Comment: Hmm...

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Hmm...

...not sure you read your first article all the way through. The scholar says he still believes that Christ is the Son of God and that he doesn't mean for people to doubt the biblical texts. He's just thinking tradition has added more descriptive details to the execution than are actually stated there. I'm not saying I agree with his view, but to prop up his view as denying the Christian faith is misleading.

At the end of the article:

Mr Samuelsson said: "That a man named Jesus existed in that part of the world and in that time is well-documented. He left a rather good foot-print in the literature of the time.

"I do believe that the mentioned man is the son of God. My suggestion is not that Christians should reject or doubt the biblical text.

"My suggestion is that we should read the text as it is, not as we think it is. We should read on the lines, not between the lines. The text of the Bible is sufficient. We do not need to add anything."