The notion of the existence of any individual or phenomenon can only be perpetuated in our minds and what we imagine that individual or phenomenon to be like.
Without the human imagination, there is no perpetuation of thought.
field test 1:
I asked my cat if he would tell his descendants and colleagues about Jesus(et al), he looked at me blankly.
field test 2:
I asked my pet bansai tree if it would divulge its ruminations about Jesus(et al), it offered no response
field test 3:
I asked my animated Italian neighbour about his ruminations about Jesus. An hour later, I retreated to my medicine cabinet, for two capsules of paracetamol.
We humans assume we are awfully special, dont we !!!