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The Denver Atheists Meetup Group Message Board General Discussion › FYI: Religulous

FYI: Religulous

Linda R.
Loveland, CO
Post #: 485
What do all you Biblical scholars say about this?

"6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full of Crap"­
A former member
Post #: 132
I read the article (I'm a big Cracked fan) and the pagan comparisons made in the film are unfortunately all false. There are more compelling Christ myth theories which do not rely on those, but they were not included.
A former member
Post #: 157
The article forgot to mention that Muhammad and Buddha were virgin births. Assyrian & Babylonian procreation with gods and goddesses resulted in other gods and goddesses.

"Greco-Roman and Helenistic literature is rich in the tradition of birth among the gods" Wikipedia Also, "Many of the attributes of Isis, the God-mother, the mother of Horus; and of Neith, the goddess of Sais are identical with those of Mary the Mother of Christ." (page 161)[1] Early Christian stories in the Apocryphal Gospels, which record the wanderings of the Virgin and Child in Egypt are similar to stories found on the Metternich Stela texts about the life of Isis. (page 161)[1] Also, the pictures and sculptures of Isis suckling her child Horus are the foundation for Christian figurines and paintings of the Madonna and Child. Of course, the legend of the birth of Horus has many elements not found even in the Apocryphal Gospels. Egyptian texts mention numerous forms of Horus. In one he is "Heru-sa Ast, sa-Asar, or Horus, son of Isis, son of Osiris." Isis is described in the Hymn to Osiris, as finding and restoring the body of her dead husband, and using magical words given her by Thoth to restore him to life. Then, by uniting with Osiris she conceives Horus. Horus represented the rising sun and in this respect was comparable to the Greek Apollo.[54]"

It's good that there are skeptics in the world who investigate, but not all of their "false" findings are true.
Linda R.
Loveland, CO
Post #: 486
One thing I also found intriguing about the ancient Egyptians was their penchant for individuals to have their own favorite "trinity" of gods.
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