My title talks about Jesus the main persona of the Christian religion and Spongebob Squarepants, on of my favorite cartoon characters. One wouldn't naturally think there was much to say about comparing the two. In fact, I would expect one response would be that there is no comparison, at least, no similarities, because Jesus was historically a real person/divine being, and Spongebob, well, he's an imaginary talking sponge. Another dis-similarity might be that , given who Jesus is, he's the center of one of the world's great religions. Spongebob, on the other hand, has a fan club.
Well, I know about these differences. I want to compare the two because in one important way they are very much alike. By my way of thinking, the similarity that I will point out here goes toward whether Jesus was a real person, in any way divine, and should be the center of any such religion.