To Hippie Pirate: Considering I go to college in Berkeley, and have traveled and have studied in more countries than U.S. states you have even been to, that yes, I have read a few history books. I didnâ€™t say Jesus wasnâ€™t an actual person. I was simply pointing out that there is a big difference between the historical fact about Jesusâ€™ life and the mythology that was applied to him at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D., largely by the Roman Emperor Constantine. If you were actually familiar with historical facts then you too would know that the story of the son of god being sent to earth, born of a virgin, dying to atone for the sins of mankind, and then rising again is an extremely close variation of the mythological story of Mithras, whom was the savor and son of god for the pagan cult known as Mithraism (c. 100 B.C.) Just to mention a few of the writings about Mithras that were around 100 years before the birth of Jesus, Mithras was born from a virgin, twelve followers, killed and resurrected in three days, performed miracles, birth date on December 25, taught morality, mankind's savior, known as the Light of the world and as the son of God. These very same attributes given to Mithras were taken from Zoroastrianismâ€™s prophet Zoroaster (1,000 B.C.) The truth is that this same mythological life story of a savor and son of god has been passed down from religion to religion. This is the same tale that the Greek Empire took from the Egyptian Empireâ€™s mythology. The Egyptian Sun God, Horusâ€™ life story (3,000 B.C.) is nearly a mirror image to the story that Constantine accredited to Jesus in 325 A.D. To say that this mythology originated with Jesus is like saying that the General Motors Corporation invented the wheel. Besides, Buddhismâ€™s own manuscripts (580 B.C.) that describe Prince Siddhartha a.k.a. Buddhaâ€™s life, tell that Buddha performed the exact same â€œmiraclesâ€ and teachings that Catholicism claims Jesus did; what an amazing coincidence. Oh and another thing, Jesus never claimed to be anything more than a man. May be you should read his words (theyâ€™re in red) in the Bible. It was in 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicea that Jesus was first made out to be the son of god. If I am wrong about any of this then by all means prove me wrong; try starting at a library (there are real history books there).
P.S. The moon IS made of cheese : ) Don't worry for I am an all knowing being, for my father is the FSM.
FSM's Only Begotten Son