This is a response to an invitation to debate the existence and significance of similarities between the Jesus story found in the New Testament and older, pre-Christian myths.
Tags: comparative, debate, hero, jesus, mythology, More…pattern, raglan, scale
I scored a 2 on the Raglan scale.... does that mean I am 7 times more likely to be real than Jesus?
As an interesting point, one of the zeitgeist movies also covers this topic and manage to find between 4 and 10 similarities between christianity and a whole bunch of other religions. What really struck me is that alot of them were born on december 25, of a virgin. and later died and came back to life 3 days later. Not sure if I trust those zeitgeist videos though....they can be entertaining though.
@matt.clerke Someone on another video of mine actually cautioned me against using Zeitgeist arguments, which I thought was odd since I've never seen Zeitgeist. It looked like a lot of conspiracy theory crackpot stuff and I never got around to watching any of it. But they cover the Jesus myth theory, apparently, and my video was about C.S. Lewis's "true myth' explanation of Jesus's mythic score on the Raglan scale.
Great video man.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Belle Rose in Politics, Economics, Civil and Reproductive Rights, International Conflicts. Last reply by SteveInCO yesterday.
Started by umar in Crime and Punishment. Last reply by Simon Mathews on Wednesday.
Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen 1 hour ago.
Started by Unseen in Society. Last reply by RALPH LAVERN WRIGHT JR 8 hours ago.
Started by Unseen in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology. Last reply by Jim on Monday.
Sunday School August 30th 2015
Sunday School August 23rd 2015
Sunday School August 16th 2015
Posted by Pope Beanie on September 4, 2015 at 6:55pm
Posted by Davis Goodman on August 22, 2015 at 9:06am
Computer Help Forum
© 2015 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.