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Jesus and Dionysus

Several of the critics of Christianity would have us believe that the New Testament plagiarized the myth of the Dionysus cult. Nevertheless, the only similarities between Dionysus and Jesus are in the imagination of the purveyor of this myth. Why would they do such a thing, if it weren’t so? Well, I couldn’t claim that all simply wish to make their fortunes on the name of Jesus without submitting to him as their Lord, but when I consider some of the outright lies I’ve investigated in this series concerning supposed pagan similarities, it is difficult to imagine the almighty dollar isn’t behind most of it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Jesus, Religion, Syncretism

 

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Jesus and Zoroastrianism

I had been under the impression that Zoroaster was a Persian god, but I was wrong. After a little investigation I have found that he is actually a Persian prophet. Some would like to date him about 1700 BCE, but most scholars date him to about the sixth century BCE, but even this is not set in stone. At any rate the Zoroastrian religion predates the time of Jesus. Actually, Zoroaster is his Greek name. The Persians called him Zarathustra. Nevertheless, his early dating before the life of Christ is not to say that everything written about Zarathustra dates back to the time before Jesus. It doesn’t, and this is easily proved but it is not always believed by those who bent on showing the New Testament accounts of Jesus are taken from or at least based upon the Zoroastrian religion. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Jesus, Religion, Syncretism

 

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Jesus and Horus

In this blogpost I’ll be referring to the fourth god that the writers of the New Testament are supposed to have copied in order to sell Jesus to the gentile world. One has to wonder how many similarities can be found by modern scholars (so-called) who seek to sell this sort of trash to the unsuspecting world, especially those of us in America. Perhaps the answer is according to how many gods were worshiped at the time of the New Testament’s writing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2010 in Jesus, Religion, Syncretism

 

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Jesus and Attis

I find it humorous in a way that the Apostles are said to have copied so many pagan religious beliefs, modeling Jesus after each of the heroes found therein. It seems logical, if the writers of the New Testament plagiarized a religious belief, they would have used only one or at the most two, picking the best stories from each. This is not the case, however, when one reads about Jesus, the copycat savior. We are to believe he is the copy of Mithras, the copy of Krishna, the copy of Attis etc. It seems that purveyors of these similarities are just throwing everything out there, hoping that something will stick. This latest investigation of mine into the supposed similarity of Jesus and Attis is pretty pathetic. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Jesus, Religion, Syncretism

 

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Jesus and Krishna

Some people believe that there are so many similarities between Jesus and Krishna that it seems obvious that they refer to the same individual. This is partially true, but not in the manner most purveyors of this similarity would like us to believe. Some of the supposed similarities are:

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Jesus, Religion, Syncretism

 

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The New Testament and Syncretism

There is absolutely no question that the world out of which the New Testament was born was syncretistic. I believe all modern scholarship would agree that there was extensive borrowing going on between all of what we term pagan religions of the 1st century CE. The real question is: did the Apostles or the writers of the New Testament borrow from the religions around them in order to sell Jesus to the gentile world? Personally, I don’t see a shred of real evidence to support the theory that they did. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Christianity, Religion, Syncretism

 

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Jesus, the Mithras and December 25th

Have you ever run across people who believe the apostles simply copied similarities from the Mithras religion in order to gain a following? Well, I have run across a few on the discussion forums, and they try to say the Christian faith is based upon this Persian religion that the Roman military popularized in the West. Well, it just isn’t so. There isn’t a shred of solid evidence to prove their case. For example, a few people have tried to tell me that the god, Mithras, was born on December 25th just like Christianity says about Jesus. Well, there are two obvious things wrong with their conclusion. First of all, the Mithraic scholarship of today is undecided about when Mithras was supposed to have been born, and, secondly, several pagan religions celebrated the birth of their god about this time of year. It is winter solstice, after all! So, even if it could be shown that Mithras was born at this time, what makes folks believe Christianity copied him? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Christianity, Religion, Syncretism

 

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