Kudos on the first quote, but I disagree on the quote by Price.<quoted text>
Everyone who reads Murdock's Christ in Egypt should understand that the sources she cites are anything but marginal or questionable. In fact, her sources are entirely within the Egyptology mainstream and many are, in fact, revered, and deservedly so, within the community of Egyptologists.
The fact that these sources are mainstream, highly respected, or even seminal does not, of course, make them right about the origins of the Christ story. However, it does make them, and Murdock's thesis in which she incorporates their work, impossible to dismiss out of hand.
Read her book. Criticize it if you believe it deserves criticism. But to dismiss it or get apoplectic about her thesis simply because it shocks you is plainly foolish.
--Kenneth L. Feder, PhD, Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock: "we assert that Christianity constitutes Gnosticism historicized and Judaized, likewise representing a synthesis of Egyptian, Jewish and Greek religion and mythology, among others [including Buddhism, via King Asoka's missionaries] from around the 'known world'". "Christianity is largely the product of Egyptian religion being Judaized and historicized".
--Robert M. Price, PhD, The Pre-Nicene New Testament
I'll tell you why if you really want to know.