Tag: jesus christ

Cracked.com’s shockingly crappy article about ‘Religulous’ and ‘Zeitgeist’

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

Cracked.com had an article disparaging documentaries “shockingly full of crap” that included the first “Zeitgeist” film. Unfortunately, the article itself – which had almost a million views in one day – is shockingly full of crap, as the author has a very superficial knowledge of the subject of comparative religion and mythology. Note that she […]

Maya watchtowers discovered to align with solstices and equinoxes

In 2012, archaeologists announced news concerning astronomically aligned structures at the Mayan site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Previously largely overlooked, these ruined towers surrounding the long ceremonial area or “Great Ball Court” have now been analyzed and determined to possess alignments to the equinoxes and solstices. Alignments to the equinoxes have been known […]

Jesus and Paul: Figurehead and founder of Christianity?

When the facts of comparative religion and history are known, typical perspectives of Christian origins and history sometimes sound unsophisticated and uninformed. For example, in the article below Huffington Post writer Robert Orlando raises up a number of “Christian” elements that derive from pre-Christian Paganism. However, he also comments: “There were no models for dying […]

Adam and Eve a myth?

The NPR article below explains that Christian scholars are being forced to reconsider the account of Adam and Eve in the Bible, largely because of genetic studies. If Adam is mythical, then the Bible is incorrect and not “inerrant.” Moreover, the New Testament traces Jesus’s family lineage to the (fictional) Adam. (Lk 3:38) Based on […]

Josephus forgery on Jesus

Here’s a neat little paragraph succinctly summarizing one of the many problems with the passage in the works of the Jewish historian Josephus used to “prove” the historicity of Jesus Christ, called the “Testimonium Flavianum”: “Its brevity disproves its authenticity. Josephus’ work is voluminous and exhaustive. It comprises 20 books. Whole pages are devoted to […]

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