David Fitzgerald presents a one-hour talk at Skepticon 3 in 2010 regarding his book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All.
Bottom line in this discussion: It makes no difference whether or not Jesus is based on a real person. The character is effectively fictional.
Even many atheists believe there probably was an historical Jesus of some sort. This video is support for the mythical view of Jesus.
This blogger, after reading from many sources with different views regarding the historicity of Jesus, is left with this troubling thought: If Christianity IS true, why has its god left such poor evidence for such in general, and for Jesus in particular?