Give Thanks Still Looking....
I think I finally see where the I is coming from, and while I do not really understand why the I chooses to view things as such, it is as you said...a matter of free will, fair enough. I do understand that views like the kid in Zimbabwe are sad and your reasons for feeling repelled by that kind of mentality are fully justified. however...
When I look to His Majesty as a Man in the here and now(not a myth) I see a Man who bases His life on the concept of that myth, who went out of His way to promote it the world over, His Majesty brings Christ to the here and now and makes the teachings real, and by His own bloodline He makes Christ ever more real. If the I asked I on the street, Do you know of His Majesty, I would say YES. My yes is merely based on years of studying this Man through the books, personal application, and that which just comes through nature, and I must say that I still don't see how studying this Man does not bring Christ into the picture.
But to each their own, I'm glad that the I doesn't look to the sky for jeebus to come and save you. But here on Earth there's a lot to overstand, and the I will have a lot of questions coming still. I would like to focus on the similarity as well, but to find it we have to ask some questions first.