Thursday, February 16, 2006

Jesus Not A Copycat Myth

MYTH
The figure of Jesus of Nazareth is an amalgamation of other mythical heroes

Many proponents of the bogus theory that Jesus was a copycat myth argue that Jesus' virgin birth story had a pagan source. The New Testament writers were contemporary eyewitnesses to the events. The story of Jesus' virgin birth lacks mythical characteristics and borrowed elements from known pagan birth myths. The people, events, and places that are identified in connected with Jesus Christ's birth are historically accurate. In Greek myths and other pagan legends the gods were only disguised as humans and gods and humans had sexual relations. In Christianity, on the other hand, the second person of the Trinity became human. Additionally, the Gospel writers could not have borrowed from Greek myths of gods who became human because the Greek stories postdate the time of Jesus Christ.