Tag: christ

Was Jesus married?

Some of you asked for it, so here it is! My hot-off-the-presses analysis of this papyrus fragment: Did Jesus have a wife? So says an ancient Egyptian papyrus In the press release of this papyrus discovery, Dr. King “repeatedly cautioned that this fragment should not be taken as proof that Jesus, the historical person, was […]

Jesus of where? A response by Frank Zindler to Bart Ehrman

(We welcome FTN guestwriter and fellow mythicist Frank Zindler, editor of American Atheist Magazine and Director of American Atheist Press, rebutting the “historical” Jesus of Bart Ehrman’s rendering in his recent book Did Jesus Exist?) Bart’s Subtitle By Frank R. Zindlerfzindler@atheists.org The subtitle of Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist? promises The Historical Argument for Jesus […]

Our Lord and Savior Ursus

Readers familiar with my work in comparative religion will know that for years I have asserted that most of the germane characteristics of the Christ tale long predate the Christian era. In this regard, the following information regarding apparent Stone Age religion ranks among the most important I have yet encountered. In the book Shamans, […]

Is Christ a clone of Mithra?

In my book The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold appears a series of lists in a popular chapter called “The Characters.” These lists recite characteristics in common with the Jesus figure of the following gods and godmen: Attis, Buddha, Dionysus, Hercules, Horus, Krishna, Mithra, Prometheus and Zoroaster. One of the gods most obviously […]

The Jesus Myth

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Following is a great quote from the Barbara G. Walker’s new book Man Made God (151). Barbara’s summary here pretty much says it all.  It’s really that simple.  All the fussing and personal attacks still haven’t changed that fact. …And according to Acts 4:13, the apostles were all “unlearned and ignorant men” who could not […]

Jihad for Jesus!

u.s. soldier with scope sight scriptures bible

The Arab word “jihad” has a number of meanings, including the one that symbolizes “holy war” and that many globally are feeling. In a reverse jihad – part of an old holy war – it has been revealed that in the sighting scopes of American soldiers’ rifles appear passages from the Bible. These scriptures are […]

Mithraism & Christianity

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Here is a nifty quote from the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (“Mithra, Mithraism,” VII, 419): “The birth of Mithra and of Christ were celebrated on the same day; tradition placed the birth of both in a cave; both regarded Sunday as sacred; in both the central figure was a mediator (mesites) who was […]

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