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matt8800
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10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.

I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
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10/5/2016 4:41:33 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 3:09:27 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Source - http://www.liberalamerica.org...

There are links on that page that reference its source material.

it is because perhaps they were the holy true figures prior to Jesus which coincidentally shared the same story with Jesus's.
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10/5/2016 4:59:26 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

They've already been given - several times over the past couple of years. You're a day late and a dollar short.
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10/5/2016 5:21:07 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 4:59:26 AM, annanicole wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

They've already been given - several times over the past couple of years. You're a day late and a dollar short.

I figured nobody could give a good answer.
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10/5/2016 5:57:41 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

Very interesting. The great flood story was very popular amongst many societies also, but this will make you laugh..........

A few years back there was a claim that Noah's Arc had been found on the foothills of Mount Ararat. Specialists were sent over to the site and undertook archaelogical and carbon dating tests to find that, yes indeed, the fossilized wood samples were proven to be from that era and the pattern of the wood matched the outline of a giant arc. It was all filmed as a documentary. Hallelujah, the smoking gun had been found, at last proof of God.

Until..........it was discovered that somebody in the Turkish tourist commission decided to drum up some business and paid some Kurdish tribesmen to cart heaps of fossilized wood from the Dead Sea to the mountain and bury them in an arc-like pattern.

The rumor was put out and the so called "specialists" just happened to be from the Noah's Arc Society from Hong Kong who took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.
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10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM
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At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...
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10/5/2016 7:28:45 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

Obviously one could as well claim that I was born from virgin and that I had 12 disciples. The greatness of Jesus is not 12 disciples or something like that, but what he taught and I think no one has taught same that Jesus taught. If someone has said exactly same things, I would like to see the original text and proof that it is really older than Jesus.
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10/6/2016 1:47:43 AM
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At 10/5/2016 7:28:45 PM, 12_13 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

Obviously one could as well claim that I was born from virgin and that I had 12 disciples. The greatness of Jesus is not 12 disciples or something like that, but what he taught and I think no one has taught same that Jesus taught. If someone has said exactly same things, I would like to see the original text and proof that it is really older than Jesus.

There are many people that would disagree. I have read the Gita and there is much more that is useful there than in the Bible. I would put the Quran at about the same level of "greatness" as the Bible - not much.

Regardless, teaching something profound doesn't make you the son of god. If you don't think Jesus is the son of god, than that brings in the effectiveness of human sacrifice (Jesus'), which is the central point in Christianity. Once you accept that he was just a good teacher at best, than why would you not consider Buddha a good teacher?
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10/6/2016 1:59:09 AM
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At 10/5/2016 5:57:41 AM, Willows wrote:


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

Very interesting. The great flood story was very popular amongst many societies also, but this will make you laugh..........

A few years back there was a claim that Noah's Arc had been found on the foothills of Mount Ararat. Specialists were sent over to the site and undertook archaelogical and carbon dating tests to find that, yes indeed, the fossilized wood samples were proven to be from that era and the pattern of the wood matched the outline of a giant arc. It was all filmed as a documentary. Hallelujah, the smoking gun had been found, at last proof of God.

Until..........it was discovered that somebody in the Turkish tourist commission decided to drum up some business and paid some Kurdish tribesmen to cart heaps of fossilized wood from the Dead Sea to the mountain and bury them in an arc-like pattern.

The rumor was put out and the so called "specialists" just happened to be from the Noah's Arc Society from Hong Kong who took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.

Yes, I remember that. It believe that happened a few decades ago. I paid close attention to it turning out to be a hoax because I was a Christian at the time looking for evidence that Christianity was true. (Turns out, it wasn't lol)
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10/6/2016 2:06:14 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...

I didn't fact check every one but, of the ones I did check, most of them were verifiable.

For example, I was able to confirm much of points attributed to Buddha. Lets just say Jesus was not the only one walking on water, being born of a virgin and resurrecting himself from the dead. Human sacrifice to atone for "sins" is not a new one either.
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10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM
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At 10/6/2016 2:06:14 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...

I didn't fact check every one but, of the ones I did check, most of them were verifiable.

For example, I was able to confirm much of points attributed to Buddha. Lets just say Jesus was not the only one walking on water, being born of a virgin and resurrecting himself from the dead. Human sacrifice to atone for "sins" is not a new one either.
Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?
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10/6/2016 2:44:50 AM
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At 10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:06:14 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...

I didn't fact check every one but, of the ones I did check, most of them were verifiable.

For example, I was able to confirm much of points attributed to Buddha. Lets just say Jesus was not the only one walking on water, being born of a virgin and resurrecting himself from the dead. Human sacrifice to atone for "sins" is not a new one either.
Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?

Buddha did all those.
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10/6/2016 3:02:35 AM
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At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

So you are saying the earliest religions in human history match our beliefs? I'm good with that. Anything else?
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10/6/2016 3:09:07 AM
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At 10/6/2016 3:02:35 AM, brontoraptor wrote:

So you are saying the earliest religions in human history match our beliefs? I'm good with that. Anything else?

Somehow, I'm not surprised.

No, there isn't anything else. It sounds like we both agree Christianity is just a knock-off.
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10/6/2016 4:27:36 AM
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At 10/6/2016 2:44:50 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:

Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?


Buddha did all those.

I'd love to see your sources.

It's unlikely that the Buddha was born from a virgin since his mother was married. Walked on water? it was actually a disciple that supposedly walked on water. The writing of this is from the Chinese version of the Dhammapada (a Buddhist sect).

https://www.scribd.com...

So what you gotta do now, is find out the dates of these writings. Good luck. Yes, the account could very well be copied from the Gospels. In fact, the first writings of Buddha were about 500 years after his death.

http://www.findingdulcinea.com...

Pretty tough to suggest the Bible copied anything from the writings of Buddha.

Now even if (emphasis on if) there were any profound similarities between the account Buddha, and Jesus, I wouldn't be too impressed. You still have all those others to deal with. I gave you a link to an online version of The Egyptian Book Of The Dead. This is where the similarities between Jesus and Horus are supposed to be. Yes, I read the whole thing. The similarities are all fabricated. Horus didn't resurrect from the Dead. In one account he was sliced to pieces, thrown into a river, and brought back by a crocodile.

Let me ask you. If I told you that the sinking of the Titanic was a myth copied from a novel written 14 years earlier from the suggested sinking called "The Wrecking Of The Titan", what would you say?

Similarities between Titanic and Titan:

Unsinkable
The Titanic was the world"s largest luxury liner (882 feet, displacing 53,000 long tons), and was once described as being (nearly) "unsinkable".

The Titan was the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men (800 feet, displacing 75,000 tons), and was considered "unsinkable".

Lifeboats
The Titanic carried only 20 lifeboats, less than half the number required for her passenger capacity of 3000.

The Titan carried "as few as the law allowed", 24 lifeboats, less than half needed for her 3000 capacity.

Struck an iceberg
Moving too fast at 23 knots, the Titanic struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic 400 miles away from Terranova.

Also on an April night in North Atlantic 400 miles from Newfoundland (Terranova) , the Titan hit an iceberg while traveling at 25 knots.

The Unsinkable Sank
The unsinkable Titanic sank, and more than half of her 2208 passengers died.

The indestructible Titan also sank, more than half of her 2500 passengers drowning, their "voices raised in agonized screams."

You as a skeptic should know the trick of the trade. In order to make something appear uncannily similar, you focus on the similarities and ignore the differences. As a matter of fact, the similarities between the novel and the historic sinking of the Titan are far greater than these myth/Jesus comparisons. At least there's no twisting of facts to attempt to make something appear as it's not.
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10/6/2016 7:52:12 PM
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At 10/6/2016 1:47:43 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Regardless, teaching something profound doesn't make you the son of god. If you don't think Jesus is the son of god, than that brings in the effectiveness of human sacrifice (Jesus'), which is the central point in Christianity.

"Christianity" is not much about what the Bible tells. t has gone astray in many ways. Human sacrifice is not the central point of Bible, God"s words are (which were decalred through Jesus).

Once you accept that he was just a good teacher at best, than why would you not consider Buddha a good teacher?

Why you consider Buddha a good teacher?
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At 10/6/2016 7:52:12 PM, 12_13 wrote:
At 10/6/2016 1:47:43 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Regardless, teaching something profound doesn't make you the son of god. If you don't think Jesus is the son of god, than that brings in the effectiveness of human sacrifice (Jesus'), which is the central point in Christianity.

"Christianity" is not much about what the Bible tells. t has gone astray in many ways. Human sacrifice is not the central point of Bible, God"s words are (which were decalred through Jesus).

The human sacrifice of Jesus IS the central point of Christianity.

Once you accept that he was just a good teacher at best, than why would you not consider Buddha a good teacher?

Why you consider Buddha a good teacher?

Many people think Jesus and Buddha said some good things and consider them both good teachers. Jesus said a few good things and a few bad things so I don't think he was a good teacher.
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At 10/6/2016 4:27:36 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:44:50 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:

Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?


Buddha did all those.

I'd love to see your sources.

It's unlikely that the Buddha was born from a virgin since his mother was married. Walked on water? it was actually a disciple that supposedly walked on water. The writing of this is from the Chinese version of the Dhammapada (a Buddhist sect).

https://www.scribd.com...

So what you gotta do now, is find out the dates of these writings. Good luck. Yes, the account could very well be copied from the Gospels. In fact, the first writings of Buddha were about 500 years after his death.

http://www.findingdulcinea.com...

Pretty tough to suggest the Bible copied anything from the writings of Buddha.

Now even if (emphasis on if) there were any profound similarities between the account Buddha, and Jesus, I wouldn't be too impressed. You still have all those others to deal with. I gave you a link to an online version of The Egyptian Book Of The Dead. This is where the similarities between Jesus and Horus are supposed to be. Yes, I read the whole thing. The similarities are all fabricated. Horus didn't resurrect from the Dead. In one account he was sliced to pieces, thrown into a river, and brought back by a crocodile.

Let me ask you. If I told you that the sinking of the Titanic was a myth copied from a novel written 14 years earlier from the suggested sinking called "The Wrecking Of The Titan", what would you say?

Similarities between Titanic and Titan:

Unsinkable
The Titanic was the world"s largest luxury liner (882 feet, displacing 53,000 long tons), and was once described as being (nearly) "unsinkable".

The Titan was the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men (800 feet, displacing 75,000 tons), and was considered "unsinkable".

Lifeboats
The Titanic carried only 20 lifeboats, less than half the number required for her passenger capacity of 3000.

The Titan carried "as few as the law allowed", 24 lifeboats, less than half needed for her 3000 capacity.

Struck an iceberg
Moving too fast at 23 knots, the Titanic struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic 400 miles away from Terranova.

Also on an April night in North Atlantic 400 miles from Newfoundland (Terranova) , the Titan hit an iceberg while traveling at 25 knots.

The Unsinkable Sank
The unsinkable Titanic sank, and more than half of her 2208 passengers died.

The indestructible Titan also sank, more than half of her 2500 passengers drowning, their "voices raised in agonized screams."

You as a skeptic should know the trick of the trade. In order to make something appear uncannily similar, you focus on the similarities and ignore the differences. As a matter of fact, the similarities between the novel and the historic sinking of the Titan are far greater than these myth/Jesus comparisons. At least there's no twisting of facts to attempt to make something appear as it's not.

Sometimes that is the case and sometimes it is not.

If you have ever seen a demonstration of the phone game, you can see how statements get twisted and wound together. Long ago, most people were illiterate and just passed things on by word of mouth. It is not hard to imagine old religions borrowing ideas from others.

"In the Persian scriptures of the Zoroastrians, the Avesta tells the story of how Ormuzd created the world and the first two humans in six days and then rested on the seventh. The names of these two human beings were Adama and Evah. These texts date back as far as the 10th century B.C.

There is also a lot of evidence that the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest recorded texts in human history, had an influence on the biblical creation story. The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of a man, Enkidu, who was created from the earth by a god. He lives amongst the animals in a natural paradise until he is tempted by a woman, Shamhat. He accepts food from this woman and is forced to leave the place where he lives after becoming aware of his own nakedness. Later in the epic, he encounters a snake which steals a plant of immortality from him. Obviously, there are a lot of parallels between this story and the Graden of Eden from the Bible."

Source - http://listverse.com...
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10/8/2016 5:24:25 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/6/2016 2:44:50 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:06:14 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...

I didn't fact check every one but, of the ones I did check, most of them were verifiable.

For example, I was able to confirm much of points attributed to Buddha. Lets just say Jesus was not the only one walking on water, being born of a virgin and resurrecting himself from the dead. Human sacrifice to atone for "sins" is not a new one either.
Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?

Buddha did all those.

There are different types of Buddhism. The most earliest sources made Buddha seem like just a normal philosopher (who believed in Nirvana and reincarnation). Buddhism is hardly a religion. Take out all the supernatural stuff and you got a philosophy about suffering.

Buddha was a prince, not some son of a virgin.

He never resurrected himself from the dead. He ate spoiled food and eventually died. Why would he resurrect himself from dead if he's trying to reach Nirvana?

He never sacrificed himself.

The reason for all the Jesus-like attributes is due to the fact that people changed up the religion a bit so it would be more appealing. I mean, the masses aren't going to care much about Buddhism if Buddha was just a normal guy.
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10/8/2016 5:47:56 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 10/5/2016 5:57:41 AM, Willows wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

Very interesting. The great flood story was very popular amongst many societies also, but this will make you laugh..........

A few years back there was a claim that Noah's Arc had been found on the foothills of Mount Ararat. Specialists were sent over to the site and undertook archaelogical and carbon dating tests to find that, yes indeed, the fossilized wood samples were proven to be from that era and the pattern of the wood matched the outline of a giant arc. It was all filmed as a documentary. Hallelujah, the smoking gun had been found, at last proof of God.

Until..........it was discovered that somebody in the Turkish tourist commission decided to drum up some business and paid some Kurdish tribesmen to cart heaps of fossilized wood from the Dead Sea to the mountain and bury them in an arc-like pattern.

The rumor was put out and the so called "specialists" just happened to be from the Noah's Arc Society from Hong Kong who took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.

Can you cite any sources for this story?
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10/8/2016 6:02:17 PM
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These kinds of observations are indeed very very intriguing. But I personally do not conclude from these that Christ did not exist or Christ did not do what is recorded in the various documents from antiquity or that Christ lied.

There is no other story or record from antiquity that is remotely like what's recorded in the Gospels, the things that Christ espoused were not only very bizarre they were utterly alien to prevailing Israelite beliefs and practices and so it doesn't seem - to me - that Christianity was just some other new "religion" it was fundamentally at odds with prevailing social practices, beliefs and customs be they pagan or Hebraic.

His disciples are recorded - by non religious Roman writers - as completely committed to the truth of what they claimed and these men claimed - even to death - to have actually witnessed supernatural events and the resurrection.

People when cruelly tortured do not endure such horror when they can simply deny, especially if that denial can be forgiven them, no it is quite possible that these men suffered and died - as did Christ - for our sake, as the closest thing to proof that they were telling the truth. For the sake of humanity they endured torture and brutality unto death as their way of demonstrating they were telling the truth.

Few skeptics ever take time to consider these kinds of things.
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10/8/2016 11:02:24 PM
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At 10/8/2016 5:47:56 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
At 10/5/2016 5:57:41 AM, Willows wrote:


The rumor was put out and the so called "specialists" just happened to be from the Noah's Arc Society from Hong Kong who took the bait, hook, line, and sinker.

Can you cite any sources for this story?

Yes, my error though, it was the "Noah's Arc Ministries" in Hong Kong.
Here is a link for starters and you will note that many religious sites dismissed the claim as a hoax also.
http://www.cbn.com...
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10/9/2016 2:59:40 AM
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At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)

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10/9/2016 7:09:13 AM
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At 10/8/2016 6:02:17 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
These kinds of observations are indeed very very intriguing. But I personally do not conclude from these that Christ did not exist or Christ did not do what is recorded in the various documents from antiquity or that Christ lied.
Cite these VARIOUS DOCUMENTS from antiquity.
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10/11/2016 2:43:34 AM
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At 10/8/2016 6:02:17 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
These kinds of observations are indeed very very intriguing. But I personally do not conclude from these that Christ did not exist or Christ did not do what is recorded in the various documents from antiquity or that Christ lied.

I believe he existed also. It seems that when religions are centered around a main human character (Islam-Muhammad, Mormonism-Joseph Smith, Buddhism-Buddha, Christianity-Jesus), the stories make them out to be more than just a regular human. This would seem reasonable. After all, if Mormons didn't think Joseph Smith was a prophet, their religion wouldn't go very far.

Christians place the foundation of their belief in supposed eye witness accounts of Jesus performing miracles.

According to self-proclaimed eye witness accounts, Joseph Smith also performed miracles and casted out demons. https://en.wikipedia.org...

He even had visions and prophecies the Mormons claim came true. http://www.jefflindsay.com...

While most people on this site might believe the claims about Joseph Smith to be false, many will defend the validity of Jesus being someone special without seeing the irony in that.


There is no other story or record from antiquity that is remotely like what's recorded in the Gospels, the things that Christ espoused were not only very bizarre they were utterly alien to prevailing Israelite beliefs and practices and so it doesn't seem - to me - that Christianity was just some other new "religion" it was fundamentally at odds with prevailing social practices, beliefs and customs be they pagan or Hebraic.

The Mormons could say the same thing.

His disciples are recorded - by non religious Roman writers - as completely committed to the truth of what they claimed and these men claimed - even to death - to have actually witnessed supernatural events and the resurrection.

Brigham Young was a disciple and follower of his prophet, Joseph Smith. Would you say he is correct in his belief, dishonest or confused?

People when cruelly tortured do not endure such horror when they can simply deny, especially if that denial can be forgiven them, no it is quite possible that these men suffered and died - as did Christ - for our sake, as the closest thing to proof that they were telling the truth. For the sake of humanity they endured torture and brutality unto death as their way of demonstrating they were telling the truth.

Few skeptics ever take time to consider these kinds of things.

Here is a list of Mormon martyrs - https://en.wikipedia.org...

I'm sure I could easily find a list of Buddhists and Muslims that died for their religion also.

The only reason you think Christianity is different is because you are a Christian. If you had been born in Pakistan, you would think Christians are delusional. I said something like that to a Muslim on this site and he said it was just a lucky coincidence that he was born in an Islamic country, which allowed him to find the right religion.

Do you see any similarities?
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10/11/2016 2:51:34 AM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/8/2016 5:24:25 PM, imperialchimp wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:44:50 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:27:09 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/6/2016 2:06:14 AM, matt8800 wrote:
At 10/5/2016 6:18:25 AM, RoderickSpode wrote:
At 10/5/2016 3:08:10 AM, matt8800 wrote:
Many of the stories in Christianity were borrowed from earlier religions. When new religions were invented, it seemed to be a common practice.

Horus (Egyptian god 3100 BC)

He had 12 disciples.
One was born of a virgin in a cave.
Like Jesus, his birth was announced via a"star.
And three wise men showed up!
He was baptized when he was 30"by Anup the Baptizer.
He rose a guy from the dead and walked on water.
Lastly, he was crucified, buried like Jesus in a tomb, and resurrected.

Buddha (563 BC)

Healed the sick
Walked on water.
Fed 500 men from one basket of cakes.
Taught a lot of the same things Jesus taught, including equality for all.
He spent three days in jail.
Was resurrected when he died.

Mithra (2000 BC)

An ancient Zoroastrian deity"with"similarities to Jesus.
Virginal birth"on December 25th.
Swaddled and laid"in a manger.
Tended by shepherds in the manger.
He had 12 companions"(or disciples).
Performed miracles.
Gave his own life to save the world.
Dead for three days, then"resurrected.
Called "the Way, the Truth and the Light."
Has his own version of a Eucharistic-style "Lord"s supper."

Krishna (around 3000 BC)

A"Hindu God.
Born after his mom was impregnated by a God.
Angels, wise men, and shepherds were at his birth.
Guess what gifts they gave him? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
A jealous bad guy"ordered the slaughter of all newborns, just as happened with Jesus.
Baptized in a river.
Performed miracles, including raising the dead and healing the deaf and blind.
Rose from the dead to ascend to heaven.
Is expected to return to earth someday to fight the "Prince of Evil."

Osiris (around 2500 BC)

Son of an Egyptian God.
Killed and the resurrected after three days in hell. WTF? A common theme here!
Performed miracles
Had 12 disciples.
Taught rebirth through water baptism.


I wonder if Christians find this ironic at all. I am definitely curious as to what their explanations would be :)
Basically, these are scams. The Horus comparison for instance was used in a movie called zeitgeist. It turned out to be an internet hoax. It's supposed to be from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Check it out for yourself....

http://www.sacred-texts.com...

I didn't fact check every one but, of the ones I did check, most of them were verifiable.

For example, I was able to confirm much of points attributed to Buddha. Lets just say Jesus was not the only one walking on water, being born of a virgin and resurrecting himself from the dead. Human sacrifice to atone for "sins" is not a new one either.
Which ones were attributed to Buddha?

Who walked on water?

Who was born of a virgin?

And who resurrected himself from the dead?

Buddha did all those.

There are different types of Buddhism. The most earliest sources made Buddha seem like just a normal philosopher (who believed in Nirvana and reincarnation). Buddhism is hardly a religion. Take out all the supernatural stuff and you got a philosophy about suffering.

Buddha was a prince, not some son of a virgin.


Yes, I have heard that version also. Here is the virgin birth version - https://en.wikipedia.org...(mother_of_the_Buddha)

I think the point is that most people will believe just about anything without a second thought.