• April 21, 2024

The Mythicist Position and Astrotheology

The Mythicist Position:

“Mythicism represents the perspective that many gods, goddesses and other heroes and legendary figures said to possess extraordinary and/or supernatural attributes are not “real people” but are in fact mythological characters. Along with this view comes the recognition that many of these figures personify or symbolize natural phenomena, such as the sun, moon, stars, planets, constellations, etc., constituting what is called “astrotheology.” As a major example of the mythicist position, various biblical characters such as Adam and Eve, Satan, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, King David, Solomon & Jesus Christ, among other figures, in reality represent mythological characters along the same lines as the Egyptian, Sumerian, Phoenician, Indian, Greek, Roman and other godmen, who are all presently accepted as myths, rather than historical figures.”

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection by D.M. Murdock, page 12

The Mythicist Position Video:

“What sets her work apart from other scholars is that Acharya’s work includes the study of astrotheology, archeoastronomy and more that others, including other mythicists, refuse to study, which is why they fail to make the best case for mythicism. Here’s just one small example of the Star Worship of the Ancient Israelites in the Old Testament that led to the origins of Christianity whereby the New Testament converted star worship into the worship of a personified figure, Jesus, and then eventually outlawed ancient star worship. Here is a brief history on why we cannot trust New Testament scholars, Theologians or even Historians to be honest about the case for mythicism or the Mythicist Position or admit religion is mythology. It’s the suppression of mythicism by omission as there exists no courses in academia. We really need a new department of astrotheological and mythological studies to focus on these issues ignored by academia likely due to religious favoritism. The credible evidence via primary sources and highly respected scholar commentary on them are on Acharya’s side. If you’re a student in college hoping to pursue mythicism please include her work in academic papers. Acharya’s best work on mythicism was yet to come, sadly, she passed away before she could finish.”

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“Your scholarship is relentless! The research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration.”

– Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology

“…As for this tiresome business about there being “no scholar” or “no serious scholar” who advocates the Christ Myth theory: Isn’t it obvious that scholarly communities are defined by certain axioms in which grad students are trained, and that they will lose standing in those communities if they depart from those axioms? The existence of an historical Jesus is currently one of those. That should surprise no one, especially with the rightward lurch of the Society for Biblical Literature in recent years…”

– Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D’s

“The Mythicist case has been rebutted? Really? When did that happen? The arguments of the Mythicist camp have never been refuted – they have only been steadfastly ignored.”

– Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D’s

“I find it undeniable that many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations.” “I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock”

– Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D’s: Review of Christ in Egypt

“At Stonehenge in England and Carnac in France, in Egypt and Yucatan, across the whole face of the earth are found mysterious ruins of ancient monuments, monuments with astronomical significance. These relics of other times are as accessible as the American Midwest and as remote as the jungles of Guatemala. Some of them were built according to celestial alignments; others were actually precision astronomical observatories … Careful observation of the celestial rhythms was compellingly important to early peoples, and their expertise, in some respects, was not equaled in Europe until three thousand years later.”

– Dr. Edwin Krupp, astronomer and director at Griffith Park Observatory

“This book is a slightly revised version of my doctoral dissertation entitled “Solar Worship in the Biblical World” which was submitted to the Graduate School of Yale University in the Spring of 1989. As may be judged from the title of that work, I had at one time planned to cover more territory than sun worship in ancient Israel, but found the material pertaining to ancient Israel so vast that I never got beyond it.”

– Well-known Bible scholar Rev. Dr. J. Glen Taylor, “Yahweh and the Sun: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sun Worship in Ancient Israel” (1993)

* After all the evidence is weighed it appears that much of religion is based on natural phenomena such as the sun, moon, planets, stars, constellations, milky way and much more. The mythicist position is an Occam’s razor explanation for the origins of religious concepts that trace as far back into ancient history as we can get so, don’t be fooled into taking holy scriptures literally as they are mythology and even more interesting when understood as mythology.

Happy Solstice!

Further Reading:

What is a Mythicist?

The History of Mythicism

Evemerist vs. Mythicist Position

Astrotheology of the Ancients

Jesus as the Sun throughout History

Zeitgeist Part 1 Sourcebook

Were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Jesus Mythicists?