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Re: Christ was NOT unique but a pagan rip-off
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Published: 17 years ago
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Re: Christ was NOT unique but a pagan rip-off

Ok, that article was written on some truth mixed with theories, and lack of understanding of the Bible, due to atheist misunderstandings. Exactly the same argument John said was flawed.

He starts out saying,
“The Logos and the Christos were cosmic forces, and the erring Christians confounded these "personages" of ancient philosophy with the mundane career of the man Jesus, who was not other than one of the mythical Sun-god heroes, or national type-figures.”

Christianity didn’t confuse these “cosmic personages” with Jesus; he embodied these forces in himself for all to see, and all who saw knew so. The "Sun-god heroes" never walked the Earth. I believe there is a difference here?

Then he says,
“The ancients had no "only-begotten" son because the term used in their systems, miserably mistranslated "only-begotten," was something with quite a different connotation. It was in Greek "monogenes," and in Latin "unigenitus," and was far from meaning "only-begotten." It meant that which was begotten of one parent, the father, alone, not the offspring of the union of father and mother.”

First he uses Greek and Latin translations for his conclusion. Flawed. He also uses the word being defined, in the definition. Flawed. Also the Bible didn’t say Jesus was begotten by “the union of father and mother.” Again flawed.

All his “theory” of how the name Jesus came about, and “some twenty more Sun-god characters under the very name of Jesus!” isn’t even worth reading. Science is the prime example of making things so complex, they lose sight of the whole picture. Like charting all the leaves on the tree. Plotting all the branches, amount of moisture needed for the tree to survive, the type of bark and so on, when all you want is to eat the fruit. It's just a name, a label. Was all that time it took him to come with all that a good use of tiime?

Then he goes on quoting the Bible with statements like "Our God is a living fire," "Our God is a consuming fire." comparing Pagan worship of the Sun with Christianity, saying they are the same because they both involve light. Pagans worship the ACTUAL Sun. A planet. Christians worship a loving spirit of light. These are only three qualities of God. Might I add, to love, there has to be thought. The sun is incapable of thought, so once again flawed atheist thinking.

Then he says,
“And still folks will say they find no warrant for the Sun-god idea in the Bible!”

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