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Plagiarism and Ignorance in Religion

To: alt.magick.tyagi,talk.religion.misc,alt.religion.christian,,alt.religion.scientology,alt.satanism
From: "Newton Joseph" 
Subject: Re: Plagiarism and Ignorance in Religion
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 07:31:22 GMT

 Every religion that ever existed was built on the backs of older religions


By Newton Joseph

Let me put something out there to ponder regarding Jesus Christ -

 - He was born of the virgin Maya, who was considered the "Queen of Heaven.

- He was of royal descent.

- He crushed a serpent's head.

- He performed miracles and wonders, healed the sick, fed 500 men from a
"small basket of cakes," and walked on water.
- He abolished idolatry, was a "sower of the word," and preached "the
establishment of a kingdom of righteousness."
- He taught chastity, temperance, tolerance, compassion, love, and the
equality of all.
- He was transfigured on a mount.

- He was crucified in a sin-atonement, suffered for three days in hell, and
was resurrected.
- He ascended to "heaven."

                                                HE WAS...BUDDHA


 - He contributed the name of Jesus Christ. He and his once-and-future
Father, are frequently interchangeable in the mythos ("I and my Father are
- He was born of the virgin Meri on December 25th in a cave/manger, with his
birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
- He was a child teacher in the Temple and was baptized when he was 30 years
old. He was also baptized by "Anup the Baptizer," who becomes "John the
- He had 12 disciples.

- He performed miracles and raised one man, el-Azar-us, from the dead.

- He walked on water.

- He was transfigured on the Mount.

- He was crucified, buried in a tomb and resurrected.

- He was also the "Way, the Truth, the Light, the Messiah, God's Anointed
Son, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Word" etc.
- He was "the Fisher," and was associated with the Lamb, Lion and Fish.

- His personal epithet was "Iusa," the "ever-becoming son" of "Ptah," the
- HE was called "the KRST," or "Anointed One," long before the Christians
duplicated the story.
- In the catacombs at Rome are pictures of Him as a baby being held by his
virgin mother.

HE WAS... the Egyptian God HORUS

 (The ancient Egyptians also adopted the cross as a religious symbol of
their pagan gods. Countless Egyptians drawings depict themselves holding
crosses in their hands. Among them, the Egyptian savior Horus is depicted
holding a cross in his hand. He is also depicted as an infant sitting on his
mother's knee with a cross on the seat they occupy. The most common of the
crosses used by these pagan Egyptians, the crux ansata, was later adopted by
the Christians)


- He was born on December 25th.

- He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.

- He had 12 companions or disciples.

- He performed miracles.

- He was buried in a tomb.

- After three days he rose again.

- His resurrection was celebrated every year.

- He was called "the Good Shepherd."

- He was considered "the Way, the Truth and the Light, the Redeemer, the
Savior, the Messiah."
- He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.

- His sacred day was Sunday, "the Lord's Day," hundreds of years before the
appearance of Christ.
- He had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter, at which
time he was resurrected.
- His religion had a Eucharist or "Lord's Supper."


("He who will not eat of my body and drink of my blood, so that he will be
made on with me and I with him, the same shall not know salvation." An
inscription to Mithras which parallels John 6:53-54. This inscription is
inside the vatican... in the tomb of saint peter.)

- Born of a Virgin

- His father was a carpenter.

- His birth was attended by angels, wise men and shepherds, and he was
presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh.
- He was persecuted by a tyrant who ordered the slaughter of thousands of
- He was of royal descent.

- He was baptized in A river.

- He worked miracles and wonders.

- He raised the dead and healed lepers, the deaf and the blind.

- He used parables to teach the people about charity and love.

- "He lived poor and he loved the poor."

- He was transfigured in front of his disciples.

- In some traditions he died on a tree or was crucified between two thieves.

- He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

- He is called the "Shepherd God" and "Lord of lords," and was considered
"the Redeemer, Firstborn, Sin Bearer, Liberator, Universal Word."
- He is the second person of the Trinity, and proclaimed himself the
"Resurrection" and the "way to the Father."
- He was considered the "Beginning, the Middle and the End," ("Alpha and
Omega"), as well as being omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. - His
disciples bestowed upon him the title "Jezeus," meaning "pure essence."
- He is to return to do battle with the "Prince of Evil," who will desolate
the earth


(The similarities between the Christian character and the Indian messiah are
many. Indeed, Massey finds over 100 similarities between the Hindu and
Christian saviors, and Graves, who includes the various noncanonical gospels
in his analysis, lists over 300 likenesses. It should be noted that a common
earlier English spelling of Krishna was "Christna," which reveals its
relation to '"Christ." It should also be noted that, like the Jewish godman,
many people have believed in a historical, carnalized Krishna)


God was his father

- He was born in a cave or cowshed.

- A human woman, a virgin, was his mother.

- His birth was prophesized by a star in the heavens.

- At a marriage ceremony, he performed the miracle of converting water into
- He was powerless to perform miracles in his hometown.

- His followers were born-again through baptism in water.

- He rode triumphantly into a city on a donkey. Tradition records that the
inhabitants waved palm leaves.
- He had 12 disciples.

- He was accused of licentious behavior.

- He was killed near the time of the Vernal Equinox, about MAR-21.

- He died "as a sacrifice for the sins of the world."

- He was hung on a tree, stake, or cross.

- After death, he descended into hell.

- On the third day after his death, he returned to life.

- The cave where he was laid was visited by three of his female followers.

- He later ascended to heaven.

- His titles: God made flesh. Savior of the world Son of God.

- He is "God made man," and equal to the Father.

- He will return in the last days.

- He will judge the human race at that time.

- Humans are separated from God by original sin. The godman's sacrificial
death reunites the believer with God and atones for the original sin.


 there is eight religions with stories of a world

savior, born of a virgin, associated with a cross, which dies and is
resurrected.  There are five of them here.  There is also Quetzlcoatl of
Mexico, Odin of Norse mythology, and Attis of Anatolian Turkey.  Who knows,
maybe there are more, but no
one ever wrote them down.  Talk about a universal archetype!

Humans (western culture specifically) have to have an answer to why we are
here to make us feel secure in our own skin. The idea of just being here,
and how we got here not really being relevant goes against our make-up.
Life begins with a Hero's Journey - birth.  The cycle of the hero is as such
- Departure, Initiation and Return.  The story of countless religions
"savior" depicts the same.  Each one of us has at points in our lives made
the hero's journey, sometimes small and occasionally large.  Therefore it is
something we can relate to.  Most people cannot cope with the idea that
god is actually them self (as they are a part of everything) to they have to
project that which they are not ready to accept onto their deity of choice.
And each deity demonstrates the spiritual quest variation of the stages of
the Hero's Journey (perhaps the most overarching archetype of them
all--departure, initiation, return!)

Does this superstition sound familiar?

Ancient gods who died and were resurrected include:

Mithras (Roman)

Dionysius/Bacchus (Greco-Roman)

Osiris (Egyptian)

Inanna (Sumerian goddess)

Lugh, Cernunnos, Arawn (Celtic)

In addition, many shamanistic practices speak of the shaman dying and

reconstructing himself, and there is pre-Christian vampire lore (Balinese, I

think) that says a vampire rises three days after his death.

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