. Up until a year or so ago, I was willing to say there probably was some great teacher/rabbi/philosopher named Jesus who had a lot of good concepts. The thought that he might not have existed never even entered into my thought processes. Then I read an article called "Choking on the Camel" on a website called Ebon Musings (I can't put in a link, but you can go look it up), on the historical evidence for him, or … more