The Virgin-Born Son of the Sun God

Virgin-born Indian hero KuntiMuch-loved ancient tales from the Indian sacred text the Mahabharata demonstrate some important motifs found within Christianity as well. As part of this discussion of comparative religion and mythology, it has often been argued that the Indian god Krishna’s mother was not a virgin but only a “chaste” maiden who had previously given birth to seven others. In this regard, I have discussed the general subject of a pre-Christian and non-Christian virgin mother in depth in my books, especially Suns of God and Christ in Egypt, and I have also published an article and lengthy forum post specifically about whether or not Krishna’s mother, Devaki, could be considered a “virgin.” Included in the counter-argument on this subject is the impression that it is absurd to even consider the concept of a virgin birth and virgin mother in any other religion or mythology than Christianity.

As it turns out – and as can be seen from numerous links in the forum post “Was Krishna’s Mother a Virgin?” – Indian religion and mythology very much possess the notions of a virgin-born hero and virgin mother, found in the very texts in which Krishna is made famous. Indeed, the writer of the Mahabharata, himself named Krishna, was said to have been virgin born! In consideration of the fact that the Mahabharata (c. 400 BCE to c. 4th cent. AD/CE) was begun several centuries before the Christian era, if the oldest strata included this tale of their purported author being named Krishna and being virgin born, then we have in this legend a Krishna with a virgin mother centuries before Christ allegedly existed.

Moreover, the subject of the story discussed below, the virgin Kunti – whose sacred name is passed down to us in the ancient and venerable word “cunt” – is the aunt of Krishna’s mother. Furthermore, Devaki herself is depicted as having been impregnated as an unwed – and therefore presumably virginal – teenager after eating a piece of fruit. In consideration of these factors – including the others highlighted in my writings, such as that Devaki is clearly not a real person but a mythical figure with the attributes of a dawn goddess  – it is not unreasonable or unscientific to label Krishna’s mother a “virgin” as well, as many have done.

This Kunti-Surya-Karna story from the Mahabharata is recounted in the article Kunti and the Birth of the Sun God’s Child, which includes some gems such as:

One morning, finding that their stock of water is over, Kunti takes a pot and goes to fetch water. There she bathes in the lake, removing her outer clothes and wearing just her undergarments and after her bath bows to the sun covering herself in a thin shawl. The sun [Surya] is enamored by her beauty and she is struck by his arrows of rays. The rays enter her belly and Kunti conceives. The pregnancy grows instantly and soon the child comes out breaking open her skull. Kunti takes the baby and kissing him, tells him that she had no right to give birth to him since she is a virgin and now she can’’ take him to the dhooni for that will taint the holy place….

…It is the blood of such mighty emperors that runs through Kunti’s veins. And as Shoorasena’s daughter, she is Vasudeva’s sister and Krishna’s maternal aunt….

…The Bharata empire, at the end of the Mahabharata, through Kunti, goes to the Yadava blood [so named from the ancestor Yadu]….

…soon after her marriage, she discovered that her young husband, the handsome scion of the Bharatas, was impotent in bed. As she would admit later when he lay dead before her, he could never make love to her….

The Mahabharata itself, in what definitely a much later interpolation, says in a chapter…that Kunti is an incarnation of the goddess Siddhi….

…A kaneena son is the one born to one’s wife when she was a kanya, that is, before her marriage. This is exactly what had happened to Kunti – Karna was her kaneena son….

In Vyasa’s epic, Karna’s birth and the incidents leading to it are narrated twice….

…The Mahabharata here mentions clearly that Soorya [Surya] did not have sex with her, but impregnated her through his yogic power so that her maidenhood remained undamaged….

Thus in the first narration of the story Karna is the result of actual sex between Kunti and Soorya, in the second Kunti and Soorya do not have sex and the consummation of the invocation is through a yogic process, leaving Kunti’s virginity intact, making Karna’s birth an ‘immaculate’ one and Kunti a virgin mother in the most inclusive meaning of the term.

In addition to the virgin-born hero theme, this Kunti-Karna story from the Mahabharata also contains the motif of the newborn baby being placed in a box or boat and set adrift on a river, much the same as in the story of Moses:

Vyasa’s Mahabharata gives us an unforgettably touching picture of how the young woman takes her newborn child to the Ashwa river and floats him in it.  As soon as he is born, Kunti talks to her dhatri and gets a box. She spreads soft clothes inside it, and then covers all the joints with wax so that no water enters it. After this is done, she places the sleeping child in it and taking it to the river Ashwa near midnight, floats him in it….

And then Kunti wails again, bemoaning her lot, saying that his father the sun god is blessed indeed since he can watch with his divine eyes his son as he is carried forward by the river, and that blessed is the woman who would bring him up as her son, suckling him when he cries for milk….

As we can see, there is good reason to be skeptical of supernatural stories in the Bible, as these turn out to be patently mythical motifs found in the religion and mythology of other cultures as well. More about these fascinating aspects of comparative religion and mythology can be found in my books, ebooks and articles at StellarHousePublishing.com and TruthBeKnown.com.

(Note I did not write the caption on the image here.)

Further Reading

Was Krishna Born of a Virgin? (article)
Krishna Born of a Virgin? (book chapter)
Was Krishna’s Mother a Virgin? (forum thread)

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  1. Devil in a blue dress
    nah, he was just a demon. A very powerful entity, but nevertheless just another demon (fallen angel). In the beginning was the word (Jesus), and the word was with God. i.e. Jesus was with God since the beginning, and it was Jesus who spoke creation into being. He created the angels, including the ones who later fell away. They all knew what Jesus’ plan was for mankind since before time began. Once they fell, they lied to humanity and sought out worship from men. They went to Enoch and asked him to intercede between them and God. He did so, and God told him that “you tell them the angles were created to intercede for man, and not man for angels.” Its been good vs. evil ever since. Get right with Jesus. Its almost over, and storm is approaching. Love not your life until the end and you will receive a crown of glory (for martyrdom).

    1. It is quite evident that you know nothing about Hindu mythology but are simply repeating prejudicial conditioning, likely imposed upon you from when you were young.

      Such remarks are not factual or scientific but constitute mere belief and faith in concepts that you do not [i]know [/i] but simply [i]believe [/i]to be true.

      What I am recounting here is that the Indian hero Karna was represented in ancient mythology as having been born of a virgin and the sun god, much like the story of Jesus Christ. This motif therefore is pre-Christian and cannot be claimed to be “historical” and “unique” in the New Testament tale.

      Obviously, I do not expect you to understand any of these facts, but your remarks are frankly bigoted against an entire culture and class of people about whom you have next to no knowledge, i.e, ancient Indians. In many instances, they were far better educated and more intelligent than many members of the Christian culture.

      1. Hello again Ms. Murdock. It has been sometime since I have written to you, and no I do not expect you to remember who I am or even what I said to you. Nevertheless, I hope that time has been gentle to you and that you have managed to hold your beauty intact.

        As I said to you before, good intelligence can be used for evil purposes. Much was the case during the Athieistic Communists reign of terror in the old Soviet Union, who made the claim that there is no God or gods and that Darwin’s theory of evolution explains how humanity came into existance and the old “religions” must be wiped out to pave the way for the new “Superman” to emerge (evolve). The comic strip character “Superman” indeed has a red and yellow “S” – the colors of the old Soviet Union – and some have stated the “S” covertly stood for “Stalin” and not Superman. Stalin was known as the Man of Steel.

        There is no way to know for certain, but it has been stated that Jesus did in fact travel to India. But whether or not one believes he was “virgin born” is not a blackball that will keep you from entering paradise in the hereafter. According to the Bible, as was told to Moses while engaging the burning bush, Moses asked “And whom shall I say sent me,” referring to the inevitable fact that the people will ask. “Tell them I am that I am” was the answer given. In other words, believe that God is real, and the names attributed to him are inconsequetial.

        I myself still concur with Benjamin Franklin when he stated “As for the divinity of Christ, I feel I shall find the answer after I’m dead, and with much less turmoil.”

        Peace.

    2. Where did you get that idea from?
      To claim Jesus is the Creator of the universe is one thing. To actually have any proof of it is another.
      Just where did you get that story from? As a theology student and having read the bible from front to back..many times…I have never seen that story.
      You need to do some research and you will find that the story of Jesus is just the re-telling of a number of far more ancient stories.
      All that was done is that the names were changed a bit.
      The bible is not the original story of a virgin birth or a savior of the world by any means.
      You will find the same story in many cultures that pre-date Christianity by centuries etc.
      You will also find many of the names (such as Light of the world etc)are also to be found in other ancient religions. The stories out of Egypts past are a good place to start
      Nor is there a single sentance in the bible that says that the word is Jesus.
      You are making things up in order to sustain your mistaken beliefs with absolutly no proof that your statements are accurate.

    3. Kunti
      Damian
      U r a beautiful example why I’m Saved from Jesus!
      At best U r a lukewarm Christian and an embarrassment to intelligence :whistle:

      1. A tip
        When disparaging the intelligence of another, it is vitally important that you show a modicum of intelligence on your own.

        You have a fully functional keyboard. Your inability to operate it properly is all the proof of your intellectual capacity we need.

  2. there were numerous virgin-born saviour gods
    As shown at whatisknown.com there have been numerous virgin-born saviour gods. Krishna was among them and there are at least sixteen who share what is described as belonging exclusively to Jesus. Jesus was most likely to have been a medium if he even lived at all. The passion plays were known one thousand years earlier. Baptism was an ancient Pagan rite as was the Eucharist. People are killing and dying for myths.

  3. get it right
    souls that do not know Jesus will always believe what suits them. If they dont acknowledge their spiritual nature along with their flesh nature, how are they going to let Jesus in?The matter of Jesus is a matter of faith, not a matter of fact or fiction. Get it right, because you have only one chance to make the right choice, and then you will either die or sleep. Its always been your choice, get it right. :silly:

  4. This “Mystery of the Ages”
    First let me say that you have a great site here Acharya, and the things you expose so well (and so well researched) have been known for thousands of years, and need to be continually revealed to open up the religious mind that has been closed by dogma over the last few millennium. It seems the ‘enlightenment’ was not exactly as they taught us in our schools of disinformation.

    You elaborate on all that is ‘under the sun’ so to speak regarding religions and their sources – at least as far back as records will allow.

    Yet, this begs the question: Where did the motifs originate from? There must have been a first cause – don’t you think? Especially when you examine numerous cultures who have the same motifs – yet differing somewhat due to the ‘telephone effect’.

    It seems that someone (some higher power/intelligence) taught similar motifs to numerous cultures. That is, a ‘Virgin” giving birth to a ‘god-son’ – the reincarnation of the god that walked on earth’. This does seem to be a reoccurring theme throughout ancient cultures.

    With your vast knowledge, and, no doubt, inquiring mind, have you discovered a prime source, or perhaps a good guess that you could share?

    I for one am restless, until I find the final truth – if it can be known?

    “God giveth you all Truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul, and the truth which seemeth today, ye will abandon for the higher truth of tomorrow. Press ye into Perfection.”

    Peace

    1. Yeshuah of Nazareth IS the Messiah
      What is the primary purpose of the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh/”Old Testament”)?
      To absolutely establish the identity of the Messiah/HaMashiach, the Promised One.

      When does the Tanakh say that HaMashiach (the Messiah) will come?

      “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks (69 “weeks” of years): the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks (434 days) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself.” (Daniel 9:25-6)

      When did the prophet Daniel live and write?

      Babylon rebelled against the Assyrian Empire in 626 BC, and overthrew the Assyrian capital of Nineveh in 612 BC. Babylon became the master of the Middle East when it defeated the Egyptian armies in 605 BC. Daniel was among those taken captive to Babylon that year when Nebuchadnezzar subdued Jerusalem. He ministered for the full duration of the Babylonian captivity as a prophet and a government official and continued on after Babylon was overcome by the Medes and Persians in 539 BC. His prophetic ministry was directed to the Gentile courts of Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar) and Persia (Darius and Cyrus), as well as to his Jewish countrymen. Zerubbabel led a return of the Jews to Jerusalem in the first year of Cyrus, and Daniel lived and ministered at least until the third year of Cyrus (536 BC). Daniel’s book was no doubt written by Cyrus’ ninth year (c. 530 BC). As he predicted, the Persian Empire continued until Alexander the Great.

      When was “the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem” issued?

      According to secular history and the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh – Nehemiah 2:1-8), “the commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem” was issued by Artaxerxes in 457 BC.

      What is the conclusion of these prophecies?

      The sixty-nine weeks of seven years equals 483 years. 483 years forward from 457 BC takes us to 26 AD, which is the precise year in which Yeshuah of Nazareth (“Jesus Christ”) began his public ministry. He was born, according to prophecy, on the first day of the Feast of Sukkot on September 23, 3BC. The 434 days is the length of his public ministry. No other historical personage has fulfilled these essential prophetic requirements of the promised Messiah, the literal Son of God, and none ever will. Only one key fits this lock.

      Yeshuah of Nazareth, according to the Hebrew scriptures, IS the Messiah, the Promised One, as he claimed, and as we believe. But he is NOT God. [John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 2:5]

      Bob & Suzanne Hamrick
      bhmrck@bellsouth.net

  5. Cabala
    Intimations of the forthcoming advent of Christ Jesus in ancient mythologies was wonderful and probably dates back to early Shinar
    and Egypt..the knowledge of the trinity was most like the secret “knowledge” of the high priests. They adapted it “publicly” to fit their agendas..usually free sex and a goddess worship style of abusing women. The Babylon Cabala is the common thread of Catholicism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Rosicrucianism and Masonry.
    Hinduism is the old religion fermenting for 2000 years after the Babylon priests fled Darius into India.
    The was the knowledge of the Pharisees that Jesus so detested and it is now known in modern times as Judaism. The writer of this article has much to rationalize in her life, and she has preached her conscience down in the mirror to a place of intellectual coldness. This idea she clearly presenting -that Jesus is a retelling of mythologies rather than the truth that the mythologies foretold the coming of true Messiah -is patently false. As wise men have said “such theories are created so I can sleep with my secretary”.

  6. Pre-Christianity?
    You have miss spoke on the “pre-chritianity” phrase. Since Christianity began when the world was created, you must certainly be talking about something from some other mythology that predates creation.

    :woohoo:

  7. morons
    I didn’t knew people so stupid.
    I thought everyone in India knew that Krishan was not a virgin born (of course). How can anyone be virgin born !

    1. So, what you’re saying is that you didn’t even read this article. Nor, apparently, have the other commenters here, including all those who had nothing to contribute but an endless slew of personal insults and hate speech, which will not be passed along.

  8. I don’t see why finding similarities betw Christianity and other ancient religions should discredit Christianity at all. Any educated person can see that Christianity did not come out of a vacum. Christianity was the result of thousands of years of social/spiritual evolution.

    Just because other gods and mortal leaders such as Ceasar were called the `Sons of God’ or Suns of the Sun/Apollo, how does this demean Jesus Christ? In those days everyone in leadership tried to wrap the mantle of godhood around themselves. Alexander the Great also claimed to be a son of `god’. It was what people expected. The gods were like humans and could beget children from mortal women. So what? So the Christian church wrapped Jesus in the mantle virgin birth by a god. To me that is just 2,000 years church DOGMA.

    Look at what Jesus Christ actually said about himself – he said:
    [i]`I am the SON OF MAN'[/i] over 80 times in the Bible. It must have been very important to him because he said it so many times.

    [b]`I am the Son of MAN'[/b]. What does that mean? Jesus never really said – I am the Son of God. The Bible has him make a few cryptic comments like – [i]`I and my father are one'[/i], but never a clear unequivocal claim that ` I am the son of God.

    For me – Jesus is a great hero with a divine spirit. Jesus and Christianity changed the world.

  9. Consider this….
    While it is indisputable that various earlier cultures in Egypt, India, and other places had their mythos and theologies like Mithracism which predated ancient Israel and the Christian Era, this does not in itself negate the real presence of Jesus Christ in history. I ask the author to consider this:

    The Roman Senator Tacitus was an historian who wrote of Christ’s trial and crucifixion at the hands of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Palestine whom the Jewish Sanhedrin prevailed upon to that end. This is only some of the well documented evidence for the historic Jesus.

    The Holy Bible, originating with the early Hebrews under Moses in the Torah, or Old Testament, and culminating with Christ and His Apostles in the New Testament, is a narrative of God and Man’s relating, and interacting also with intermediary angelic beings both bad and good.

    God is constantly being asked to concede to men, and I point out I Samuel, Chapter 8 as one great example. A recurring theme of the scriptures is that God meets men where they are open to Him.

    I propose that God, in light of the various recurring themes men had expressed in their mythos about various theologies, simply manifested Himself to coincide with their expectations. As if to say, “I heard you asking for me….Here I AM!” Just because the stories of Moses and Christ and His Apostles seem to fit ancient archetypes does not necessarily make them fallacious or non-historic.

    I am also aware of the dangers of Lucifer looking to meet men where they are open to him and meet their expectations. I concede that organized religion, as individuals are, is often used wrongly, mistaken, deluded, and even corrupt and abusive for ulterior motives antithetical to God’s purpose. But this does not negate the reality of Christ and His ministry to Mankind. Any reply?

  10. What plagiarism or syncretism IS
    In a courtroom case of musical plagiarism Mr X claims the Devil “knew beforehand” he would write that specific piece of music, so the Devil planted same piece of music in time BEFORE, to make him look like he is a plagiarist. See how the judge would take that “argument”… Indeed, this ostensible “Last Recourse” argumentation has been used by theologians since the Middle Ages to “refute” proofs of events in the Bible found centuries before their supposed time. You can’t win; if you prove the matter, they will say the Devil arranged things miraculously this way (or the Fallen Angels) just to make religion look bad and make men worship them as gods. But then of course, this VALIDATES claims by the Gnostics that religions do the same, by substituting these religious figures for the true God, in order to make us worship them. See, it goes both ways gentlemen. That’s the reason theologians abandoned the use of this “argument”. The only thing that does NOT follow historical sequential time, is LANGUAGE, which is immaterial and not necessarily a product of history.

  11. In the interest of this forum, God and Science, I submit the following.

    45,000 BC
    There is evidence of human ritualistic burials at sites in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

    15,000 BC
    Cave paintings in Europe points toward human worship of animalistic deities.

    6000 BC
    Civilization begins in the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys. From this early culture cam the Sumerian civilization, they worship the [b]sun god[/b] AN and the [b]mother goddess[/b] Innin along with a pantheon of lesser deities.

    4004 BC
    Estimated date of [i]God’s creation of the Earth[/i] ( :whistle: interesting..), from a Biblical analysis performed by Bishop James Ussher in the seventeenth century.

    3000 BC or 10000 BC
    Beginnings of [b]Hinduism[/b] in the Indus River Valley. The Hindus revere a wide pantheon of deities, all of whom are revealed as expressions of the one true [b]Supreme Being[/b]. Thus Hinduism may be seen as either pantheistic or monotheistic.

    2800 BC
    The first Egyptian dynasty. The Pharaoh is proclaimed as the [b]“God King”[/b] (note their many references to the sun).

    2000 BC
    The beginning of [b]Judaism[/b] in the Middle East.

    1750 BC
    Stonehenge established as a religious center for the Druids, this site was most likely a temple for [b]sun worship[/b].

    1500 BC
    The beliefs and values of Hinduism are expressed in the Rig Vega. This document will be expanded over the following thousand years with the Brahmins, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads.

    1385 BC
    Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV establishes the short-lived monotheism of Aton, the [b]sun god[/b].

    1100 BC
    Moses receives the [b]Ten Commandments[/b] on Mt. Sinai, laying down a general code of morals that is still followed today.

    950 BC
    Brahmanism begins in India, teaching [b]individualism and the existence of the soul[/b].

    900 BC
    Greek civilization emerges with their [u]pantheon of gods and goddesses[/u].

    753 BC
    The city of [b]Rome[/b] is founded and many of the Greek deities will be adopted by the Romans and installed as the state religion until the birth and expansion of Christianity.

    630 BC
    Approximate birthrate of Zeroaster, founder of the [b]Persian monotheistic religion[/b], Zeroastrainism. Some accounts place his birth as much as 1000 years earlier then this accepted date.

    600 BC
    Captive Jews in Babylonia first inscribe the [b]Old Testament. [/b]

    550 BC
    Vardhamana Mehavirs Jina establishes modern Jainism in India. Jains believed in the liberation of the individual soul through asceticism and is one of the few major atheistic world beliefs.

    525 BC
    Lao Tzu founds [b]Taoism[/b] in China with the book of Tao and Virtue. This slim 5000-word volume announces the Tao teachings of humanity, peace and unity with nature and the universe. Today Taoism is as much a philosophy as it is a religion.

    500 BC
    Running parallel with Taoism, Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius) founds [b]Confucianism[/b] in China. This rationalist philosophic religion emphasizes reliance upon the self, devotion to virtue, and honoring of ancestors.

    500 BC
    Prince Siddartha Gautama (Sakyamuni) founds [b]Buddhism[/b] in Northern India. This major world religion now practiced by more the 250 million people, teaches the value of the “Middle Way” between asceticism and hedonism.

    1 AD
    Approximate date of[b] the birth of Jesus Christ[/b].

    33 AD
    [b]The death of Jesus Christ[/b], His disciples will spread [b]Christianity throughout the Roman Empire[/b] over the next several centuries.

    470 AD
    Height of the [b]Mayan[/b] civilization in central Mexico. They worship a deity pair bond know as [b]Xpiyacoc and Xmucane who created the universe. [/b]

    476 AD
    [b]The fall of the Western Roman Empire [/b]at Constantinople ushers in the Dark Ages in Europe.

    600 AD
    The Prophet Muhammad founds [b]Islam[/b] in Mecca. Followers of Islam worship Allah an all-powerful monotheistic deity.

    632 AD
    [b]Buddhism[/b] becomes the state religion of Tibet.

    1191 AD
    The Japanese monk Eisai founds the Rinzai school of [b]Zen[/b], a meditative form of Buddhism.

    1233 AD
    [b]Pope Gregory IX begins the Inquisition, which will spread throughout Europe over the next three centuries. It is an attempt to destroy individual religious thought through Church sponsored interrogation and torture[/b].

    1517 AD
    Martin Luther uses the printing press to circulate his 95 critiques of the Church causing the first major schism in Christianity.

    1543 AD
    [b]Copernicus theory of the sun-centered solar system, this contradicted the church held belief that God created the Earth as the center of the universe[/b].

    1600 AD
    [b]The Catholic Church has Giordano Bruno burned at the stake for suggesting that the stars might be suns, complete with orbiting planets and possibly intelligent life[/b].

    1620 AD
    English Puritans land at Plymouth escaping religious prosecution in England.

    1776 AD
    The United States of America declares its independence from England, establishing freedom of faith.

    1859 AD
    Charles [b]Darwin[/b] publishes The Origin of Species.

    1905 AD
    Albert [b]Einstein[/b] reveals his theory of relativity.

    1927 AD
    [b]Physicist Werner Heisenberg questions the nature of truth with his uncertainty principle, which states that the act of physical observation changes the properties of the phenomena being observed[/b].

    1939 – 1945 AD
    Mankind unlocks the power of the Atom.

    1953 AD
    James Watson and Francis Crick discover the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule.

    1957 AD
    Russia starts the space age with the launch of Sputnik.

    1968 AD
    Dr, Christian Bernard performs the first human heart transplant.

    1969 AD
    The United States of America land men on the moon.

    1978 AD
    Steve Wozniack and Steve Jobs introduce the first commercial personal computer called the Apple.

    2000 AD
    Earth population exceeds six billion.

    2001 AD
    [b]MAN BECOMES GOD. [/b]
    The Genome Project completed.
    Human Cloning becomes a reality reported by 20/20 ABC news show.

    2010 AD
    ………

    1. Here is something that may throw a curve ball into this argument/discussion.

      Take a look at these five videos on the prehistoric race and the evidence that supports it.

      [b]Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race March 2010 Part 1 of 5 [/b]

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNE66PqTmHI&feature=youtube_gdata

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSiwEq8T-ds&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-A3WT-ph7s&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG-VVoVzXhc&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nmfGzgjkcU&feature=related

      What were these people, and where did they come from. The writing that was found in various continents is strikingly similar to Angelic writing. This supports Enoch’s version of the truth and therefore parts of the Biblical version.

      These videos seem to be pointing to a Nephilim race of Angelic/human hybrids that Enoch speaks of and are also spoken of in the parts of the Old Testament.

      Enoch ascertains that it is these Nephilim that taught men about the astro-theological ideas that permeate religions and the concept of the gods.

      This does not mean that the bible is the be all and end all, just that there are many perspectives that have been recorded since this earlier civilization.

  12. re: This "Mystery of the Ages"
    [quote name=”Yahwarrior”]….With your vast knowledge, and, no doubt, inquiring mind, have you discovered a prime source, or perhaps a good guess that you could share?
    [/quote]

    A “prime source” you say? HA! That’s a good one… the “prime sources” (I assume you mean “primary sources”) were all eradicated over the first few centuries by (gasp!) those very same Christians who now want us to accept their gospels as absolute truth. There was too much to hide in the “prime sources” so they had to be destroyed, and the early Christians did a bang up job of it…and they managed to burn quite a few heretics and authors of those “prime sources” along the way. Funny how Christians always ask for primary sources when it was their very own order who set out to destroy them all.

  13. re:
    [quote name=”Acharya S”]It is quite evident that you know nothing about Hindu mythology but are simply repeating prejudicial conditioning, likely imposed upon you from when you were young.

    Such remarks are not factual or scientific but constitute mere belief and faith in concepts that you do not [i]know [/i] but simply [i]believe [/i]to be true.

    What I am recounting here is that the Indian hero Karna was represented in ancient mythology as having been born of a virgin and the sun god, much like the story of Jesus Christ. This motif therefore is pre-Christian and cannot be claimed to be "historical" and "unique" in the New Testament tale.

    Obviously, I do not expect you to understand any of these facts, but your remarks are frankly bigoted against an entire culture and class of people about whom you have next to no knowledge, i.e, ancient Indians. In many instances, they were far better educated and more intelligent than many members of the Christian culture.[/quote]

    Enough Said. This is a repeat of zeitgeist where they just want to get people to believe delusions basically. Don’t confuse accounts written in ancient text with tales they had as well. The ancients were not idiots

    1. My work came before Zeitgeist, as did these ancient Indian texts. This article has nothing to do with ZG but with the fact that there is a virgin-born son of God in another culture’s sacred texts, evidently long before the Christian era or independent of Christian influence.

      Yes, the ancients were not idiots – and they had these concepts before Christianity borrowed them.

  14. Acharaya ,Why bother to compare virgin birth mythical stories.
    It is well known that numerous ancient god birth stories overlap.
    since these mythic, my religious fable is is better or older than yours myths seems to be the outcome !
    As an isimist you earn your bread and in doing so and trying to instruct newcomers in the Inainites of a caste ridden,Myth based reworking of ancient Vedic histories .You next book ought to attempt to free we humans from more of the mythic captivity engendered by the “Annunaki ” imposed blood sacrifices . Also guilty
    of imposing the Aryan caste system that has crushed Indian Progress
    for hundreds of years and perps of the “Vimana” sky battles battles.
    It is time to reject the accumulated and antagonistic power plays of all the Sly Baba like shake downs of the poor and untouchables for profit and using religion to fill ones rice bowels, sans labor.
    Consider “When you meet the Buddha on the road kill him!” as one of the highest dharma teachings, Hinduism is the imposition of the Aryan slavers who imposed AGNI as the essence of their invasions of the Southern Dravidians who still come second after three thousand years .
    Help free man kind by cutting out all the inter-religious bigotry
    by consentrating on your own to end organized religion by Myth busting in your old Aryan imposed faith . “If you can’t find it within yourself where do you go to look for it?”

  15. the virgin born sons of god
    perhaps acharya should write more on nimrod who also claimed to be born of a virgin and whom even upto today most of christianity is following.
    He claimed to be born of a virgin, married his own mother queen semiramis, claimed he will die for sins of world and will resurrect again and issues like that.

    his knowledge was gleaned from the 2 angels who came down to babylon , harut and marut, and was a magician extra ordinaire of the ancient world. most of all he was an evil man who claimed to be god almighty whom the christians follow and put jesus on his pedestal in todays age.

  16. so how many people did Jesus kill?

    and how many people have killied in his name?

    now I have one question for all Jesus followers.

    what was the last thing Jesus said to his followers?
    (clue: He came back from the dead to make this point)

    matthew 28-18

    at no point did Jesus create a religion or write a book
    the written word can be interpeted in too many different ways,
    but with the spoken word…you can feel the message.

    religions are money making scam artists

  17. I will only say that what I see is a lot of talk about unknown myths. The issue at hand is whether Jesus was a real man as well as God [God in the flesh} and if he was the fulfillment of the Bible. The science of the sun, tested by russian solar scientist and proved correct by the british scientist show that the sun is only 6000 years old. If that is the case then arguments about various myths are a waste of time, if they can not be proven true. The promise of a savior from the Bible, was given to the first two humans. Again DNA has shown that every human woman on earth shares with the original first human woman. DNA also shows that there only three branches of humans in the world. Three brothers and three unrelated wives walked off the ark, to create the humans that live here now. We are all one race. The promise of Jesus was given to the first humans, was understood by the followers of God later to the people of Israel, and later understood by what is called the Church. Christianity is as old as the beginning of the human race. The historical evidence for Jesus is far greater than for anyone who ever lived till recently. I need proof not stories that are honestly unprovable. Jesus proof was in His life, where He would be born, how He would die, and when He would return again. He was seen by 500 men alive after being put to death, how many other so called saviors have been seen alive, with witness by people after the event.

    1. Let me guess, fossils are tricks from the devil, LOL. :D
      Jesus AKA the Sun will REALLY come when it turns into a red giant and engulfs the earth. That will be in about a few billion years. :woohoo:

  18. Hinduistic Judaism?
    The Jews who lived 2000 years ago despised paganism and had a very low opinion of gentiles generally.

    And yet, according to Acharya S., a certain group of Jews decided to create a religion based on a man called Jesus, mixing Judaism with…..paganism! And apparently, they borrowed some of their ideas from Hinduism! Not only that, but most of these men were killed defending their religious invention!!!

    Let the fantasy begin!!

    I have a bridge for sale, if you’re interested.

    And please don’t argue that the supernatural aspects of Christianity were added long after the fact, because they weren’t.

    Please read “The Jesus Papyrus” by Carston Peter Thiede & Matthew D’Ancona, as well as “The New Testament Documents — Are They Reliable?” by F. F. Bruce. You’ll be amazed.

    1. You remarks indicate that you do not know very well the history of Judaism or of the world at the time when this myth was formulated. Many thousands of Jews were [i]Hellenizing[/i], which means they adopted aspects of the Greek culture, including their religion. Some of the Jewish sacred sites (such as on Mt. Carmel) included statues to Greek gods. In Egypt, there were many Jews, Samaritans and other Hebraic peoples who were not fanatical followers of the Tenakh. The evidence demonstrates that Jews were constantly gleaning philosophical and religious ideas from other cultures – and had been doing so for centuries, as can be found also in the Old Testament.

      The library at Alexandria, a city which was, according to to the Jewish writer Philo, some 50% Jewish at the time, contained a large library, in which Jewish students undoubtedly studied the many philosophies and religions of the time. Jews today do likewise, and many adopt religious notions outside of Judaism, including, for example, Buddhism, which is an Indian religion.

      Moreover, Philo’s own writings are a conglomeration of Hebrew and Greek ideas – and these are quite “Christian” in flavor, as if they were copied by the creators of Christianity. Furthermore, it is taught in many seminaries, apparently, that Christianity is a syncretic religion, combining many religious ideas of the Roman Empire.

      To suggest that the Jews were simply living in a pristine vacuum untouched by anything other than God is a supernatural prism that is the real fantasy here. It is ridiculous to claim that the logical assertion of a syncretic religion is “fantasy” and then go on to assert that the supernatural aspects of the gospel fable were real. Such a perspective also ignores the vast amount of culture that was going on all around the Mediterranean, and is simply not reality.

      Read Who Was Jesus? ([url]http://stellarhousepublishing.com/whowasjesus.html[/url]) and Christ in Egypt ([url]http://stellarhousepublishing.com/christinegypt.html[/url]) – you’ll be amazed.

  19. You start with a complete and utter falsehood, and then post data that has been refuted.

    [b]I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING BY ALICE BAILEY. MY WORK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEOSOPHY. [/b]

    These facts are easily demonstrated by the evidence proffered in this very article, which has to do with ANCIENT HINDU TEXTS, not modern writers.

    [b]These malicious remarks about my work having to do with Alice Baily and Theosophy are simply lies being spread by mentally disturbed Christian extremists.[/b]

    PLEASE STOP SPREADING LIES AND MALICIOUS LIBEL AND SLANDER. You are not gaining any points with God or Jesus for your participation in this dishonest and deceitful endeavor. God/Jesus does not love slanderers and libelers.

    Yes, there are always differences between gods and goddesses, especially when they are adopted by other cultures. No, these differences do not prove that the adoption did not happen.

    My contentions are carefully cited from primary sources and the works of credentialed authorities. Those who wish more information may read my articles and books, available at:

    http://stellarhousepublishing.com ([url]http://stellarhousepublishing.com[/url])
    http://truthbeknown.com ([url]http://truthbeknown.com[/url])

    1. For those of you who still don’t get it, first put on your glasses, and then read this:

      [b]I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING BY ALICE BAILEY. MY WORK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEOSOPHY.

      These malicious remarks about my work having to do with Alice Baily and Theosophy are simply lies being spread by mentally disturbed Christian extremists.[/b]

      Your libel, calumny and hate speech are noted, but you are incorrect, and I am under no obligation to put through your trashy insults and lies. But thank you for providing yet another example of how deranged, dishonest, low-class and sociopathic religious fanaticism makes people.

  20. Acharya S AKA D. M. Murdock, has simply plagerized from Theosophical texts of Lucis trusts Alice Bailey; The Lucifer trust does not enforce copy right because they want as much of their work so seep into mainstream thought as possible. Read “Externalizing The Higherarchy.”

    criticism of Acharya S interprtation of myth.

    http://www.inplainsite.org/html/new_testament_and_paganism.html

    to avoid the sparse summary below go to the original document.

    Not every version of the myth has Osiris returning to life; in some he simply becomes king of the underworld. Equally far-fetched are attempts to find an analogue of Christian baptism in the Osiris myth.[5] The fate of Osiris’s coffin in the Nile is as relevant to baptism as the sinking of Atlantis.

    Most of our information about the Attis cult describes its practices during its later Roman period. But the details are slim and almost all the source material is relatively late, certainly datable long after the close of the New Testament canon.

    The best-known rite of the cult of the Great Mother was the taurobolium. It is important to note, however, that this ritual was not part of the cult in its earlier stages. It entered the religion sometime after the middle of the second century A.D.

    Attempts to reconstruct the beliefs and practices of Mithraism face enormous challenges because of the scanty information that has survived.

    The mere fact that Christianity has a sacred meal and a washing of the body is supposed to prove that it borrowed these ceremonies from similar meals and washings in the pagan cults.

    Unlike the initiation rites of the mystery cults, Christian baptism looks back to what a real, historical person — Jesus Christ — did in history.

    The supposed parallels of the death of Jesus differs from the deaths of the pagan gods in at least six ways:

    (1) None of the so-called savior-gods died for someone else. The notion of the Son of God dying in place of His creatures is unique to Christianity.

    2) Only Jesus died for sin.

    (3) Jesus died once and for all (Heb. 7:27; 9:25-28; 10:10-14). In contrast, the mystery gods were vegetation deities whose repeated deaths and resuscitations depict the annual cycle of nature.

    (4) Jesus’ death was an actual event in history. The death of the mystery god appears in a mythical drama with no historical ties./

    (5) Unlike the mystery gods, Jesus died voluntarily. Nothing like this appears even implicitly in the mysteries.

    (6) And finally, Jesus’ death was not a defeat but a triumph.

    1. Well… not ALL is in flux. Historical facts are pretty much fixed, and would only be in flux in an Orwellian, 1984-ish world, where history can be re-written or dropped down the memory hole at someone’s whim. You know, sort of like Christian apologists try to do. In their [b]special [/b]world, where facts can be whatever they want them to be…well, I would say that is in flux. But in the real world of rational people, where historical events and persons are matters of FACT, we have no room for flux, things ARE determined.

      Some apologists here have tried to make the case that Jesus actually lived, and have been citing forged and/or discredited sources. You want to see flux, my man? Check out Bishop Eusebius and his pious forgeries in Josephus and elsewhere. Now [b]THAT [/b]is flux.

      It is often said by apologists (including one here on this thread) that the life of Jesus has the most historical coverage of any person who ever lived. How odd it is that just the opposite is true…that there is an actual paucity of historical evidence, a paucity that some might even call non-existent. [b]There is [/b][u][b]NO [/b][/u][b]credible evidence that Jesus existed as a living person.[/b] Every bit of “evidence” the apologists put forth — from the Gospels to Josephus and beyond — is either unattributed, forged, or written far too late to be contemporaneous of the purported time of Jesus.

      So if you think that all is in flux, when it comes to Christianity and the historical record you are quite right — the myth continues to be promulgated and refined and revised even today.

  21. Paradigm Allegiance
    Good grief, I step away from this subject for a few months, only to come back to it and find that reason and the proper study of history has not made any inroads into ignorance and superstition that is abroad in the land. It is as if the Enlightenment never happened, and some folks prefer to stay in the Dark Ages, along with their Muslim fundamentalist brothers / enemies. What prevents these simple folks from abandoning their beliefs and looking objectively at Acharya’s work (not to mention Doherty, Mangasarian, et al.) is something called Paradigm Allegiance. It is self-explanatory and needs no definition here, look it up for yourself if you need a definition. It’s endlessly fascinating that people will hold tightly to their paradigms, no matter how hard it makes their lives and no matter how irrational they are, for to do otherwise…to step outside their own comfort zone and question what they were taught as children by parents, pastors, and teachers… would simply be unthinkable. The threat of eternal damnation and suffering in the clutches of demons is just too real to some folks to allow them to use the brains and reason that they were born with. Fascinating. I sometimes feel sad that I belong to this strange and irrational species.

    1. Nope, Hector, it was spread by the same type of deranged, misogynistic and sociopathic fanatics as we see today trying to post lies and vitriol about me here.

      1. It’s simple
        Religion is for how to live life with peace and god is only for to stop us doing something which is wrong. We know that god doesn’t exist still if we believe it, it can help us in bad time gives self-confidence to face it .
        I think this is the reason of being religious and having god . That’s it , it is so simple and we don’t need science 4 everything…. :-)

  22. Shalom and Bokertov !What a funny lot we have here ;everybody knows Jesus is a fairy tale ! When Moses came down from the mountain after the tower of babel was destroyed, the holy host looked down on the Israelites playing with the Golden Harp and spoke to Moses ; saying , never was there a more faithful man born by fleshly lust than Moshe !This means by Talmudic tradition , man was never born of virgins…it is a biological and spiritual impossibility !It is taking the sex is a sin to new levels .At least we Jews know our Torah; the Christians just don’t want to accept the traditions of their superiors on this matter ! salem halechem and baruch ha shem .

  23. re:
    [quote name=”Rabbi”]….At least we Jews know our Torah; the Christians just don’t want to accept the traditions of their superiors on this matter ! salem halechem and baruch ha shem .[/quote]

    What a curious mix of racism, ethnocentrism, mythology, and snarky commentary! Moishe (Moses) probably didn’t exist either, but that’s for an entirely different discussion. But I think we all agree that parthenogenesis (virgin birth) is impossible in humans, as well as most other species on the planet. Only on Planet Christ, in an alternate universe that is also inhabited by unicorns and pixies, is virgin birth possible.

  24. I’m amused that so many people can’t help quoting scriptures from a book with a talking donkey to try to make their point. How is it that you can be smart enough to operate a computer & type but still do that?

    And “ANTIPROPAGANDA”, try & read Acharya’s books before saying stupid stuff like that. To all of us who have read them, you’ve singled yourself out as a dishonest would- be slanderer who doesn’t even know what sort of notions you’re attacking.

    When you make it painfully clear that you haven’t read a thing she wrote like that, you’re waving a big red neon flag against your credibility & actually enhance her credibility by your whining.

  25. My personal opinion: Jesus never existed and it was an EVIL myth (one more) created by clergy (government-church) in order to control the masses, hence the claim “Son of Man”, i.e., son of the Devil (the big lie/lie keeper the world knows as God, word that etymologically means “Fortune-Distributor”, if I’m not wrong – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPT2sPMtRO4). No doubt ‘Man’ is a way to call the so called Devil. But in Hindu understanding, for example, man is ‘manava’, and man is not differentiated of God, on the contrary, it’s understood that God is the ‘seed’, the first man (Man), and we are all His children. It’s a vast subject anyway. Acharya S. could clarify us better about it.

  26. I was a virgin myself until 34 yrs of age ! As for Christianity what’s the difference ? We jews got the same basic religion ! A savior, a god , a promised Jerusalem and abstinence from or alienation to mother nature !
    you silly christians never got anything new here ! you might as well become circumcised and complete the picture no ? bokertov .

  27. I Adore Acharya S.
    :sad: I’m sick of everybody just spewing crap because of the brainwashing. Can’t people admit that blind adherence to a false (ok for some belive to be true) dogma is affecting everyone. How mundane and meaningless do our lives have to become before we realize that sitting around self-righteously condemning people to the giant undead zombie BBQ isn’t very polite. As my unbelieving soul is about to be tossed into the fiery chasm/pit/abyss, or what have you, maybe some old cliches will come to my rescue. I could shout out once saved always saved or I could flashback to a baptism memory in hopes that Jesus remembers me. Or maybe just maybe there really isn’t a god at all. Maybe just maybe Acharya S. Is a real Goddess! Bringing enlightenment to those of us who just didn’t have a real or educated perspective or knowledge of ancient history. So much depends on facts and facts are so often not important in religion. “Facts” of virgin birth and resurrection aren’t verified facts. Acharya S. proves it. I also believe she proves over and over Jesus was and is and always will be a pure myth. So from now on please everyone let’s read her books before beating us with your
    concerned and loving judgements and your stuffy self righteousness
    banter.

  28. About the reality of the birth of karna
    Historically, the later puranas were composed recently, and can’t be before Christ. The very Indian scholars solved the problem of time line, that the vedas were composed ca1000 B.c and the latter developments till recent times after Christ. The word attached to the sun god’s infatuation, lust at the nudity is in itself is a sin. The Bible condemns this. On the other hand, the brith of Jesus was propheside in the very beginning of the creation, and there have been several myriads of prophesies concerning the brith of Jesus even before His advent to the world. “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” He who made everything out of nothing, came through virgin birth as prophesied explicitly in the Bible. And unlike the variations in the very Hindu trinity, the BIble is clear about Chrsit being called the Father before His advent, and Son after His advent, and now the Holy Spirit, and there is no variation in the Diety. Friends, you will be confused to read the immorals of the mythical gods, and they are misguiding, and misleading. “Without blood shed there is no remission of sins.” Believe in Jesus, the Creator and He said,”I am the Way the Truth and the Life.”

  29. Sermons of Jesus originated in the Oracles of Delp
    I find the site and comments very interesting. I am surprised nobody mentioned many of the teachings in the Holy Bible red letter editions are found in the ancient texts like the Oracles of Delphi written in ancient Greece hundreds if not thousands of years before Jesus , and in some cases are almost word for word…the plagiarism is there.

  30. Honestly a Skeptic
    I really have enjoyed reading the commentary on this site. I just happened to google “virgin birth before Jesus”……after getting a letter from a relative basically saying that if I don’t believe that Christ died for my sins that I am going straight to hell. Especially this time of year, the whole virgin birth story gets “resurrected”! I truly wish I could believe in the whole fairy tale, but my brain gets in the way. If there is a God, didn’t she/he/it supply us with the brain to use it? Maybe my brain needs to be washed.

  31. Arunda Macht
    You are correct. Most are quick to judge without first knowing all the facts. There is a lot about the hindu culture most take for granted. I heard someone once say a lot of demons in india. I said they are everywhere not just one designated spot. And yes demons like to be worshiped and adorned. But India also has gods that are good as well just as with the living world there is good and evil none the less. There are many good as well. They do the big mans work here on this planet of lost souls who have been misguided by the spirits of bad. They constantly work us over. Some call upon them other are preyed upon without knowing. They are real yet most arent in tune to them. Im glad you dont stereotype .

  32. The Tower of Babel
    I am struck by all the opinions and controversy on this site. Who is right? Is anyone? How can we find out? This reminds me of the Tower of Babel.

    Does ever strike any of you as odd that God or any alter egos of God does not deign to reveal himself unequivocally to us humans? You know, he’s supposed to be omnipotent. Couldn’t he just hold a press conference (rip off a few miracles to establish his credentials) and say in his booming voice the way he allegedly did for the old prophets, I AM GOD! I WILL NOW ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS. YES. YOU THERE IN THE THIRD ROW. YOU’RE THINKING THAT THIS IS ALL FAKE HOLLYWOOD. OK, OBSERVE NOW AS I CAUSE DARKNESS TO FALL. (I ALREADY DID THIS ONCE IN EGYPT). (Everything grows dark as the crowd gasps.) STILL DON’T BELIEVE? YOU IN BLUE SUIT IN THE FIRST ROW. I’M GOING TO LEVITATE YOU TO THE CEILING. (Man floats out of his chair, arms and feet waving in the air. as crowd ooohs and aaaahhhs). OK, FOR MY FINAL PROOF I’M GOING TO MAKE THE SUN DANCE IN THE HEAVENS AND SHOOT OFF COLORED LIGHTS. I DID THIS ONCE AT FATIMA IN THE 1400’S, BUT IT’S WORTH REPEATING. (Outside the sun dances and darts in the sky emitting shooting blobs of color like a giant Roman Candle on the 4th of July.) (People fall to their knees and begin worshiping and praying.)
    You’d think a deity intent on having people believe he exists could take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to do this! :evil:

  33. re: I’d like a copy of this.where can i get one
    [quote name=”FCorps”]In the interest of this forum, God and Science, I submit the following.

    45,000 BC
    There is evidence of human ritualistic burials at sites in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

    15,000 BC
    Cave paintings in Europe points toward human worship of animalistic deities.

    6000 BC
    Civilization begins in the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys. From this early culture cam the Sumerian civilization, they worship the [b]sun god[/b] AN and the [b]mother goddess[/b] Innin along with a pantheon of lesser deities.

    4004 BC
    Estimated date of [i]God’s creation of the Earth[/i] ( :whistle: interesting..), from a Biblical analysis performed by Bishop James Ussher in the seventeenth century.

    3000 BC or 10000 BC
    Beginnings of [b]Hinduism[/b] in the Indus River Valley. The Hindus revere a wide pantheon of deities, all of whom are revealed as expressions of the one true [b]Supreme Being[/b]. Thus Hinduism may be seen as either pantheistic or monotheistic.

    2800 BC
    The first Egyptian dynasty. The Pharaoh is proclaimed as the [b]“God King”[/b] (note their many references to the sun).

    2000 BC
    The beginning of [b]Judaism[/b] in the Middle East.

    1750 BC
    Stonehenge established as a religious center for the Druids, this site was most likely a temple for [b]sun worship[/b].

    1500 BC
    The beliefs and values of Hinduism are expressed in the Rig Vega. This document will be expanded over the following thousand years with the Brahmins, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads.

    1385 BC
    Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV establishes the short-lived monotheism of Aton, the [b]sun god[/b].

    1100 BC
    Moses receives the [b]Ten Commandments[/b] on Mt. Sinai, laying down a general code of morals that is still followed today.

    950 BC
    Brahmanism begins in India, teaching [b]individualism and the existence of the soul[/b].

    900 BC
    Greek civilization emerges with their [u]pantheon of gods and goddesses[/u].

    753 BC
    The city of [b]Rome[/b] is founded and many of the Greek deities will be adopted by the Romans and installed as the state religion until the birth and expansion of Christianity.

    630 BC
    Approximate birthrate of Zeroaster, founder of the [b]Persian monotheistic religion[/b], Zeroastrainism. Some accounts place his birth as much as 1000 years earlier then this accepted date.

    600 BC
    Captive Jews in Babylonia first inscribe the [b]Old Testament. [/b]

    550 BC
    Vardhamana Mehavirs Jina establishes modern Jainism in India. Jains believed in the liberation of the individual soul through asceticism and is one of the few major atheistic world beliefs.

    525 BC
    Lao Tzu founds [b]Taoism[/b] in China with the book of Tao and Virtue. This slim 5000-word volume announces the Tao teachings of humanity, peace and unity with nature and the universe. Today Taoism is as much a philosophy as it is a religion.

    500 BC
    Running parallel with Taoism, Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius) founds [b]Confucianism[/b] in China. This rationalist philosophic religion emphasizes reliance upon the self, devotion to virtue, and honoring of ancestors.

    500 BC
    Prince Siddartha Gautama (Sakyamuni) founds [b]Buddhism[/b] in Northern India. This major world religion now practiced by more the 250 million people, teaches the value of the “Middle Way” between asceticism and hedonism.

    1 AD
    Approximate date of[b] the birth of Jesus Christ[/b].

    33 AD
    [b]The death of Jesus Christ[/b], His disciples will spread [b]Christianity throughout the Roman Empire[/b] over the next several centuries.

    470 AD
    Height of the [b]Mayan[/b] civilization in central Mexico. They worship a deity pair bond know as [b]Xpiyacoc and Xmucane who created the universe. [/b]

    476 AD
    [b]The fall of the Western Roman Empire [/b]at Constantinople ushers in the Dark Ages in Europe.

    600 AD
    The Prophet Muhammad founds [b]Islam[/b] in Mecca. Followers of Islam worship Allah an all-powerful monotheistic deity.

    632 AD
    [b]Buddhism[/b] becomes the state religion of Tibet.

    1191 AD
    The Japanese monk Eisai founds the Rinzai school of [b]Zen[/b], a meditative form of Buddhism.

    1233 AD
    [b]Pope Gregory IX begins the Inquisition, which will spread throughout Europe over the next three centuries. It is an attempt to destroy individual religious thought through Church sponsored interrogation and torture[/b].

    1517 AD
    Martin Luther uses the printing press to circulate his 95 critiques of the Church causing the first major schism in Christianity.

    1543 AD
    [b]Copernicus theory of the sun-centered solar system, this contradicted the church held belief that God created the Earth as the center of the universe[/b].

    1600 AD
    [b]The Catholic Church has Giordano Bruno burned at the stake for suggesting that the stars might be suns, complete with orbiting planets and possibly intelligent life[/b].

    1620 AD
    English Puritans land at Plymouth escaping religious prosecution in England.

    1776 AD
    The United States of America declares its independence from England, establishing freedom of faith.

    1859 AD
    Charles [b]Darwin[/b] publishes The Origin of Species.

    1905 AD
    Albert [b]Einstein[/b] reveals his theory of relativity.

    1927 AD
    [b]Physicist Werner Heisenberg questions the nature of truth with his uncertainty principle, which states that the act of physical observation changes the properties of the phenomena being observed[/b].

    1939 – 1945 AD
    Mankind unlocks the power of the Atom.

    1953 AD
    James Watson and Francis Crick discover the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule.

    1957 AD
    Russia starts the space age with the launch of Sputnik.

    1968 AD
    Dr, Christian Bernard performs the first human heart transplant.

    1969 AD
    The United States of America land men on the moon.

    1978 AD
    Steve Wozniack and Steve Jobs introduce the first commercial personal computer called the Apple.

    2000 AD
    Earth population exceeds six billion.

    2001 AD
    [b]MAN BECOMES GOD. [/b]
    The Genome Project completed.
    Human Cloning becomes a reality reported by 20/20 ABC news show.

    2010 AD[/quote]

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