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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Jenisiz
Genesis 3 foretells the advent of two characters: the Christ from the line of Eve, and the anti-christ (apollyon) from the line of the serpent. Apollyon is the first of 7 Kings who dies and is revived as the 8th. The story behind the Osiris/Isis/Horus trinity is the story of Apollyon's first advent. Since Satan usurped dominion over the earth from Adam, Satan's son was given dibbs on appearing first. While the two characters share similarities, they are very different. One is Messiah, the other is trying to usurp the title of Messiah. The latter legends (Baal, Mithras, Dionysus, Krishna, etc) are simply a re-telling of the Osirian trinity. The story of Jesus, however rivals the story of Osiris.
So, these similarities are to be expected per Genesis 3.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
"All of these similarities are superficial."
"Satan created these stories knowing Jesus' life would eventually mirror the same events."
"Christianity is unique and just because these other stories are similar doesn't mean anything, they aren't exactly alike so I'll ignore them."
I think that covers the basics on Christian apologetics. To ignore these overwhelming similarities is ignorance, I think it's pretty obvious that the bible and Christianity aren't "unique" in any way.
originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: Abednego
Not sure about the "another human being" bit, because Jesus is via an Angel acting as Gods proxy. You have to insert (sorry bad word choice) some mysticism when dealing with religion.
Through research over the course of a decade still can't fathom as to aside from "faith", what drives individuals to defend the Church and Christianity.