Discussion by: SonnenKlar
I was thinking about writing an article on the German (de.)www.richarddawkins.net site regarding the Horus myth and its alleged similarity with the Jesus myth.
The problem I got into is: I found quite some well done and reasonable-sounding claims of this, but when I tried to search for real evidence I didn't get far.
I found these claims whereever I looked:
- Was conceived by a virgin mother named Meri, and had a stepfather named Seb (Joseph)
- Was born in a cave, his birth announced by an angel, heralded by a star and attended by shepherds
- Attended a special rite of passage at the age of twelve and there is no data on the child from the age of 12 to 30
- Was baptized in a river at the age of 30, and his baptizer was later beheaded
- Had 12 disciples
- Performed miracles, exorcized demons, raised someone from the dead, walked on water
- Was called “Iusa”, the “ever-becoming son” and the “Holy Child”
- Delivered a “Sermon on the Mount”, and his followers recounted his sayings
- Was transfigured on the Mount
- Was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and was resurrected
- Called “Way”, “the Truth the Light”, “Messiah”, “God’s Anointed Son”, “Son of Man”, “Good Shepherd”, “Lamb of God”, “Word made flesh”, “Word of Truth”, “the KRST” or “Anointed One”
- Was “the Fisher” and was associated with the Fish, Lamb and Lion.
- Came to fulfill the Law, and was supposed to reign one thousand years
These points are repeated wherever I tried to find real evidence. If they are true … well, that would be devastating for Christianity. But to write anything about it in a scientific manner I'd really need something more then repeated claims.
Does anyone here have more info on this?