Much is made of the idea that Jesus called himself the Son of God,
but then so did Adam (Lk3:38), David (Ps2:7), Ephraim (Jer 31:9).
In fact any Jew might well call himself a son of God.
Even the Emperor Augustus was the Son of God,
being the son of the divine Caesar.
It seems apparent in the bible, that Jesus appeals to a higher power,
and that when he, as a son of God (ie a Jew) refers to his Father
(and tells us that, if we follow him, we can do the same),
this is not a claim of divinity, but the reverse.
"Son of God" can be seen as affirming that he acted,
in the likeness of God, as God might act.
There’s a family likeness, a resemblance.
"Son of God" means reflecting the character of God.
Much is made of his action in forgiving sins
but that has been done by ancient shamans
since religion was invented.
It is a powerful weapon in
the priestly armoury,
Much is made of his reported miracles.
People respond in the same way today in the world of healing evangelists.
People have always responded with a change of behaviour,
to the presence of poweful charismatic figures.
The miracles were reported as facts,
but may have been analogies
for a change of heart.
There is no reality to divinity in any human, though any may have divinity within.
The proclamation of the divine Christ
has become a smokescreen
hiding the impact of his message.