You gotta wonder...

If over 70 million people voted for Trump, and many think he is Jesus, come back as a fat woman who had a sex change operation (who, regardless, has a massive cult following - Jesus only had 12)... I think the evidence indicates that Jesus must have been a lying con man, too. But not as accomplished as the King of the Kons.

Is religion nothing more than a big, fat grift targeting the mentally ill? confused

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller