The real question shouldn't be whether or not God exists. (God is too undefined a concept for the question to be meaningful anyway.) The better question is: Does truth matter? Does reality play a role in human destiny? Or can we just lie and defraud and get away with it forever?
The real question shouldn't be whether Jesus existed as a real person in history; a better question is whether or not civilization has ever bent its rules to sabotage a reformer. The following question must then also be asked: did civilization break its own laws to sabotage a reformer once? or are cheating and torture standard features of human super-groups?
Churches hawk salvation while joining society (followers leading and leaders following) in undermining the intelligence that might otherwise help us to survive. It isn't just the Temple that Jesus was prevented from being understood at; he would have been crucified had he gone to the university, or if he had performed his cures in the parking lot of the hospital: while inside the doctors were trying to get $30,000 per hour for procedures that kill as often as they help.