I believe Christ was an ordinary man just like the Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or any other so called messiah, prophet, or deity. I consider religion to be the most destructive force on the planet. More people have been killed in the name of god than for any other reason. Religious intolerance divides people even more than racial hatred. The worst part of it is that they are all fighting over who has the best imaginary friend. I see very religious people as superstitious and intellectually challenged. Of course, I do have dear friends who are religious because I love them enough to accept them in spite of their cognitive failings. I hope that there is intelligent life somewhere out there in space, because there clearly isn't any here on Earth.
There aren't any benevolent aliens coming to save us from self-destruction. We are all together on this fragile little mud-ball out in space and there are no emergency exits. It is up to us to take care of ourselves and each other. Even if we suddenly evolve in our consciousness enough to stop killing each other, we could easily be wiped out altogether by an asteroid, comet, solar explosion, supernova or other unforeseen calamity. Our best hope is to immediately stop fighting, dissolve all national borders, stigmatize religion enough to prevent its destructive force, and begin a global effort to colonize space. Don't worry, anyone who wants to stay on Earth will have that option.