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Savior Comparisons

2004-03-23 02:47:35.728358+00 by meuon 5 comments

http://home.earthlink.net/~pgw...ristianOrigins/PaganChrists.html an interesting minimal comparison of Attis, Jesus, Krishna, Mithras, and Osiris.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-23 04:47:49.636336+00 by: Larry Burton

It sounds like someone is trying to tell us something. Perhaps somethings are more universal that some of us would like to admit.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-23 21:52:47.460736+00 by: Shawn

A timely post (was it intentional?) Ostara[Wiki], which celebrates rebirth in various pagan forms, was this last weekend (or maybe Monday - our coven had the ritual on Sunday). Reading up on the background before we left was facinating. Even if you're not pagan, I highly recommend McCoy's Sabbats based on just reading this one chapter alone.

#Comment Re: interesting made: 2004-03-23 23:56:45.017132+00 by: polly [edit history]

well, this is very interesting how all these religions compare to each other. in fact, it's almost scary! they are all way too similiar, yet the one that seems to copy the others is...need i say?

now, this raises a question of, who masterminded all these different religions with the same underlying themes? which in turn caused the religions to last for a long long time. when does it end? who will be the next savior? interesting....

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-24 14:53:29.059928+00 by: markd

There's a book called "The Story of Christian Origins" by Martin A. Larson that traces the history of these stories. Alas it's out of print, but can be found in the wild. The whole death/rebirth/bread-and-wine thing dates back to at least the Egyptians and Osiris. There was a lot of travel between cultures (especially with "The Holy Land" being on a land bridge between Egypt and Europe / Mesopotamia) and intermixing of religious ideas.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-25 15:29:21.832807+00 by: polly

markd, that makes sense-the cultures overlapping, intermarriage, and all that stuff....they all have a strong foundation of good -v- evil, with good usually coming out ahead, unless you are the savior. there's a job i don't think i would want!