Here is a wonderful compilation of past deities whose stories are remarkably similar to that of the Jesus story. Is the Jesus story original, or just
a rehash of an old story?
And there is another who claimed to be the Son of God....
Who was the Son of the highest God, and the biggest healer in Antiquity? He healed the sick and even raised the dead. Hear and behold: former
paralysed walked again, the blind could miraculously see again, and the deaf could listen and the mute speak after the Masters gentle touch! But he
did not only heal the body, he also healed the soul. They called him Saviour and Redeemer, and he healed both rich and poor, men and women, young and
old, slaves and free men, friends and enemies. In one occasion a paralysed man was brough to him in his bed, and took his bed and left walking after
the Saviour had touched him. What was this Saviour´s name?
Who was born by a mortal virgin mother and had a divine Father, and was known as the "Saviour of the world"? Before he was born his parents wandered
to a bigger town, and prophets had foretold his birth and that he would be a king. This instigated a search for the infant Saviour by a leading figure
who wanted to kill him. After growing up the Son of God was shown all the kingdoms of the world from a high mountain. He also walked on water and when
he met his end his mother and his favorite disciple stood by him. He then tells his mother: "Do not cry, I´m going to heaven". When he dies he
utter: "It is finished" and the earth trembles and darkness cover the land. Then he ascended to heaven, and his greatest achievement was to conquer
His name was of course...Hercules.
We all of course know the Redeemer who was no figure of pagan Greek polytheism. He was the true Saviour who wanted to help and save the sinful humans,
by sacrificing himself. But he was willing to do this, out of love, pity and compassion for the humans.
No, who was the real Son of God, born by a mortal virgin mother, and often presented as the venerated newborn infant, or depicted riding a donkey? He
healed the sick and did numerous wonders, among those making fine wine from plain water. He was killed but resurrected from the dead and became
immortal. The followers of this God often ate a holy meal in a kind of sacramental union with the deity to achieve immortality after their death. One
of this god´s finest achievements was his death, his sacrifice, which delivers the whole human kind.
The God was the very popular Dionysos.
Who is the "Light of the World", the One, the God who defeated death? Born of a virgin mother, considered the first true King by the people. Who
rose from the grave and ascended to heaven. He defeated death, and must be considered the single true God.
Of course the egyptian Osiris!
Now, the real God often called the "Light of the world", "The good shepherd", "The lamb" and is "…the way, the truth, and the life".
Identified with a cross. Who could that be?
Horus, (the son of Osiris).
The original "Light of the world" was the mediator between God and man and was born on the 25.th of December. Local shepherds witnessed his birth
and gave him gifts. He had 12 disciples, and when his work was done on earth he gathered together to a last supper, and then ascended to heaven. At
doomsday he will return to pass judgment on both the living and the dead. The righteous will go to heaven and the sinful will be killed in a giant
fire. Sunday is his holyday, and this religion gave us the seven days of the week. His followers called each other "brothers" and their leaders
"fathers". They practiced babtism and established a sacred meal ritual, where flesh and blood was symbolically consumed by initiates. Above earth
was heaven, and below the dark hell with demons and the sinners.
The ´Light of the World´ is of course the sungod Mithra.
Wise men were led to his birth by a star, and his conception was miraculous. After his birth the ruler in the area wanted him dead and started a hunt
for the child. But his parents were warned by a heavenly messenger who told them to escape over the river with the holy child. Here, he was met by
shepherds. The boy grew up and did many great deeds, and was the mediator between God and man.
His name: Krishna.
Who then, was the God whose mother was told by an angel that she would give birth to a holy child destined to be a Saviour? Even as a child he
instructed the priests in the temple in religous matters, while his parents were looking for him. He started his religious career when he was ca 30
years of age, and surrounded himself with 12 disciples. One of the disciples is his favorite another is a traitor. He and his disciples abstain from
wealth and travels around talking in parables and metaphors. This God called himself "Son of Man" and was referred to as "Prophet", "Master" and
"Lord". He did many great wonders and healed the sick, blind could see again and deaf hear.
He also walked on water. When one of his disciples tried to do the same, he started to sink - his faith was not strong enough.
We are here obviously talking about Buddha.
Our Saviour cannot be mistaken for any other. He performed countless miracles on earth, miracles well attested to by bystanders. He healed the sick
and the crippled, restored sight to the blind, cast out demons, and even raised the dead! His birth was of a virgin, foretold by an angel. While still
a child, he exhibited extraordinary knowledge of religious scripture. He reformed the corrupt and worldly religions of his day. He was crucified, rose
from the tomb and appeared to his disciples to prove to them his power over death, after which he ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of the
Father. He was known as "the Son of God!" His message is of love and compassion.
We give you: Apollonius of Tyana*
And there is of course the God-man, the prophet, the founder of a great monotheistic religion that still exist today. He preached that there was only
one true God, and his teachings focused on the eternal fight between good and evil. The teachings include the idea of the Saviour will wake the dead
and pass judgment on all. The righteous ones goes to Paradise and the sinful straight to a burning Hell. The very word of Paradise stems from this
religion. This semigod started his career in his early thirties, and had a following of disciples. As a band of monks they wandered around, preaching
their religion. He was eventually killed and sent to heaven.
And he was the Persian Zarathustra.