reply to post by FriedBabelBroccoli
There you go again thinking Rome would have made Jesus a carbon copy of Dionysus.
Why would they make it so obvious?
Themes in Jesus' stories, namely the miracles, are connected to Dionysus.
Apollo was the god of light and sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, and poetry.
Jesus said he was the light and the truth, he was the prophesied Messiah, he supposedly healed sick people, he's said to release a plague of locusts
in Revelation, and his name is the main player in a piece of poetry called the bible.
Apollo had a twin sister named Artemis who was the god of the hunt, wilderness, childbirth, and virginity. Both Apollo and Artemis are depicted with
bow and arrows. Another pagan god with bow and arrows is Cupid, who is the god of love.
Jesus was born from a virgin and told people to love one another. Dionysus was a god of everything to do with non-conventional society (wilderness)
and John the Baptist was said to come from the wilderness. Jesus was also said to have a twin named Thomas just like Apollo had a twin, and John the
Baptist could be considered a spiritual twin of Jesus since they share many parallels themselves.
The connections to pagan mythology are ALL over the place, yet you decide to ignore them. You ignore them because of religious
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