Yes, I've heard those theories before. But there are completely unsubstantiated.You have an unverified mish mash collection of ancient myths that any serious scholar can see are borrowed from other older unproven myths and use it as a solid base from which to prove your points.
The Christ is borrowed from Mithras plus a few others, Christmas and Easter come from older Paganism.
Christmas was not "taken" from pagans, the date was.
You're comparing religion to nationalism?When one culture meets another, their social customs and traditions mix to form a slightly new culture that most consider the best of both. Look at America, our ancestors came here from all sorts of places (my own heritage is German, Irish, Italian, British and Dutch...IOW Heinz 57) and learned to mix and mingle. Religion has also mixed and mingled down through the years.
My heritage is American.
The Puritans, Shakers and other various cults didn't fare so well. The Catholic Church has held it's own....so far. The Protestants are still with us and all are arguing with each other....all of this from one book.....hmmmm, a good souce? I think not.
Yes, it's a fantastic source. It's a historic compilation of many people and many stories with one key element to share - worship God.
There are no flaws, no contradictions & no errors, despite what atheist propaganda sites will tell you.
You don't kow that. There's over a million Christians in Saudi Arabia right now...Let's face it, if this was Saudi Arabia, you would be quoting the Koran. Now, tell me why your flavor of kool-aid is any better/worse than any other.
There are no "flavors" of Christianity. It is what it is. So there is no better or worse about it. When there is only one God, He can't be better or worse than Himself.