Yes, I beleive that jesus existed. He was most likely a very spiritual man and one who could have led his people well.
Was he a witch? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... REALLY? Someone has been reading WAY to much Dan Brown.
There is NOTHING historically written that indicates in ANY way that jesus practiced the craft.
Since you want to lead this discussion, I will wait for the next question. We want to keep everyone happy, not be able to comment freely or anything.
While I have several Dan Brown books, they were gifted and I've not read them.
That being said, it was my interpretation, as well, that Jesus was persecuted for being a witch practicing witchcraft. Yet, to be more specific, he was quite a wizard and understood things that were not commonplace knowledge among those with which he dwelled. It is my understanding that he was Spiritual but bound by Religion. In the old testament, it wasn't witches, it was poisoners who were to be "put to death"... Defining factors matters vary.
I would be interested in what your views are.