Shuck and Jive

Monday, April 23, 2007

And Now for Something Totally Different...

In my last post I made a comparison with Pythagorus and Jesus. There is much more of course. According to Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, there are many more comparisons with the stories associated with Jesus and other characters.

Most fun reading is The Jesus Mysteries: Was the Original Jesus a Pagan God? by Freke and Gandy. Here is a helpful summary and study guide to that book.

They followed up with

Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Jesus

and The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom.

I have issues with many of their conclusions. However, the comparisons they make between the legends attributed to Jesus and to other pagan gods is most helpful in debunking the "historical truth" of the gospel accounts.

I am always, of course, curious as to your thoughts!

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