a reply to: TheMaverick
Not really. just because someone makes a graphic image and claims Jesus' story is the same as Horus doesn't make it so.
Isis, the mother of Horus wasn't impregnated as a virgin. She was according to Egyptian texts married to another god. Her husband, Osiris, was
dismembered. isis was able to use "her powers" and put together most of Osiris except his "phallus" (male organ). Isis fashioned a golden phallus
and was then impregnated. If she needed the golden phallus to be impregnated by Horus then it wasn't a "virgin birth".
Horus was the Sun god and the god of war. Jesus wasn't going around with a sword hacking people left and right in wars, but Horus was. Not to
mention that there are many variations of the story of Horus. BTW, just as a side note and a fun fact, the name "the book of the dead" was given to
these "books" because they were all found with mummies.
Then there is the fact that there are Roman records that do prove Jesus Christ did exist, that he was tortured and crucified under order of Pontius
Pilate, and Christianity was named after him. Despite mythicists claiming there is no evidence, all they are doing is denying the evidence that has
In Egyptian mythology there was no "Anup the baptizer". This was a concoction made by Gerald Massey in the 19th century. Anup is the Indian name for
Anubis. Anubis was another god associated with mummification and the afterlife.
Also, Horus did not heal the sick. This story is another concoction from what the Egyptian texts actually say. Horus was poisoned and killed by
Seth, and Isis requests the god Thoth that her son Horus be brought to life. The ancient Egyptians used the "spell" that brought Horus to life to
"try to cure people". This spell is written in the monument Metternich Stella of the 4th century B.C. The belief was that the spirit of Horus would
dwell within the sick.
That is a far cry from Jesus performing miracles and curing people.
As for Asar translating to Lazarus? Osiris is a Greek transliteration of Asar, which is an Egyptian name. It was the god Thoth who raised
Asar/Osiris, the husband of Isis. Asar does not translate to "Lazarus" or to it's Hebrew word/meaning Eleazar.
As for the claim that Horus was crucified? Show me proof from an ancient Egyptian text that says this. All that mythicists use is an image of Horus
with arms spread out and this to them is proof of a crucifixion, which is not true.
The claim that he had twelve disciples once again comes from Gerald Massey, but there are no ancient Egyptian texts that say he had twelve followers.
There are myths of Horus that mention of four sons, or six demi-gods who followed him. But there is no actual proof that he had twelve disciples.
Massey uses a mural which has the inscription "the twelve who reap the harvest", but there is no mention of Horus in that mural.
So no, Jesus' story wasn't plagiarized from Horus' story.
edit on 23-4-2015 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.