Christians explain this, Atheist please comment.?
Before Christ there were 3 or more virgin births, they were seen as gods, worshiped, tortured, crucified, resurrected, you know the story, how come in modern times, we don’t experience any of this phenomenal events, or fairy tale stories, is it because we are too smart for that now?? Was the Jesus stories really a copy of the methodical gods before him?? Some of the gods similar to Jesus that came before him were: Dionysus/Bacchus186 BCE, OsirisC. 3000 BCE and Horus, Tammuz 2000 BCE
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I knew that story about Osiris before. Just confirms my belief that Christianity is based on myths.
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- 1 decade ago
Love your title/profile name because it is a basis for my answer. In every single one of these there is only one that has recorded proof or evidence that is authentic and viable. Only one is also based on Truth and not a legend or a myth. Only One was alao really crucified and tortured and resurrected, because in some of the others the curcifixtion was not a way of death at their times of history. Not that I am saying you have erred but there is a whole lot more than meets the eye to your question, However, if you want to take pure facts of history and make them into a fairy tale classification, then why don't we do that with the Declaration of Independence? or the Gettysburg Address? How about the Magna Carta? Oh, I know! Let's just say that the Rosetta Stone was just a rock with funky pictures and not really recorded history. The Hammurabi Stones are just meteorites that fell from the last planet from the sun. Would that make you feel better? Then you do not have to admit in a real and live God that really cares for you and wants to be a part of your life. Then you do not have to admit your need for Him, too. That would get you off the hook, wouldn't it. By the way, those other stories are all basically cased on the writtings of The Torah, which are proved to have been in exsistence BEFORE the others. So if anyone did any copying it was the others.
God Bless you and guide you into His Truth
- coffee_pot12Lv 71 decade ago
Before Christ there where actually 7 "miracle" births that where pointing forward to the virgin birth of Jesus.....
not virgin births...women who had been barren....the sons born were of importance during their time period and pointing forward to the Birth of Christ...
they were not seen as gods,they were not worshiped, they where not resurrected...they were persecuted for their faith...
the other references you have mentioned have no application regarding the Biblical prophecy's of Christ....
all prophecy has been fulfilled... there is no need for such to occur.....we are living in the end times
- nichterLv 43 years ago
The Jesus tale is defined by using Judaism and prophecy in the Torah. we choose a Moses like character - have Herod slaughter the innocents (forget approximately appropriate to the reality that he has been lifeless for 10 years) and we've the early existence in Egypt and the return to the promised land. Jesus ought to be born of a virgin (mistranslation of the Hebrew, yet in no way innovations) so we get the finished immaculate theory tale. He could desire to be a descendant of David. for this reason the genealogies (that disagree). He could desire to be born in the city of David (Bethlehem) so the census is pronounced, and a call for that Joseph is going lower back to his ancestral domicile. On precise of which you get the Jewish insurrection ingredient. the finished 'turn the different cheek', 'provide him your tunic', 'elect him 2 miles' - those are all passive resistance aspects, forcing others to recognize you as equals, and pushing the legal (below Roman regulation) theft and compelled labor previous their legal limitations. the 2nd coming massivle performs to this crowd. persist with Jesus and whilst he comes lower back, actual quickly now, all those nasty Romans would be overthrown, and we can get to be the large dogs on the block. this could be of extensive charm to the Jews who survived the Roman retribution for the Jewish insurrection. The anti-Roman ingredient of the bible (The Romans do the honestly killing inspite of each and every thing) gets written out and performed down in later rewrites as Paul tries to make Christianity extra suited to the Romans that he needs to transform. (My wager is he knew the place the money and potential became into. It became into no longer in Judea.)
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
if the Bible told us that in the year 2008 there would be a child born of a virgin do you know how many virgin births would be claimed. the old testament prophesied a bout the virgin birth so of coarse people would claim that they have the virgin birth. but the Bible provides us a way to root out the fakes if you really pay attention.
- TCC RevolutionLv 61 decade ago
Gen 3:15. Is the prophesy of the coming Messiah ,before the others copied it.Gen. 4:1 Eve thought she gave birth to the Christ child.
- 1 decade ago
It's not that we are 'too smart' for it. It's just that it never happened. It's all just stories told around camp fires for hundreds of years. These days we write everything down and communicate a lot more, with different people and travel further, therefore these 'fantasies' do not get passed from generation to generation and get more elaborate each time
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You are treading on very dangerous ground if you value your soul. It is your choice.
By the way, how do you think Easter got started?
The name Easter comes to America from Ostera or Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. The origin goes back to 2000 BC in Babylonia honoring the goddess of spring Ishtar. Ishtar the mother/wife of their god Tammuz brought him back from the underworld. In Phoenecia she became Astarte, in Greece Eostre, and in Germany Ostara. Consider also a Phrygian honoring Attis and Cybele or a heretic Israelite honoring the Canaanite Baal and Ashtoreth. All of these are fertility celebrations of death and resurrection.
- 1 decade ago
only three? you forget there were probably hundreds if not thousands of regular people making this same claim, probably even backed up by their friends and family. these were just the more popular tellings of the day. could you imagine if our media coverage was as bad today as it was 2000 years ago. take the david koresh thing. given enough time, he'd eventually have a relig... er... i mean cult following. and people 50 years from now would no doubt change the story to how he was sacrificed for our sins.
edit: and when i say regular, i don't mean to imply there was anything supernatural about the three mentioned. i just mean, they probably had more strings pulled for them to be remembered, or never existed at all...
- 1 decade ago
Most of the Roman Caesars made that claim.. that is the virgin birth and being a god...thats just historical fact.
- Da MickLv 51 decade ago
It's weird. It's like nobody sees the flip side of the coin. Do you even know the story of Osiris? (I have the Egyptian "Book of the Dead" ) Do you see how many flaws the Egyptian gods had? Human flaws at that?
Do you even KNOW your Egyptian gods or are you just going off "What you heard?"
Personally you don't know S--- about Religion, nor the Egyptians for that matter. I bet you don't even know your Greek gods.