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    Christianity is based on the unique belief that Jesus was God's Son, born of a virgin, sacrificed for the Salvation of man. In reality, as sacrificed virgin-born Savior Son of God, Jesus was not unique. Not even close. The Jesus myth simply followed the traditional model of the ancient pagan savior-gods.

    At the time of Jesus of Nazareth, as for centuries before, the Mediterranean world roiled with a happy diversity of creeds and rituals. Details varied according to location and culture, but the general outlines of these faiths were astonishingly similar.

    Roughly speaking the ancients' gods:

    · Were born on or very near our Christmas Day

    · Were born of a Virgin-Mother

    · Were born in a Cave or Underground Chamber

    · Led a life of toil for Mankind

    · Were called by the names of Light-bringer, Healer,
    Mediator, Savior, Deliverer

    · Were however vanquished by the Powers of Darkness

    · And descended into Hell or the Underworld

    · Rose again from the dead, and became the pioneers of mankind to the Heavenly world

    · Founded Communions of Saints, and Churches into which disciples were received by Baptism

    · Were commemorated by Eucharistic meals

    Krishna was born of the virgin Devaki;

    the Savior Dionysus was born of the virgin Semele.

    Buddha too was born of a virgin, as were the Egyptian Horus and Osiris.

    The old Teutonic goddess Hertha was a virgin impregnated by the heavenly Spirit and bore a son.

    Scandinavian Frigga was impregnated by the All-Father Odin and bore Balder, the healer and savior of mankind.

    Mithras was born in a cave, on December 25th, of a virgin mother. He came from heaven to be born as a man, to redeem men from their sin. He was know as "Savior," "Son of God," "Redeemer," and "Lamb of God."

    With twelve disciples he traveled far and wide as a teacher and illuminator of men. He was buried in a tomb from which he rose again from the dead -- an event celebrated yearly with much rejoicing. His followers kept Sunday holy, holding sacramental feasts in remembrance of Him.

    The sacred meal of bread and water, or bread and wine, was symbolic of the body and blood of the sacred bull.

    The celebration of Christmas on December 25 was originally the pagan birthday of Mithras, the sun god, whose day of the week is still known as "Sunday." The halo of light which is usually shown surrounding the face of Jesus and Christian saints, is another concept taken from the sun god. The theme of temptation by a devil-like creature was also found in pagan mythology.

    In particular, the story of Jesus's temptation by Satan resembles the temptation of Osiris by the devil-god Set in Egyptian mythology.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~pgwhacker...anChrists.html
    Yirm. 10:10

    "But YHWH is truly Elohim. He is the living Elohim and the everlasting Sovereign........."
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