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|Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:16pm On Aug 26, 2012|
We have seen that there is no evidence for the historicity of the Christian founder, that the earliest Christian proponents were as a whole either utterly credulous or astoundingly deceitful, and that said “defenders of the faith” were
compelled under incessant charges of fraud to admit that Christianity was a rehash of older religions.
It has also been demonstrated that the world into which Christianity was born was filled with assorted gods and goddesses, as opposed
to a monotheistic vacuum. In fact, in their fabulous exploits and wondrous powers many of these gods and goddesses are virtually the same as the Christ character, as
attested to by the Christian apologists themselves.
In further inspecting this issue we
discover that “Jesus Christ” is in fact a compilation of these various gods, who were worshipped and whose dramas were regularly played out by ancient peoples long
before the Christian era.
Although many people have the impression that the ancient world consisted of unconnected nations and tribes, the truth is that during the era Jesus allegedly lived
there was a trade and brotherhood network that stretched from Europe to China.
This information network included the library at Alexandria and had access to numerous oral traditions and manuscripts that told the same narrative portrayed in
the New Testament with different place names and ethnicity for the characters.
In actuality, the legend of Jesus nearly identically parallels the story of Krishna, for example, even in detail, with the Indian myth dating to at least as far back as 1400
BCE. Even greater antiquity can be attributed to the well-woven Horus myth of Egypt, which also is practically identical to the Christian version but which preceded it by
thousands of years.
The Jesus story incorporated elements from the tales of other deities recorded in this widespread area of the ancient world, including several of the following world
saviors, most or all of whom predate the Christian myth. It is not suggested that all of these characters were used in the creation of the Christian myth, as some of them are found in parts of the world purportedly unknown at the time; however, it is certain
that a fair number of these deities were utilized. Thus, we find the same tales around the world about a variety of godmen and sons of God, a number of whom also had
virgin births or were of divine origin; were born on or near December 25th in a cave
or underground; were baptized; worked miracles and marvels; held high morals, were compassionate, toiled for humanity and healed the sick; were the basis of soul salvation and/or were called “Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer”; had Eucharists;
vanquished darkness; were hung on trees or crucified; and were resurrected and returned to heaven, whence they came.
The list of these saviors and sons of God includes the following:
· Adad and Marduk of Assyria, who was considered “the Word” (Logos)
· Adonis, Aesclepius, Apollo (who was resurrected at the vernal
equinox as the lamb), Dionysus, Heracles (Hercules) and Zeus of
· Alcides of Thebes, divine redeemer born of a virgin around 1200 BCE
· Attis of Phrygia
· Baal or Bel of Babylon/Phoenicia
· Balder and Frey of Scandinavia
· Bali of Afghanistan
· Beddru of Japan
· Buddha and Krishna of India
· Chu Chulainn of Ireland
· Codom and Deva Tat of Siam
· Crite of Chaldea
· Dahzbog of the Slavs
· Dumuzi of Sumeria
· Fo-hi, Lao-Kiun, Tien, and Chang-Ti of China, whose birth was
attended by heavenly music, angels and shepherdsccxl
· Hermes of Egypt/Greece, who was born of the Virgin Maia and called
“the Logos” because he was the Messenger or Word of the Heavenly
· Hesus of the Druids and Gauls
· Horus, Osiris and Serapis of Egypt
· Indra of Tibet/India
· Ieo of China, who was “the great prophet, lawgiver and savior” with
· Issa/Isa of Arabia, who was born of the Virgin Mary and was the
“Divine Word” of the ancient Arabian Nasara/ Nazarenes around 400 BCE
· Jao of Nepal
· Jupiter/Jove of Rome
· Mithra of Persia/India
· Odin/Wodin/Woden/Wotan of the Scandinavians, who was
“wounded with a spear.”
· Prometheus of Caucasus/Greece
· Quetzalcoatl of Mexico
· Quirinius of Rome
· Salivahana of southern India, who was a “divine child, born of a
virgin, and was the son of a carpenter,” himself also being called “the Carpenter,” and whose name or title means “cross-borne”
· Tammuz of Syria, the savior god worshipped in Jerusalem
· Thor of the Gauls
· Universal Monarch of the Sibyls
· Wittoba of the Bilingonese/Telingonese
· Zalmoxis of Thrace, the savior who “promised eternal life to guests at his sacramental Last Supper. Then he went into the underworld, and rose again on the third day”
· Zarathustra/Zoroaster of Persia
· Zoar of the Bonzes
This list does not pretend to be complete, nor is there adequate room here to go into detail of all these mythological characters.
It should be noted that, as with Jesus, a number of these characters have been thought of in the past as being historical persons, but today almost none of them are considered as such.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:18pm On Aug 26, 2012|
HORUS/OSIRIS of Egypt
The legends of Osiris/Horus go back thousands of years, and many people over the millennia have thought Osiris to be a real person, some claiming he lived up to
22,000 years ago.
The cult of Osiris, Isis and Horus was widespread in the ancient
world, including in Rome. In the Egyptian myth, Horus and his
once-and-future Father, Osiris, are frequently interchangeable, as in “I and my Father are one.” Concerning Osiris, Walker says:
Of all savior-gods worshipped at the beginning of the Christian era, Osiris may have contributed more details to the evolving Christ figure than any other. Already very old in Egypt, Osiris was identified with nearly every other Egyptian god and was on the way to absorbing them all. He had well over 200 divine names. He was called the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God of Gods.
He was the Resurrection and the Life, the Good Shepherd, Eternity and Everlastingness, the god who “made men and women to be born again."
Budge says, “From first to last, Osiris was to the Egyptians the god-man who suffered, and died, and rose again, and reigned eternally in heaven. They believed that they would inherit eternal life, just as he had done. . . .”
Osiris’s coming was announced by Three Wise Men: the three stars Mintaka, Anilam, and
Alnitak in the belt of Orion, which point directly to Osiris’s star in the east, Sirius (Sothis), significator of his birth. . . .
Certainly Osiris was a prototypical Messiah, as well as a devoured Host. His flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat, the “plant of Truth.”. . . The cult of Osiris contributed a number of ideas and phrases to the Bible. The 23rd Psalm copied an
Egyptian text appealing to Osiris the Good Shepherd to lead the deceased to the “green pastures” and “still waters” of the nefer-nefer land, to restore the soul to the body, and to give protection in the valley of the shadow of death (the Tuat). The Lord’s Prayer was
prefigured by an Egyptian hymn to Osiris-Amen beginning, “O Amen, O Amen, who are in heaven.” Amen was also invoked at the end of every prayer.
As Col. James Churchward naively exclaims, “The teachings of Osiris and Jesus are wonderfully alike. Many passages are identically the same, word for word.”
Massey provides other details as to the similarity between Osirianism and Christianity:
For instance, in one of the many titles of Osiris in all his forms and places he is called “Osiris in the monstrance”. . . In the Roman ritual the monstrance is a transparent
vessel in which the host or victim is exhibited. . . . Osiris in the monstrance should of itself suffice to show that the Egyptian Karast (Krst) is the original Christ, and that
the Egyptian mysteries were continued by the Gnostics and Christianized in Rome.
Osiris was also the god of the vine and a great travelling teacher who civilized the world. He was the ruler and judge of the dead. In his passion, Osiris was plotted
against and killed by Set and “the 72.” Like that of Jesus, Osiris’s resurrection served to provide hope to all that they may do likewise and become eternal.
Osiris’s “son” or renewed incarnation, Horus, shares the following in common
· Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25th in a cave/manger with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
· His earthly father was named “Seb” (“Joseph”).
· He was of royal descent.
· At age 12, he was a child teacher in the Temple, and at 30, he was
baptized, having disappeared for 18 years.
· Horus was baptized in the river Eridanus or Iarutana (Jordan) by “Anup the Baptizer” (“John the Baptist”), who was decapitated.
· He had 12 disciples, two of whom were his “witnesses” and were
named “Anup” and “Aan” (the two “Johns”).
· He performed miracles, exorcised demons and raised El-Azarus (“El-
Osiris”), from the dead.
· Horus walked on water.
· His personal epithet was “Iusa,” the “ever-becoming son” of “Ptah,”
the “Father.” He was thus called “Holy Child.”
· He delivered a “Sermon on the Mount” and his followers recounted
the “Sayings of Iusa.”
· Horus was transfigured on the Mount.
· He was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a
tomb, and resurrected.
· He was also the “Way, the Truth, the Light,” “Messiah,” “God’s
Anointed Son,” the “Son of Man,” the “Good Shepherd,” the “Lamb of
God,” the “Word made flesh,” the “Word of Truth,” etc.
· He was “the Fisher” and was associated with the Fish (“Ichthys”),
Lamb and Lion.
· He came to fulfill the Law.
· Horus was called “the KRST,” or “Anointed One.”
· Like Jesus, “Horus was supposed to reign one thousand years.”
Furthermore, inscribed about 3,500 years ago on the walls of the Temple at Luxor were images of the Annunciation, Immaculate Conception, Birth and Adoration of Horus, with Thoth announcing to the Virgin Isis that she will conceive
Horus; with Kneph, the “Holy Ghost,” impregnating the virgin; and with the infant being attended by three kings, or magi, bearing gifts. In addition, in the catacombs at Rome are pictures of the baby Horus being held by the virgin mother Isis—the
original “Madonna and Child.” As Massey says:
It was the gnostic art that reproduced the Hathor-Meri and Horus of Egypt as the Virgin and child-Christ of Rome . . . You poor idiotai, said the Gnostics [to the early Christians], you have mistaken the mysteries of old for modern history, and accepted literally all that was only meant mystically.
Moreover, A. Churchward relates another aspect of the Egyptian religion found in Catholicism:
We see in the ancient Catholic churches, over the main altar, an equilateral triangle, and within it an eye. The addition of the eye to the triangle originated in Egypt—“the all seeing eye of Osiris.”
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:19pm On Aug 26, 2012|
KRISHNA OF INDIA
The similarities between the Christian character and the Indian messiah Krishna number in the hundreds, particularly when the early Christian texts now considered apocryphal are factored in. It should be noted that a common earlier English spelling
of Krishna was “Christna,” which reveals its relation to “Christ.”
Also, in Bengali, Krishna is reputedly “Christos,” which is the same as the Greek for “Christ” and
which the soldiers of Alexander the Great called Krishna.
It should be further noted
that, as with Jesus, Buddha and Osiris, many people have believed and continue to believe in a historical Krishna.
The following is a partial list of the
correspondences between Jesus and Krishna:
· Krishna was born of the Virgin Devaki (“Divine One”) on December 25th.
· His earthly father was a carpenter, who was off in the city paying tax while Krishna was born.
· His birth was signaled by a star in the east and attended by angels
and shepherds, at which time he was presented with spices.
· The heavenly hosts danced and sang at his birth.
· He was persecuted by a tyrant who ordered the slaughter of
thousands of infants.
· Krishna was anointed on the head with oil by a woman whom he
· He is depicted as having his foot on the head of a serpent.
· He worked miracles and wonders, raising the dead and healing
lepers, the deaf and the blind.
· Krishna used parables to teach the people about charity and love, and he “lived poor and he loved the poor.”
· He castigated the clergy, charging them with “ambition and
hypocrisy. . . Tradition says he fell victim to their vengeance.”
· Krishna’s “beloved disciple” was Arjuna or Ar-jouan (John).
· He was transfigured in front of his disciples.
· He gave his disciples the ability to work miracles.
· His path was “strewn with branches.”
· In some traditions he died on a tree or was crucified between two
· Krishna was killed around the age of 30, and the sun darkened at
· He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven “in the sight of all men.”
· He was depicted on a cross with nail-holes in his feet, as well as
having a heart emblem on his clothing.
· Krishna is the “lion of the tribe of Saki.”
· He was called the “Shepherd God” and considered the “Redeemer,”
“Firstborn,” “Sin Bearer,”
“Liberator,” “Universal Word.”
· He was deemed the “Son of God” and “our Lord and Savior,” who
came to earth to die for man’s salvation.
· He was the second person of the Trinity.
· His disciples purportedly bestowed upon him the title “Jezeus,” or “Jeseus,” meaning “pure essence.”
· Krishna is to return to judge the dead, riding on a white horse, and to do battle with the “Prince of Evil,” who will desolate the earth.
The story of Krishna as recorded in the ancient Indian legends and texts penetrated the West on a number of occasions.
One theory holds that Krishna
worship made its way to Europe as early as 800 BCE, possibly brought by the Phoenicians. Higgins asserts that Krishna-worship in Ireland goes back even further, and he points to much linguistic and archaeological evidence of this early migration.
Krishna was reinjected into Western culture on several other occasions, including by
Alexander the Great after the expansion of his empire and his sojourn in India.
It is also claimed that his worship was reintroduced during the first century CE by Apollonius of Tyana, who carried a fresh copy of the Krishna story in writing to the
West, where it made its way to Alexandria, Egypt. Graham relates the tale: The argument runs thus: There was in ancient India a very great sage called Deva
Bodhisatoua. Among other things he wrote a mythological account of Krishna, sometimes spelled Chrishna. About 38 or 40 A.D., Apollonius while traveling in the
East found this story in Singapore. He considered it so important he translated it into his own language, namely, Samaritan. In this he made several changes according to
his own understanding and philosophy. On his return he brought it to Antioch, and
there he died. Some thirty years later another Samaritan, Marcion, found it. He too made a copy with still more changes. This he brought to Rome about 130 A.D., where
he translated it into Greek and Latin.
Thus, we have the apparent origins of Marcion’s Gospel of the Lord, which he claimed was the Gospel of Paul. In addition to the gospel story, the moralistic teachings purportedly introduced by Jesus were established long before by Krishna. These similarities constitute the reason why Christianity has failed, despite repeated efforts for centuries, to make headway in India, as the Brahmans have recognized
Christianity as a relatively recent imitation of their much older traditions, which they have considered superior as well. Higgins relates:
The learned Jesuit Baldaeus observes that every part of the life of Cristna [Krishna]
has a near resemblance to the history of Christ; and he goes on to show that the time when the miracles are supposed to have been performed was during the Dwaparajug, which he admits to have ended 3,100 years before the Christian era. So that, as the
Cantab says, If there is meaning in words, the Christian missionary admits that the history of Christ was founded upon that of Crishnu [Krishna].
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:23pm On Aug 26, 2012|
Although most people think of Buddha as being one person who lived around 500 BCE, the character commonly portrayed as Buddha can also be demonstrated to
be a compilation of godmen, legends and sayings of various holy men both preceding and succeeding the period attributed to the Buddha (Gautama/ Gotama), as was demonstrated by Robertson:. . . Gotama was only one of a long series of Buddhas who arise at intervals and who all teach the same doctrine.
The names of twenty-four of such Buddhas who appeared before Gotama have been recorded. . . . It was held that after the death of each Buddha, his religion flourishes for a time and then decays. After it is forgotten, a new Buddha
emerges and preaches the lost Dhamma, or Truth. . . .
It seems quite probable in the light of these facts that any number of teachings attributed to “the Buddha” may have been in existence either before or at the time when Gotama was believed to have lived. . . .
The name Gotama is a common one; it is also full of mythological associations.
There was admittedly another Gotama known to the early Buddhists, who founded an order. So what proof is there that the sayings and doings of different Gotamas may not have been
ascribed to one person? . . .
Because of this non-historicity and of the following characteristics of the Buddha myth, which are not widely known but which have their hoary roots in the mists of time, we can safely assume that Buddha is yet another personification of the
ancient, universal mythos being revealed herein.
The Buddha character has the following in common with the Christ figure:
· Buddha was born on December 25th of the virgin Maya, and his birth was attended by a “Star of Announcement,” wise men and angels singing heavenly songs.
· At his birth, he was pronounced ruler of the world and presented with “costly jewels and precious substances.”
· His life was threatened by a king “who was advised to destroy the child, as he was liable to overthrow him.”
· Buddha was of royal lineage.
· He taught in the temple at 12.
· He crushed a serpent’s head (as was traditionally said of Jesus) and
was tempted by Mara, the “Evil One,” when fasting.
· Buddha was baptized in water, with the “Spirit of God” or “Holy
· He performed miracles and wonders, healed the sick, fed 500 men from a “small basket of cakes,” and walked on water.
· Buddha abolished idolatry, was a “sower of the word,” and
preached “the establishment of a kingdom of righteousness.”
· His followers were obliged to take vows of poverty and to renounce
· He was transfigured on a mount, when it was said that his face
“shone as the brightness of the sun and moon."
· In some traditions, he died on a cross.
· He was resurrected, as his coverings were unrolled from his body and his tomb was opened by supernatural powers.
· Buddha ascended bodily to Nirvana or “heaven.”
· He was called “Lord,” “Master,” the “Light of the World,” “God of
Gods,” “Father of the World,” “Almighty and All-knowing Ruler,” “Redeemer of All,” “Holy One,” the “Author of Happiness,”
“Possessor of All," the
“Omnipotent,” the “Supreme Being,” the “Eternal One.”
· He was considered the “Sin Bearer,” “Good Shepherd," the
“Carpenter,” the “Infinite and Everlasting,”and the “Alpha
· He came to fulfill, not destroy, the law.
· Buddha is to return “in the latter days” to restore order and to judge the dead.”
In addition to the characteristics of the “teaching/savior god” as outlined above,
the Buddhistic influence in Christianity includes: Renouncing the world and its riches, including sex and family; the brotherhood of man; the virtue of charity and
turning the cheek; and conversion. That Buddhism preceded Christianity is undeniable, as is its influence in the world long prior to the beginning of the Christian era. As Walker relates:
Established 500 years before Christianity and widely publicized throughout the Middle East, Buddhism exerted more influence on early Christianity than church
fathers liked to admit, since they viewed Oriental religions in general as devil worship. . . . Stories of the Buddha and his many incarnations circulated incessantly
throughout the ancient world, especially since Buddhist monks traveled to Egypt, Greece, and Asia Minor four centuries before Christ, to spread their doctrines. . . .
Many scholars have pointed out that the basic tenets of Christianity were basic tenets of Buddhism first; but it is also true that the ceremonies and trappings of both
religions were more similar than either has wanted to acknowledge.
As to Buddhistic influence in the specific area where the Christ drama purportedly took place, Larson states:
Buddhist missionaries penetrated every portion of the then known world, including Greece, Egypt, Baktria, Asia Minor, and the Second Persian Empire.
Palestine must have been permeated by Buddhist ideology during the first century. . . . The literature of India proves that Jesus drew heavily upon Buddhism, directly or indirectly, to obtain not simply the content of His ethics, but the very form in which it was
delivered. Both Gautama and Jesus found parable effective.
Indeed, it seems that a number of Jesus’s parables were direct lifts from Buddhism; for example, that of the prodigal son.
The existence of Buddhism in the Middle East during the Christian era is acknowledged by Christian apologists themselves such as Cyril and Clement of Alexandria, who said the Samaneans or Buddhists were priests of Persia.
Furthermore, a number of scholars have pushed back the origins of Buddhism many thousands of years prior to the alleged advent of Gautama Buddha.
Albert Churchward also traces the Buddha myth originally to Egypt:
The first Buddha was called Hermias, and can be traced back to Set of the Egyptians; he originated in the Stellar Cult. Later, however, the Solar Cult was carried to India,
and the Buddha is there the representative of Ptah of the Egyptians. . . . . Sakya-Muni
or Gautama, whose life and history were evolved from the pre-extant mythos, the true Buddha, . . . could become no more historical than the Christ of the gnosis.
If Buddhism could but explicate its own origins, it would become apparent that it is both natural and scientific, i.e. the old Stellar Cult of Egypt. But the blind attempt to
make the Buddha historical in one person will place it ultimately at the bottom of a dark hole.
Higgins also evinced that true “Buddhism” is much more ancient than the legends of the Buddha, since in ancient Indian temples long predating the era of
“Gautama” are depictions of the Buddha as a black man, not only in color but in feature. In Higgins’s opinion, Buddhism has been the most widespread religion
on the planet, also found in England, where it was the religion of the Druids. He also states that the “Hermes of Egypt, or Buddha, was well known to the ancient
Canaanites,” i.e., the people who preceded and in large part became the Israelites.
Therefore, Buddhism was no doubt an early influence on Hebrew thought and religion.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:26pm On Aug 26, 2012|
Mithra of Persia
Mithra/Mitra is a very ancient god found both in Persia and India and predating the Christian savior by hundreds to thousands of years.
In fact, the cult of Mithra was shortly before the Christian era “the most popular and widely spread ‘Pagan’ religion of the times,” as Wheless says. Wheless continues: Mithraism is one of the oldest religious systems on earth, as it dates from the dawn of
history before the primitive Iranian race divided into sections which became Persian and Indian . . . When in 65-63 B.C., the conquering armies of Pompey were largely converted by its high precepts, they brought it with them into the Roman Empire.
Mithraism spread with great rapidity throughout the Empire, and it was adopted, patronized and protected by a number of the Emperors up to the time of
Indeed, Mithraism represented the greatest challenge to Christianity, which won out by a hair over its competitor cult. Mithra has the following in common with
the Christ character:
· Mithra was born of a virgin on December 25th in a cave, and his birth was attended by shepherds bearing gifts.
· He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
· He had 12 companions or disciples.
· Mithra’s followers were promised immortality.
· He performed miracles.
· As the “great bull of the Sun,” Mithra sacrificed himself for world
· He was buried in a tomb and after three days rose again.
· His resurrection was celebrated every year.
· He was called “the Good Shepherd” and identified with both the Lamb and the Lion.
· He was considered the “Way, the Truth and the Light,” and the
“Logos,” “Redeemer,” “Savior” and “Messiah.”
· His sacred day was Sunday, the “Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years
before the appearance of Christ.
· Mithra had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter.
· His religion had a eucharist or “Lord’s Supper,” at which Mithra said, “He who shall not eat of my body nor drink of my blood so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved.”
· “His annual sacrifice is the passover of the Magi, a symbolical atonement or pledge of moral and physical regeneration.”
Furthermore, the Vatican itself is built upon the papacy of Mithra, and the Christian hierarchy is nearly identical to the Mithraic version it replaced. As Walker
states:The cave of the Vatican belonged to Mithra until 376 A.D., when a city prefect suppressed the cult of the rival Savior and seized the shrine in the name of Christ, on
the very birthday of the pagan god, December 25.
Walker also says: Christians copied many details of the Mithraic mystery-religion, explaining the
resemblance later with their favorite argument that the devil had anticipated the true
faith by imitating it before Christ’s birth.
Shmuel Golding states, in The Book Your Church Doesn’t Want You to Read: Paul says, “They drank from that spiritual rock and that rock was Christ” (I Cor 10:4). These are identical words to those found in the Mithraic scriptures, except that
the name Mithra is used instead of Christ. The Vatican hill in Rome that is regarded as sacred to Peter, the Christian rock, was already sacred to Mithra. Many Mithraic
remains have been found there. The merging of the worship of Attis into that of Mithra, then later into that of Jesus, was effected almost without interruption.
In fact, the legendary home of Paul, Tarsus, was a site of Mithra worship Of Mithraism the Catholic Encyclopedia states, as related by Wheless, “The fathers conducted the worship. The chief of the fathers, a sort of pope, who always
lived at Rome, was called ‘Pater Patratus.’” The Mithraic pope was also known as Papa and Pontimus Maximus.
Virtually all of the elements of the Catholic ritual, from miter to wafer to altar to doxology, are directly taken from earlier Pagan mystery religions. As Taylor states,
“‘That Popery has borrowed its principal ceremonies and doctrines from the rituals of Paganism,’ is a fact which the most learned and orthodox of the established church
have most strenuously maintained and most convincingly demonstrated.”
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:29pm On Aug 26, 2012|
BAALIM AND ADONAI
The god “Baal” and gods “Baalim” are mentioned dozens of times in the Old Testament, as the Israelites are frequently castigated or murdered by “their own” priests for “going after Baal.”
Like the Elohim, the plural Baalim or Baals were often represented by the singular “Baal,” or “Ba’al,” an Egyptian term combining “Ba,” the
symbol of the planet and goddess Venus, with “al” or “el,” the designation of the sun.
Thus, Baal was the name for the sun in the Age of Taurus (Bull), which was ruled by Venus.
The Taurean age is one of 12 ages representing the astrological phenomenon called the “precession of the equinoxes,” whereby the sun rising at the vernal or spring equinox is backdropped by a different constellation every 2,150 years.
The precession takes nearly 26,000 years to move through the 12 constellations, a cycle
called the “Great Year.”
The knowledge of the precession goes back many thousands
of years and is found around the globe from China to Mexico, reflecting that the so-called primitive ancients were in reality extraordinarily advanced.
In addition, when the sun was in Taurus, beginning about 6,500 years ago, the bull motif sprang
up in many parts of the world, including the Levant, where it symbolized Baal.
Like the other epithets for “God,” Baal is a title meaning “Lord” or “husband”; it is, in fact, a very old appellation for the Deity, and can be found not only in Egypt but
also in India as Bala.
In the ancient languages of Ireland and Sri Lanka, “Baal means
“sun.” Baal is in reality the earlier name of the character later known as Yahweh, as is stated at Hosea 2:16, And in that day, says YHWH, you will call me, “My husband,” and no longer will you call me “My Baal.”
Walker relates that Baal was “‘The Lord’ among ancient Semites; consort of the goddess Astarte . . . Every god was a Baal. The title was introduced into Ireland via
Phoenician colonies from Spain . . . Old Testament Jews worshipped many baalim as past or present consorts of the Goddess Zion (Hosea 2:2-. Yahweh shared these
other gods’ temples for a long time, until his priesthood managed to isolate his cult and suppress the others.”And Blavatsky says, “The Baal of the Israelites (the
Shemesh of the Moabites and the Moloch of the Ammonites) was the identical ‘Sun-Jehovah,’ and he is till now ‘the King of the Host of Heaven,’ the Sun, as much as
Astoreth [Astarte] was the ‘Queen of Heaven’—or the moon.”
The other Baalim worshipped by the Israelites included “Baal Peor,” the “Lord of the Gap,” and “Baal
Berith,” “Lord of the Covenant.” Another was “Baal Jehoshua,” also Joshua or Jesus, the “Lord of Salvation,” long before the Christian era.
Another word basically the same as Baal is Adonis, which in the plural is Adonai, a term used for “Lord” over 400 times in the Hebrew bible. Adonis, like Baal and El, is an epithet for the sun.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 12:33pm On Aug 26, 2012|
ATTIS OF PHRYGIA
The story of Attis, the crucified and resurrected Phrygian son of God, predates the Christian savior by centuries, in the same area as the gospel tale. Attis shares the
following characteristics with Jesus:
· Attis was born on December 25th of the Virgin Nana.
· He was considered the savior who was slain for the salvation of
· His body as bread was eaten by his worshippers.
· His priests were “eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven.”
· He was both the Divine Son and the Father.
· On “Black Friday,” he was crucified on a tree, from which his holy
blood ran down to redeem the earth.
· He descended into the underworld.
· After three days, Attis was resurrected on March 25th (as tradition held of
Jesus) as the “Most High God.”
Doane provides detail of the Attis drama, which was a recurring blood
Attys, who was called the “Only-Begotten Son” and “Saviour” was worshiped by the Phrygians (who were regarded as one of the oldest races of Asia Minor).
He was represented by them as a man tied to a tree, at the foot of which was a lamb, and, without doubt also as a man nailed to the tree, or stake, for we find Lactantius making . . . Apollo of Miletus . . . say that: “He was a mortal according to the flesh;
wise in miraculous works; but, being arrested by an armed force by command of the Chaldean judges, he suffered a death made bitter with nails and stakes.
And in Christianity Before Christ, Jackson relates:
In the Attis festival a pine tree was felled on the 22nd of March and an effigy of the god was affixed to it, thus being slain and hanged on a tree. . . . At night the priests
found the tomb illuminated from within but empty, since on the third day Attis had arisen from the grave.
The drama or passion of Attis took place in what was to become Galatia, and it was the followers of Attis to whom Paul addressed his Epistle to the Galatians at 3:1, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?” Since the Galatians presumably were not in Jerusalem when Christ was purportedly crucified, we may sensibly ask just
who this was “publicly portrayed as crucified” before their eyes? This “portrayal” certainly suggests the recurring passion of the cult of Attis. Again, in addressing the Galatians, Paul brings up what is obviously a recurring event: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us—
for it is written, ‘Cursed be every one who hangs on a tree.’” (Gal. 3:13) As followers of Attis, the addressees would understand the part about “every one who hangs on a tree,” since they, like other biblical peoples, annually or periodically hung a proxy or
effigy of the god on a tree. As is the case in the Old Testament with ritualistic hangings, this “cursing” is in fact a blessing or consecration.
Attis was popular not only in Phrygia/Galatia but also in Rome, where he and Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, had a temple on Vatican Hill for six centuries.
So similar was the Attis myth to the Christian story that the Christians were forced to resort to their specious argument that the devil had created the Attis cult first to fool Christ’s followers.
Side Note: doubters you don't have to agree with the excerpts, please do your own research and come up with a version of this story different from this one.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by plaetton: 1:27pm On Aug 26, 2012|
Don't forget to add Appolonius Of Tyana, a historical figure and a near-contemporary of Jesus.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by plaetton: 2:50pm On Aug 26, 2012|
Apollonius of Tyana was a historical 1st century AD neo-pythogorean philosopher who would have been a contemporary of Jesus. He is reputed to have displayed extra-ordinary magical and healing powers. He had disciples and traveled around the known world preaching about virtue.
What is also interesting about him is that Apostle Paul's missionary journeys seem to mirror those of Apolllonius of Tyana, Suggesting that Paul might have been a follower.
Another interesting fact, funny though, is that when confronted about the similarities between the life Jesus and Apollonius of Tyana, the church fathers dismissed him as a crony of the devil ,who was sent by the devil in advance of Jesus, to decieve the world by mimmicking Jesus.
so they labelled him the anti-chist. And so that is how history forgot about Apollonius of Tyana.
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|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 4:51pm On Aug 26, 2012|
plaetton: Don't forget to add Appolonius Of Tyana, a historical figure and a near-contemporary of Jesus.
plaetton: Apollonius of Tyana was a historical 1st century AD neo-pythogorean philosopher who would have been a contemporary of Jesus. He is reputed to have displayed extra-ordinary magical and healing powers. He had disciples and traveled around the known world preaching about virtue.My brother you have said it all. It is so convenient for Christian appologists to ignore this very glaring similarities between Jesus Christ and God-men whose myth had been known long before the whole story of Jesus started.
Everything Jesus was alleged to have done had already been done by one of the very many god-men before his time, same goes for the stories that revolved around him. There is nothing original, factual or true about Jesus other than his is just like one of the many mythos that were once considered as God just like christians now do Jesus.
I shall be posting more evidence from this book that exposes this christianity "Pius fraud".
Also I will like you to visit this thread, this particular thread is an off-shoot of that one, it has some very revealing and thought provoking expose there:
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by plaetton: 5:00pm On Aug 26, 2012|
Oh, I have been follwing the thread.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by cyrexx: 5:28pm On Aug 26, 2012|
i have always known that the legend of Jesus was the handiworks of those greeks and romans who made christianity the official state religion in those days and remixed the bible to accomodate their ideologies. the words of Jesus must have been exagerrated and edited to make it sound like one of their gods'.
I have always known this even before i read any literature like what the op has posted. you only need to compare the thought process of Jewish Old testament authors with the thought process of writers of the Gospels and Paul's letters. they are totally different. Even the character of Jesus was totally alien to characters of the old testament. somebody must must have tinkered with the Jewish Jesus and made him into a Godman like the Grecian and Roman heroes.
have you read this book "Jesus Interrupted" by Bart Erhmann. He is a well respected new testament scholar. he gave insights into why and how the contents of the gospels were altered by earliest new tastament authors.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 7:27pm On Aug 26, 2012|
cyrexx: i have always known that the legend of Jesus was the handiworks of those greeks and romans who made christianity the official state religion in those days and remixed the bible to accomodate their ideologies. the words of Jesus must have been exagerrated and edited to make it sound like one of their gods'.My brother you could not have said it any better. The writers of the Pauline letters have ideologies totally different from whoever wrote those so-called Canonical gospels and narratives. The Jesus described in the Pauline letters is very different from the one claimed in the gospels. The writers of the Pauline epistles prolly never heard anything about the Jesus claimed in the canone Gospels because there was nothing like that in the first place, neither did they use quotes, names, or make any allusion to the teachings he was claimed to have taught in the canonical gospels. Dont forget too that the pualine epistles are older than the canonical gospels from the church fathers. The writers, drawing inspiration from religious practices that were prevailent at the time gave a Jesus that was very close the Gnostic Jesus of people like Marcion. Little wonder, a gnostic christian heavy weight like Marcion gave more preference to the pauline writings in his own version of the new testament( which was the first new testament bible to be compiled by the way) because in reality it talked mostly about gnostic christian ideology, something early christians started with before Church bishops in Rome decided to give their own account of Jesus stealing numerous accounts, fables from pagan mythos and using the Jewish belief in a messiah to form another mytho, the current Jesus christ.
I will like to read the book you recommended, do you have the pdf?
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by cyrexx: 8:01pm On Aug 26, 2012|
yes, i have the pdf. you can drop your email if you want it.
you can download of his interviews here about "Misquoting Jesus" using this link http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/fa/2005/12/20051214_fa_01.mp3?dl=1. The message of the interview is similar to Jesus Interrupted book
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 8:10pm On Aug 26, 2012|
plaetton: Oh, I have been follwing the thread.ok. . . .what do you think of the excerpts I posted, did you notice how the christian apologists tried so hard to deflect off attention from the main issues raised, instead they first started off by attacking the credibility of the writer while turning a blind eye to the issue she raised.
The woman in question has been peer reviewed by R.G Price and one Christian apologist Licone who was very critical of her work in "The Suns of God".
Mind you, Dr Price holds a PhD in this field and is a respected authority, he was formerly a christian apologists before later turning to a free thinking Mythicist himself. He later retracted his critical review of Archaya's work and even gave her more props for her work.
What the Christian apologists want is for her to take her book to a bunch of religiously biased christian sheeple peer review panels who will leave scientific facts and evidence and start talking about irrational belief system and christian fables. They spend more time defending Jesus than reeling out facts to prove he did exist. Archaya is not the only one that has written on the truthfulness of the historicity of Christ. Christ just like other god-men is a myth, is an unoriginal fable that can not withstand any rational scrutiny.
Only a christ drunk believer will believe the fables told in the bible with the whole contradictions in dates, lack of geneology and uniformity in accounts. The authors or writers are largely unknown and it is intentional, they were all masterpieces work of myth and fiction concocted by 2nd and 3rd century church bishops and politicians. Imagine matthew a common tax collector writing the book of matthew and given such a vivide account in such a professional manner of a writer. The books of John we are told was written by the one jesus loves. .lol. .what a ruse.
Mark himself was not a disciple but a friend of peter the disciple- so in a way, peters comes back home from a tiring trek and gallivanting with Jesus only to come back and relay all these beautiful tales of what Jesus said and did with such needle sharp memory to Mark who in turn wrote everything in details without mincing words. . What a hogwash.
These books were deliberately written for the purpose they now serve, deception and mass control of people.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 8:15pm On Aug 26, 2012|
cyrexx: yes, i have the pdf. you can drop your email if you want it.ok....here is my email:
drop your as well would like to give you "the christ conspiracy" by DM Murdock, you will find her insight very shocking and revealing.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by cyrexx: 8:25pm On Aug 26, 2012|
rhymz: ok....here is my email:
check your inbox, ive sent it.
also try and download his interview from the link i uploaded.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 9:13pm On Aug 26, 2012|
cyrexx:i just got the mail you sent me, thanks bro. Hope you have gotten the one I sent you.
Could you please post the link to the interview, i could not find it in the mail you sent.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by cyrexx: 10:11pm On Aug 26, 2012|
rhymz: i just got the mail you sent me, thanks bro. Hope you have gotten the one I sent you.
the link was in my earlier post that i edited. just click and download
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by mkmyers45(m): 11:23pm On Aug 26, 2012|
cyrexx: yes, i have the pdf. you can drop your email if you want it.Send it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by mkmyers45(m): 11:24pm On Aug 26, 2012|
rhymz: ok....here is my email:Kindly send 'the christ conspiracy' to me: email@example.com
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by plaetton: 5:47am On Aug 27, 2012|
It is always good to put out the truth for those that seek it.
Many are hostage to beliefs drummed into their heads even before they were able to think.
It take courage to make a dash for freedom.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 9:16am On Aug 27, 2012|
cyrexx:Mr cyrex I just finished listening to the audio interview of link you sent, wow, quite a perspective. I was hoping he would talk about Paul's epistles as well. All forged documents with barely literate scribes adding and removing portions that do not agree with their agenda for Jesus. I giggled when he said marks version of Jesus's crucifixion portrayed A Jesus who was in complete anguish and in shock in the face of his crucifixion as opposed to Luke's version that portrayed a Jesus that was calm and in control until the very end of his crucifixion.
The story of the adulterous woman in the bible also was demonstrated to be a "pius fable" for one there was nothing said about the man that commited the act with her and more damning is the fact that it was not in the original text of mark's gospel; imagine this kind of "God's word?"
another part that got me laughing was how Jesus got angry every time there was a situation that threatened to question his divinity and "godly powers" to the miracles. The story of the leper is even funnier as in the original mark text of the gospels it was reported that Jesus got angry as opposed to the "he showed compassion reported in the bible" before healing the leper. The question is why the need to change the accounts of the original texts? Is the new version of the text part of God's inerrant words too?
The bible is a fable itself, christianity is one big Pius fraud. Thanks for the audio, realy nice insight there. .lol
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 10:03am On Aug 27, 2012|
plaetton:My brother, you are very right. It is very unfortunate that most people are just christians by virtue of the fact that it is/was their parent's religion thus they were born into it. But that is where it all stops. All the resistence to opposing views that expose the fraud in their belief system is borne out of blind allegiance to what they have always known to be the truth even when it is not neccessarily the truth.
Most christians know very little about the history of their religion and the bible; the inaccuracies of the accounts given, the exaggerated fables and the fact that it is much better for church fraudstars to have them soak their brains in the gutter illusion of faith than question the illlogicality and irrationality of their belief system and religion that seeks to hide their fraud in the guise of faith-believe it even if you do not see it.
To be sincere, I had to question this whole Jesus-God BS when I lost my Mum to fibrod. My mum was an extremely strong christian, who did everything Pastor Chris asked her to do; attended the healing school, bought more than a dozen of his books, audios, and VHS yet that was not enough for Jesus. She barely slept or ate reasonable quantity of food, it was always night vigil prayers and fastings, despite all that, she died at the hospital even before she was taken to the operation theatre.
I started questioning the existence of this "God" that was playing this kind of mischievious joke on the people that were worshipping him.
You know it takes questions and willingness to be rational in your analysis to arrive at the truth.
1. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
2. Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
3. Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
4. Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?
To be honest, My mother's death gave me the impetus to question my irrational christian beliefs, I first started out by asking how possible it was for writers of the bible to give a detailed words for words, verbatim account of what Jesus did, even an eye-witness account could not be that accurate and detailed without the aids of memory enhancing technology. Where they going about with him with jotters, pen and some kind of medieval recording devices?
I decided to look deeper, so I looked up the authors of most of the canonical gospels and discovered that almost all of the authors were not known, I was shocked! Then I became curious and did more research, reading non christian aunthored books that wrote extensively about the characters in the bible, the purported authors of books in the bible, the historicity of Jesus and the too glaring similarities of Jesus with god-men that lived way before his own fables-the revelation was just too damning to believe the hogwash in the bible.
Everything about Jesus was deliberately done to be vague and vailed in ambiguity to increase the mystery around him, no physical evidence of him or any of his disciples, his crucifixion is not even on record yet Paul wrote more than ten books majoringing on his alleged crucifixion and ressurection, an ideology he prolly stole from the likes of Horus, Krishna, buddha and Mithra.
The truth has always been there my brother except that people are not comfortable with it, as it runs contrary to what they want to believe or have always believed.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by Seewealth(m): 9:12pm On Aug 31, 2012|
please i also want the pdf and the link. This is my email. Kings4uchenna@yahoo.com
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by Seewealth(m): 9:09am On Sep 01, 2012|
again if u say the story of Jesus is a hoax, how do u explain all the miracles performed tday in his name and all the testimonies,which am sure u hav witnessed.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by cyrexx: 9:25am On Sep 01, 2012|
Seewealth: again if u say the story of Jesus is a hoax, how do u explain all the miracles performed tday in his name and all the testimonies,which am sure u hav witnessed.
there is no real miracle performed in Jesus name. Its been shown to be a clever manipulation and mind tricks that those men of god performs to generate followership.
The funny thing is that other religions too have their advanced trickstars and i'm sure you dont believe their claims too.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by Niflheim(m): 9:30am On Sep 01, 2012|
@seewealth,most of the 'so called' miracles performed in his name are fake.This has been proven over and over again!!!
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by rhymz(m): 10:43am On Sep 01, 2012|
Which Miracles my dear. How many people do you truly know that have been healed of their diseases with out treatments for real. I know of numerous cases of claims on Christ Embassy's healing school who only went back home to resume thesame ailment and when they complain they are told that they do not have enough faith. What is your definition of miracles outsdide the religious cliché. Go to the hospitals and see miracles everyday if that is all there is to miracles. With regards to the one performed by Jesus christ, they are all fairytale copy cat stories from other myths. I am not talking about the ones that resort to socery and black magic.
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by Seewealth(m): 6:18pm On Sep 01, 2012|
if u watch some chch programs u will see ppl falling under anointing or hear wonderful testimonies. Again does it mean that all these highly learned pastors dont know this your theory. Ppl like pastor chris, kenneth haggin.copland, even the popes. Dont think all these pple and the world can be decieved for this long. What do u say. U havent posted the pdf to me
|Re: Exposed: The Characters That Make Up The Christ Myth by Niflheim(m): 9:53pm On Sep 01, 2012|
all those falling under the annointing is 'acting', mass deception and lunacy coupled with senselessness and stupidity!!!
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