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A Gospel Story older than the Gospel

11 September 2012, 07:22

If I was to tell you a story about a great man, a holy man which had the following plot elements:

This man:

  • Was born of a virgin
  • Was the only begotten son of god
  • Mother was Meri (or Mary)
  • Had a foster father
  • Descended from a royal line
  • Was born in ignoble/humble circumstances
  • Birth was announced to his mother by an angel
  • Birth was heralded by a star
  • Was born in December
  • Birth announced by angels
  • Birth witnessed by shepherds
  • Birth also witnessed by 3 superior (wise) beings
  • A king tried to have him killed when he was a baby
  • Mother is told by supernatural means to hide herself and her child
  • Comes of age at 12 by means of a special ritual
  • We know nothing of his life between 12 and 30
  • Baptised in a river by someone described as the Baptiser who is later beheaded
  • Taken from the desert up a mountain to be tempted and resists
  • Had twelve disciples
  • Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored the sight of the blind, stilled the sea by his power
  • Raised a man from the dead
  • Transfigured on a mountain
  • Most famous sermon was the Sermon on the Mount
  • Died from exposure by crucifixion
  • Was accompanied at his crucifixion by two thieves
  • Descended into hell and resurrected after 3 days
  • Resurrection announced by women
  • Is to reign for 1000 years in the Millennium
  • Main role – Saviour of Humanity
  • Called God-Man
  • Title: KRST, the anointed one
  • Also known as: The good shepherd, the lamb of God, the bread of life, the son of man, the Word, the fisher, the winnower
  • Main symbols: Fish, beetle, the vine, shepherd’s crook

Anyone who has been to church or Sunday School, any Christian today reading the above list would very quickly, long before the list was complete, say that these are the ‘facts’ from the life of Jesus. In a sense that is correct because these life events, names and facts have been attributed to Jesus by the founders of the Christian religion.

In fact however, they are the facts from the life of a very popular Egyptian god called Horus – and these ‘facts’ had been circulating for centuries before Jesus was allegedly born. It was shocking to me as well when I first learned about this but then quite soon after that came anger. I had been lied to (perhaps inadvertently in modern times) but this wonderful story I had believed for so long was an entirely made up story and not only made up but lazily so by stealing it from stories of figures that were around for hundreds of years already. The story was a successful one, it had stood the test of time. Jesus of Nazareth is none of then a fictional reincarnation of the much older Horus of Egypt. It is impossible to argue that copying did not take place and the direction was the Christian gospel copying from the Egyptian one.

No one in their right mind after learning about this can honestly continue being a Christian because essentially you will have to at the same time admit that you are worshipping a myth as accurate as Snow White and Seven Dwarves. It might seem sacrilegious to suggest it, but sacrilege is a concept implanted in your mind by centuries of Christianity. If Jesus was not who the church says he was, you cannot be guilty of sacrilege by rejecting this made up religion. I urge you to do so. Life is so much better being free from the shackles of religion.

The majority of Christians reading this will, I know, simply and without further thought, just reject it. They will reject it because they are irrationally attached to a religion into which they have invested an enormous amount of time, energy and so much money. It might also be a thing of pride and to admit they have been lied to will simply be too hard to bear psychologically or how friends and family will react if they recanted. I feel sorry for these people, trapped as they are. It is my hope however that there will be people like me at the time I read about the myth making that took place that are ready to shed the shackles of religion and be free from the suffocating influence of a deity that promises so much but delivers nothing hard work and to a lesser degree, luck, fate and coincidence will not deliver with the added benefit that you get the credit and can plot your own life.

Those who still need an emotional crutch, please feel free to live in wilful ignorance believing in your god but to the select few that are ready – take this opportunity to say the following:

“I reject Christianity, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father as myths. I take responsibility for my own destiny and resolve to enjoy life to the utmost for the time I have left.”

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