The Jesus Story Is Best Explained as a Myth

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.

Comment by Anthony Martin Page on August 30, 2011 at 3:27pm
Timothy Frekes book The Jesus Mysteries, lists more than 250 plagarisms hijacked by Christians from earlier belief systems. His conclusion is that the whole edifice of Christianity is built upon a lie. there was no
Jesus or disciples or anything until ce 450 when, not unlike the Mormon church the Christian church was "invented". (all my words no quotes)
Comment by matt.clerke on August 30, 2011 at 7:44pm

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.

Comment by Steve Shives on August 30, 2011 at 7:51pm

@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.

Comment by Frankie Scott on August 30, 2011 at 8:12pm

Great video man.

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