Honestly? There is already so much controversy, discussion, debate and speculation surrounding the Buddha's existence, that I cannot personally see of what benefit such discussion can bring.
I merely ask myself in situations like this, "what will this directly do to enhance my practice? How will this benefit my progress along the path? "
Could you answer that for me?
You will not be punished FOR
your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY
Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap." ‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word.
And mindful of that, if I don't respond, may be why....