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#1 Jul 28, 2012
There are many atheists who claim that Jesus never really lived. What if I told you that there was once an ancient religion which described God as a being who:

Was called “Lord of Lords”,“King of Kings”,“God of Gods”,“Resurrection and the Life”,“Good Shepherd”,“Eternity and Everlastingness”, and the god who "made men and women to be “born again"
His birth was announced by Three Wise Men:
the three stars Mintaka, Anilam, and Alnitak in the belt of Orion

Had a star in the east, Sirius, that signified his birth
Had a Eucharist ceremony of sorts, in which his flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat
Taught much of the same material as Jesus; many teachings are identically the same, word for word
Was killed and later resurrected, providing hope to all that they may do likewise and become eternal


Would you recognize this religious figure? Sound like someone you know? Well, of course, we are describing the figure of Osiris!! What, did you think we were talking about Jesus? It sure sounds like Jesus doesn’t it? Would it shake your faith to discover that Osiris was a mythological Egyptian god who riled over the earth shortly after its creation? And while the worship of Osiris is no longer prevalent on our planet, there are a number of atheists who are now assembling to argue that Christianity is simply a copycat of previously existing faith systems. Their argument is that Christianity is not true, and that Jesus never lived. He is simply a copied form of deity from a number of pre-existing mythologies!

Besides Osiris, the story of jesus is similar to that of krishna and dionysius and mithras.

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#2 Jul 28, 2012
There are many atheists who claim that Jesus never really lived. What if I told you that there was once an ancient religion which described God as a being who:


Was born of a virgin on December 25th, in a cave, attended by shepherds
Was considered a great traveling teacher and master
Had 12 companions or disciples
Promised his followers immortality
Performed miracles
Sacrificed himself for world peace
Was buried in a tomb and after three days rose again
Was celebrated each year at the time of His resurrection (later to become Easter)
Was called "the Good Shepherd"
Was identified with both the Lamb and the Lion
Was considered to be the "Way, the Truth and the Light," and the "Logos," "Redeemer," "Savior" and "Messiah."
Celebrated Sunday as His sacred day (also known as the "Lord's Day,")
Celebrated a Eucharist or "Lord's Supper"


Would you recognize this religious figure? Sound like someone you know? Well, of course, we are describing the figure of Mithras!! What, did you think we were talking about Jesus? It sure sounds like Jesus doesn’t it? Would it shake your faith to discover that Mithraism was a popular religion in the Roman era, and actually competed with Christianity for the hearts and minds of believers? While Mithraism is no longer a viable religious belief system in our world, there are a number of atheists who are now assembling to argue that Christianity is simply a copycat of previously existing faith systems. Their argument is that Christianity is not true, and that Jesus never lived. He is simply a copied form of deity from a number of pre-existing mythologies!

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#3 Jul 28, 2012
The bible version of christianity (new testament) was re-written during the council of nicea...

“Version 2.0”

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#4 Jul 28, 2012
who cares, God is fake, Religion is for the weak minded... Everything that happens on earth is chance and There is nothing after death but non-exsistance, deal with it.

“Getting banned smells like...”

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...resurrection

#5 Jul 28, 2012
If you'd like to read this information in its entirety by the original author, versus some random troll trying to pass off an excerpt as her own:

http://www.pleaseconvinceme.com/index/Is_Jesu...

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#6 Jul 28, 2012
Some Christians dismiss that resemblance quirk with the argument that Satan is a mimicking god.
Style

London, UK

#7 Jul 28, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
There are many atheists who claim that Jesus never really lived. What if I told you that there was once an ancient religion which described God as a being who:
Was born of a virgin on December 25th, in a cave, attended by shepherds
Was considered a great traveling teacher and master
Had 12 companions or disciples
Promised his followers immortality
Performed miracles
Sacrificed himself for world peace
Was buried in a tomb and after three days rose again
Was celebrated each year at the time of His resurrection (later to become Easter)
Was called "the Good Shepherd"
Was identified with both the Lamb and the Lion
Was considered to be the "Way, the Truth and the Light," and the "Logos," "Redeemer," "Savior" and "Messiah."
Celebrated Sunday as His sacred day (also known as the "Lord's Day,")
Celebrated a Eucharist or "Lord's Supper"
Would you recognize this religious figure? Sound like someone you know? Well, of course, we are describing the figure of Mithras!! What, did you think we were talking about Jesus? It sure sounds like Jesus doesn’t it? Would it shake your faith to discover that Mithraism was a popular religion in the Roman era, and actually competed with Christianity for the hearts and minds of believers? While Mithraism is no longer a viable religious belief system in our world, there are a number of atheists who are now assembling to argue that Christianity is simply a copycat of previously existing faith systems. Their argument is that Christianity is not true, and that Jesus never lived. He is simply a copied form of deity from a number of pre-existing mythologies!
Not quite…but...you’re headed in the right direction!

Some people use the word ‘parallels’, I prefer ‘copyright infringement’

http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/JesusEvide...

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#8 Jul 28, 2012
Relevant Info:

Of course, contemporary skeptics who use such an argument in attempts to debunk the uniqueness and deity of Christ cannot take credit as its originators. History records that almost two thousand years ago the early Christian apologists were busily engaged in responding to the exact same argument. For example, Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-426) stated in his Christian Doctrine:

The readers and admirers of Plato dared calumniously to assert that our Lord Jesus Christ learnt all those sayings of His, which they are compelled to admire and praise, from the books of Plato—because (they urged) it cannot be denied that Plato lived long before the coming of our Lord (2:28, parenthetical item in orig.).

Augustine refuted the argument by suggesting that Plato had read the prophet Jeremiah and then conveniently incorporated Jeremiah’s teachings into his own. The point, however, is clear: as early as A.D. 400, skeptics and enemies of the Cross were launching fiery darts of alleged plagiarism at both Christ and His followers.

//ertullian (c. A.D. 160-220) observed that the story of Romulus, another character from ancient Greek mythology who was seen after his death, was quite similar to the story of Christ being seen after His death. However, Tertullian went on to note that the stories of Christ were much more certain because they were documented by historical evidence (Apology, 21).

While ancient pagans saw, and modern skeptics still see, such similarities as militating against the originality and uniqueness of Christ, the writings of such men as Augustine, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and others document the fact that early Christians could see obvious—yes, even welcome—similarities between the story of Jesus and the accounts of mythological, pagan gods. Furthermore, some of those early Christians even seized upon those very similarities to defend Jesus’ position as the unique Son of God. The apologists’ point, of course, was two-fold:(1) men of the past had searched for a unique savior-god and, finding none, resorted to inventing him and bestowing upon him certain distinct characteristics; and (2) that Savior—who, although in the past had been endowed with unique traits of their own feeble creation—actually had come!

http://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.asp...

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Dervishes Were Thunderbolts!

#9 Jul 28, 2012
Is this Zeitgeist?

“You Have Died Corfield!!”

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Dervishes Were Thunderbolts!

#10 Jul 28, 2012
Hey Desmond, Check out this documentary!

Age of Aquarius!

THE RELIC

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Jul 28, 2012
Blaspheme against the Son of God at your own risk. Another white lie to mislead the true Isrealites.
Style

London, UK

#12 Jul 28, 2012
Who wrote the New Testament?

Bill

Harrisburg, PA

#13 Jul 28, 2012
J-Town Ninja OhH YeE AhH wrote:
God is fake,
Doesn't that claim presume omniscience?

“Version 2.0”

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#14 Jul 28, 2012
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesn't that claim presume omniscience?
no, it presumes common sense....

there is no proof that a giant Easter bunny like alien race didnt construct the world and lay the seed for the human race either.

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#15 Jul 29, 2012
Jesus is one of my favorite fictional charterers of all time.
whiteblack

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Jul 29, 2012
I have read of it before and also read how christianity later disputed. I just think it's up to individual to challenge what they choose to believe. Atheist think they have all the answer to the world.

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