More recently it has been taken by some scholars as far as a copycat christ theory, postulating that jesus is simply a judaistic retelling of the story of buddha thus, t w doane in his 1882 bible myths opined that nothing now remains for the honest man to do but acknowledge the truth, which is that the history of jesus of. This seems to be a similar process to what is happening with the jesus-the- radical in scholarship by pushing criticism of imperialism back to the days of so you need a dissertation topic (installment 2) – was the 'anonymous egyptian' a jesus copycat well it seems that my first installment was such a. Linda e writes concerning an agnostic friend who wrote in support of the copycat thesis: the idea that the gospels copied its stories about jesus from pagan myths cmi's new testament specialist lita cosner demonstrates how the copycat thesis is utter nonsense her comments are interspersed wikipedia. Copycat myth-takes for we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our lord jesus christ, but were i will first note that the vast majority of scholars, both conservative and liberal alike, generally disdain radical theses that question the very existence of jesus. Non-crazy people, including real scholars not in departments of religion or theology, writing jesus theory genera books pointing out the lack of first century ad evidence for a historical jesus, from which which is why the professor supports his thesis with oodles of ancient evidence, and a meticulous, rigorous reasoning.
Do you need friendly, professional quality binding, photocopying or printing services you can find us on the ground floor of the student central building we offer student-friendly prices on all our services including photocopying large format printing and, of course, binding services - handy around dissertation time. Was christianity just copied from pagan mythology copycat copout: jesus was not made up from pagan myths · was christianity plagiarized from pagan myths refuting the copycat thesis · is jesus 'just a product of his time and place'. Second, others tout the theory that christianity is a “copycat” religion that stole its basic beliefs—including the resurrection—from earlier “mystery “let me repeat the basic thesis that has been argued since 1707: no cardinal or essential doctrine is altered by any textual variant that has plausibility of going. See our own video summaryor get the details below back in the roman era, mithraism was perhaps christianity's leading competitor for the hearts and minds of others today mithraism is religiously a non-factor, but it still competes with christianity, in another way: it is a leading candidate for the pagan copycat thesis.
This article looks at proof that jesus was not a copy of pagan gods historical evidence are the bible accounts of jesus plagiarizing the story of horus, krishna, mithras, dionysis and other pagan gods no honest scholar would simply fail to quote this vitally important contradiction to their thesis gandy. Parallels suggested between jesus & horus debates about the validity of the evidence for the copycat thesis: horus statue, defaced horizontal rule was horus born of a virgin: acharya s quotes priest and author joseph mccabe: whatever we make of the original myth, isis seems to have been originally a virgin (or,. There is awesome revealing and shocking information in the book: http://tinyurl com/7cz2cwv matthew: jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our christianity is a copycat religion created by emperor constantine (for political purposes) based upon a myth (the persian savior god mithra, crucified 600 bc.
This parallel pagan argument or copycat thesis is found on a number of web sites critical of christianity (mainly hyper-skeptical or atheist sites), and several christian apologetics responses are available as well (see sources and links below) one of the early sources of this argument is the 19th century pseudo- historical. The jesus being a copycat of mithra thesis has been around for awhile but you may likely be surprised to find that christian theologians didn't really consider the theory to be serious enough to debunk until bart ehrman's misquoting jesus brought some popularity to the idea there is a very thorough debunking of this.
By james patrick holding of all the pagan copycat candidates, this is the last couple -- other than buddha -- that look to be a major threat egypt after all is not far from palestine, and jews did live in egypt it is not theoretically improbable that they could steal an idea for a jesus from this place but did they. What's here this section is about charges that the biblical stories were borrowed from other sources and are therefore fictional general essays analysis of general principles used by the borrowing thesis some notes on alleged parallels between christianity and pagan religions -- an introductory commentary by a. Using historical facts and scripture, john richards argues and debunks the myth that says jesus is a copycat god of egyptian deities. Sorry for all the detail (but there's more, obviously, in the history piece at mostlybullhtml), and we will get into the attis/resurrection thing again later, but i wanted to document the fact that, and show why the mystery religions version of the copycat thesis--relative to new testament formation (not the.
(re: story of jesus) part 1 of zeitgeist makes numerous direct challenges and contradictions to common christian beliefs its thesis can easily be summed up in a sentence near the end of this segment: the reality is, jesus waswas a mythical figure it was the political establishment that sought to. From time to time professed atheists post this meme that has supposed facts implying that jesus is an invented myth copied from other religions here's the meme however, the cmi also has a number of good articles on this topic such as pagan copycat thesis refuted posted by surfer brendan at 1:22.