One Reply to “This touchdown’s for you, Jesus!”

  1. Perhaps you still don’t understand. You were ptecefrly clear in your arguments, it’s just that you were completely mistaken. Not only were you mistaken in your attribution of Jesus Myth motives to Jeisyn, but your very arrogant tone combined with your complete incomprehension of even basic historical facts is what I was responding to in my comments. It certainly was unreasonable to assume what you did, as you only had the short caption of an image inserted into the post upon which to base your tirade. I suspect that your true motives in any forum in which you decide to express your brute ignorance is to simply make fun of your opposition and their views so that you don’t have to engage in any real scholarly discussion something for which you repeatedly show yourself to be completely unsuited.As for the equation of Jesus with Mithras and your claim that no similarities exist between them, you still persist in your gross lack of familiarity with early Christian writers. Both Tertullian and Justin Martyr two of the earliest and well-known patristic authors comment specifically on the striking similarities between the rites associated with the worship of Mithras and those associated with Jesus (e.g. initiatory baptism, a commemorative meal, a sign of the cross on the forehead, et al). Their explanation for these relationships is the argument of Devilish Mimicry (i.e. that the Devil somehow pre-counterfeited the life of Jesus within various mythologies) mentioned previously. Are you sure that you are a studied Catholic? Many other such relationships exist between early Christian practices, elements of the Gospel narratives, Catholic iconography and the rites, mythology, and iconography of non-Jewish idolatrous cultures that pre-date Jesus and Christianity by sometimes hundreds of years. One such striking example is the Temple at Luxor in Egypt, which was built in ancient Thebes and dates to 1400 BCE. On the walls of the Luxor temple, the mythos of the cult represented there is told in sculptures, text, and artwork. The story is told of the Egyptian god Thoth announcing to the virginal queen Mut-Emwa that she is about to become pregnant and give birth. Another god, Khonsu, impregnates the divine queen by holding a cross to her lips (the cross was a symbol of life and fertility to the ancient Egyptians). She then gives birth apparently to a child that is the virgin-born son of queen Mut-Emwa and also the incarnate son of Amun-Ra and the child is visited by three figures who offer him gifts. The similarities between this and the later Mary, Gabriel, Jesus, and the Magi along with the religious symbol of the cross are very telling. There are many, many such parallels between Christianity and pre-existing pagan mythology. To someone who has actually taken the time do the research instead of simply deciding what they will believe regardless of the historical realities, the amount of evidence in this regard is overwhelming.You see, sir, that in the course of discussing a subject, there is a concept known as onus probandi the burden of proof. What this means is that when someone makes an assertion of any kind, that individual has to bring sufficient evidence to substantiate his claim. This is especially true if the assertion flies in the face of established and well-known facts. You see, while I am able to substantiate the claims that there are pre-Christian parallels in mythology to the Jesus story and certain elements of the Gospel narratives you have not been able to likewise for your claims. You, like a drone who has no thought other than what it has been programmed to say, just continue to make baseless assertions that are in denial of what almost the entire world of historians, Egyptologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists know and have known for quite a long time. In fact, the church fathers such as Tertullian, Justin Martyr, and others also knew it. It seems the only person who isn’t aware of these things is you.If you want my advice, I think that instead of ridiculing the Devilish Mimicry argument postulated by the church, you should read up on it and then adopt the position, holding onto it with both hands. Not only is it the best that Christian arguments have to offer in this discussion, but it will also allow you to have a religious exemption from having to actually answer to the facts or give sufficient evidence for your assertions. The position of outright denial that you expressed previously only serves to rob you or your comments of any respect.Research of any kind is generally done in a building filled with books covering a wide variety of subjects.It’s called a library.Yehudah

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