Since I first studied other religions in year 3 at school, I have always been fascinated by the different faith systems.
April 7, This was not the basis for Jesus Christ. The movie spent over 30 minutes attacking the Bible and the Christian faith and specifically the idea that the story of Jesus Christ in the Gospels is nothing more than a copy of the story of the Egyptian God Horus, Mithras and other pagan gods.
This article will show that not only are these claims incorrect and lack any substantive evidence, but that they are part of a greater spiritual agenda that Dan Brown, the Zeitgeist film and others have in common.
Was Jesus a Copy of Horus? The Egyptian God Horus. The Zeitgeist film makes a number of wild statements about Horus to attempt to prove that Jesus is a copy. The most famous by far, was that Horus was born from his mother Isis, who was not a virgin, but rather a widow of the slain Osiris.
Through sorcery, Isis, assembled the body of Osiris and was impregnated with his phallus. Clearly this was a sexual union and not a virgin birth.
It never tells us the number of wise men. They came to his family home when he was a toddler. Even if this were the case, they are just stars and not actual people who followed Horus, preached about him or recorded his life.
This is another empty and false claim. Dead for three days. Additionally, crucifixion was a method of execution invented by the Roman Empire thousands of years after the time of the Horus myth.
So the Zeitgeist creators know most people will not research their attacks and just take it as factual just as Dan Brown did with the numerous inaccuracies of the DaVinci Code.
Was Jesus a Copy of Mithras? Ancient art depicting Mithras being born out of a rock. Zeitgeist continues as do the skeptics with the idea that Christianity itself is a copy of the cult of Mithras, which was popularized in Rome in the 1st to 4th Century AD note that it sprung up in Rome after the death of Christ and centuries after the Old Testament prophecies of the Coming Messiah.
But according to historians, Mithras was born from a rock, not from a virgin or from a person at all. Such a blatant inconsistency should show a serious flaw in Mithraism research, but the Zeitgeist team again overlooks this.
Furthermore, this relief dates to 4th century A. Mithras and his "12 disciples. The earliest writings are from outsiders recording their observations. So most of the wild assertions of Zeitgeist are just being based on this piece of art.
Franz Cumontconsidered the first great researcher of Mithras claimed that the disciples in the relief were actually people dressed up as Zodiac signs, showing how ludicrous the effort to link Mithras to Jesus can get.
In Mithraism, Mithras never dies. In Mithraism there is no historical mention of crucifixion, burial or resurrection in any artwork or text.
In a critique of this theory, researcher Ronald Nash writes: Mithraism had no concept of the death and resurrection of its god and no place for any concept of rebirth—at least during its early stages.
But I know of no references to a supposed death and resurrection. Thus a basic examination of the factual evidence shows that the Bible did not plagiarize from the story of Mithras. Was Jesus Christ an Imitation of Dionysis? Dionysus the Greco Roman god of wine.
Dionysus also known as Bacchus was a Greek and Roman god of wine. The authors claimed that the amulet was a depiction of the god Dionysus on a cross, and thus, they concluded, Christianity must have copied the crucifixion account from the Greek god.Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, agriculture, and the theater.
He was also the protector of vines, and trees. He was mainly associated with the intoxicating effects of tranceformingnlp.com Roman names are Bacchus and tranceformingnlp.com followers were known as Bacchants, and his female followers were known as Maenads.
The classical Elements and their attributes are laid out in a convenient table. Many ancient practices and philosophies use a set of archetypal classical Elements to explain patterns in nature. If, of course, this is true it would be fair to say that Jesus was a copycat of Dionysus, but let’s examine each of these claims a bit closer.
Dionysus was born of a virgin on 25 December. Dionysus was neither born of a virgin or likely to have been born on the 25 th. Hermes and Dionysus. An in-depth look at a piece of art Kurt Chamberlin. Another look at the duo. Hermes (left) and Dionysus in one of many pieces about them.
The Myth. Dionysus born to Zeus and the mortal Semele. Semele dies before Dionysus is born. Dionysus was the Ancient Greek god of wine, agriculture, festivity, and theatre. The festivals related to Dionysus sometimes included drunken frenzy and ecstasy as an important component of the revelry. Chapter 1: What is the purpose of the discourse, and what the tradition concerning Divine Names.
Chapter 2; Chapter 3: What is the power of prayer, and concerning the blessed Hierotheus, and concerning reverence and covenant in the Word of God.