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Buddy Christ

Jesus: An Astrological Allegory?

Posted on 2008.10.20 at 07:45

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ehowton
ehowton at 2008-10-20 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
I see what you mean. I don't know. Among biblical scholars, Jesus as a man walking the earth is rarely disputed, while amongst detractors he was simply the myths personified. Its a great question because it asks how Christianity got its start in such a way it way that the pagan beliefs wee applied to it - something I'd never thought to ask.

In the film, they suggest Christianity was entirely engineered, then adopted, as a political tool in order to justify control for the purpose of submission to authority. As this is entirely new to me, I have not yet looked into the validity of that claim.
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2008-10-21 00:36 (UTC) (Link)
Ignore for a second the question of an historical Jesus: there was still a Christian religion, as a weird heretical cult, centuries before Constantine I and the First Council of Nicaea.

Just some extra stuff to think about... I don't have any answers about the real roots of Christianity, but I don't think it's as cut and dried as what you're saying about the video suggests their thesis to be. :)
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