The nonsense first. The following message appeared on a motel sign in Fergus Falls on Easter Sunday in 2005:
Man or God~~His Message was Love
What a patronizing tip-of-the-hat to the resurrected Christ.
Contrast that with what was written in Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis:
“I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with a poached egg–or else he would be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon, or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.