“We are speaking,” he said, “of a time in which gods had sons. It was not so unusual to be a son of god. The miracle, at least in that time and in that place, was first that Jesus – a peasant, a Jew, a nobody in an Empire ruled exclusively by somebodies – was the son of that God, the all-powerful God of Abraham and Moses. That God’s son was not an emperor. Not even a trained rabbi. A peasant and a Jew. A nobody like you. While the Buddha was special because he abandoned his wealth and noble birth to seek enlightenment, Jesus was special because he lacked wealth and noble birth, but inherited the ultimate nobility: King of Kings.