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Jesus - Historical Figure or Myth ?
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Last edited: Thursday, February 04, 2010
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003

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A controversial view of Jesus

 

Jesus - Historical Figure or Myth ?
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Michael Lance Kersting   
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Last edited: Monday, January 25, 2010
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2003

This is an article I wrote some years ago,which caused quite a controversy in my country .


JESUS - Historical figure or Myth ?
Most Religions are based on superstitions ans Fables. For example for one to think or speak one has to have a Brain and nervous system yet we hear that the gods "spoke" to this or that person which is absolutely rubbish and superstition.

Undoubtedly, Jesus has been and still is the most controversial figure in history. Over the years there has been many speculations concerning his life.- His miraculous birth, life and death.  Was he a historical figure or a myth created by the early church fathers, borrowing from past legends to create a religious movement at the time? Indeed, his life parallels many past figures in history, and legends. Could it be that his life was the result of a compilation of research by the Early Church?.Indeed, there are more questions than answers if this outstanding figure, and a mystical aura has been woven around him to the extent that it is said that he is God himself! which to some minds is tantamount to blasphemy ! So who was this man called Jesus? - A penniless teacher who walked the dry hot country of Judea preaching the fellowship of man and the kingdom of God?
Apart from the four Gospels, there are no other source that deals with his life. There is speculation that a passage from the Jewish historian Josephus was describing Jesus….. but what about other historians at that period ? Surely such an outstanding figure capable of raising the dead, calming the sea, and performing great miracles such as feeding five thousands from five loaves of bread and a couple of fishes would be noted in great detail by the scribes and historians of that period? but no, the record is silent, which raises doubts as to his very existence. It is said that outstanding marketing by the churches throughout the centuries has kept him alive to this very day! but the question arises, why would they want to do that ? Today, a cynic would answer for commercial reasons... Jesus sells! But that would be blasphemy to Christians. There is a theory that Jesus survived the crucifixion and was “spirited “away from the tomb by his friend Joseph of Arimathea who nursed him back to health then sent him away to Tibet and India ( An account of his travels is written in The “Aquarian Gospel” by Elias Levi )and there in the East, he studied Philosophy, Metaphysics and the Esoteric sciences at the feet of the Masters… Another theory claims that he went to Arabia where he was known as a Prophet, married and lived to a ripe old age. Indeed, even today the Muslims recognize him as a Holy Prophet and claimed that his tomb still survives at Mecca! and so the speculations go on and on as to the true identity of this most revered figure in history. So we are left with the master question….. Did he exist or not ? or was he just a fabrication of the Church?….In addition, below are some striking comparisons between the Egyptian god Horus and Jesus. Was there a conspiracy by the founding fathers of the Early Church ? 
What do YOU think?
Comparison of some life events of Horus and Jesus:

Event
Horus
Yeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus
Conception:
By a virgin. There is some doubt about this matter
By a virgin. 3
Father:
Only begotten son of the God Osiris.
Only begotten son of Yehovah (in the form of the Holy Spirit).
Mother:
Isis-Meri. 4
Miriam (now often referred to as Mary).
Foster father:
Seb, (a.k.a. Jo-Seph). 4
Joseph.
Foster father's ancestry:
Of royal descent.
Of royal descent.
Birth location:
In a cave.
In a cave or stable.
Annunciation:
By an angel to Isis, his mother.
By an angel to Miriam, his mother. 3
Birth heralded by:
The star Sirius, the morning star.
An unidentified "star in the East."
Birth date:
Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21). In reality, he had no birth date; he was not a human.
Born during the fall. However, his birth date is now celebrated on DEC-25. The date was chosen to occur on the same date as the birth of Mithra, Dionysus and the Sol Invictus (unconquerable Sun), etc.
Birth announcement:
By angels.
By angels. 3
Birth witnesses:
Shepherds.
Shepherds. 3
Later witnesses to birth:
Three solar deities.
An unknown number of wise men. 3 They are said to have brought three gifts; thus the legend grew that there were three men.
Death threat during infancy:
Herut tried to have Horus murdered.
Herod tried to have Jesus murdered.
Handling the threat:
The God That tells Horus' mother "Come, thou goddess Isis, hide thyself with thy child."
An angel tells Jesus' father to: "Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt."
Rite of passage ritual:
Horus came of age with a special ritual, when his eye was restored.
Taken by parents to the temple for what is today called a bar mitzvah ritual.
Age at the ritual:
12
12
Break in life history:
No data between ages of 12 & 30.
No data between ages of 12 & 30.
Baptism location:
In the river Eridanus.
In the river Jordan.
Age at baptism:
30.
30.
Baptized by:
Anup the Baptiser.
John the Baptist, a.k.a. John the Baptist.
Subsequent fate of the baptiser:
Beheaded.
Beheaded.

 
Additional life events of Horus and Jesus:
 

Event
Horus
Yeshua of Nazareth, a.k.a. Jesus
Temptation:
Taken from the desert of Amenta up a high mountain by his arch-rival Sut. Sut (a.k.a. Set) was a precursor for the Hebrew Satan.
Taken from the desert in Palestine up a high mountain by his arch-rival Satan.
Result of temptation:
Horus resists temptation.
Jesus resists temptation.
Close followers:
Twelve disciples. There is some doubt about this matter as well.
Twelve disciples.
Activities:
Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He "stilled the sea by his power."
Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. He ordered the sea with a "Peace, be still" command.
Raising of the dead:
Horus raised Osirus, his dead father, from the grave. 1
Jesus raised Lazarus, his close friend, from the grave.
Location where the resurrection miracle occurred:
Anu, an Egyptian city where the rites of the death, burial and resurrection of Horus were enacted annually. 1
Hebrews added their prefix for house ('beth") to "Anu" to produce "Beth-Anu" or the "House of Anu." Since "u" and "y" were interchangeable in antiquity, "Bethanu" became "Bethany," the location mentioned in John 11.
Linkage between the name of Osirus in Egyptian religion and Lazarus in the Gospel of John:
Asar was an alternative name for Osirus, Horus' father. Horus raised Asar from the dead. He was referred to as "the Asar," as a sign of respect.
Translated into Hebrew, Asr is "El-Asar." The Romans added the prefix "us" to indicate a male name, producing "Elasarus." Over time, the "E" was dropped and "s" became "z," producing "Lazarus." 1 Jesus is said to have raised his friend Lazarus from the dead.
Transfigured:
On a mountain.
On a high mountain.
Key address(es):
Sermon on the Mount.
Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5 to 7); Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:17-49).
Method of death
By crucifixion.
Accompanied by:
Two thieves.
Two thieves.
Burial
In a tomb.
In a tomb.
Fate after death:
Descended into Hell; resurrected after three days.
Descended into Hell; resurrected after about 30 to 38 hours (Friday PM to presumably some time in Sunday AM) covering parts of three days.
Resurrection announced by:
Women.
Women.
Future:
To reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.
To reign for 1,000 years in the Millennium.


 
  
Source : religioustolerance.org

 


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Reviewed by cheryl doberstein (Reader) 12/17/2009
There are hundreds of prophecies in the bible from the beginning of mankinds history to the birth of Jesus that ALL came true, concerning Jesus.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/21/2006
You do indeed elicit thought here, Michael; and thinking is always a good thing. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis

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