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ALERT ALERT ALERT!!! THIS POST IS FALSE!!! I apologize for spreading incorrect information. I believed it to be true when I posted it. Zarove below has proven me incorrect. I apologize for being taken in by an article that actually came up from google scholar. Looking at the footnotes of my “peer reviewed” article should have clued me in. I did not read that carefully. I will not further spread this myth.
Understand that I still do not believe either the Horus myth or the Jesus myth. However, I now also know that it is a myth that the two myths are the same.
Thank you Zarove for setting me straight.
Here for posterity is my original post:
In the spirit of the Bush-McCain Challenge, which shows that most people cannot tell the difference between Bush and McCain, I ask weather you can tell the difference between Horus and Jesus. So, guess which one was:
- Born of a virgin?
- Baptized at age 30?
- Had 12 disciples?
- Was crucified?
- Was resurrected 3 days later
- Was associated with the astrological sign Pisces, the fish?
- Was known as The Lamb of God?
Did you guess either one or the other for any of these? If so, you are incorrect. The correct answer to all of the questions above is both!
Check this comparison of the Lives of Horus and Jesus for many more identical or highly similar traits.
Now watch this great video showing the ways in which the Judeo-Christian religion (deliberately singular) is really just a resurrection of Egyptian astrology.
Oops. I almost forgot to clarify why I classified this not only as religion but also in the category humor. This may confuse some people. I’m sorry for that. The reason is quite simply that I find it amusing that a couple of billion people believe this crap. In fact, most people that do would wince at the suggestion that they believe in astrology. And yet, it is so.
Is this just my sick sense of humor? (probably)