In addition to a lack of historical support, many characteristics of Jesus, which Christians today believe in, are undeniably similar or identical to religious trends and beliefs that preceded Christianity.
There are tens of accounts of pagan gods of many different cultures who were said to have the same attributes as those that Christians claim Jesus had.
A brief review of some of these may lead to some interesting questions concerning the originality of the Christian claim: Born of the virgin Nana on December 25. He was a savior crucified on a tree for the salvation of mankind.
He was buried but on the third day the priests found the tomb empty -- He had arisen from the dead (on March 25th).
Both stories end with the emergence of hope, hope in a promised Redeemer in the case of Genesis, and “hope” as a thing having been released from the box at the very end of the Pandora legend.
Did the Bible copy the Flood account from other myths and legends? This son of a god born of a virgin, was so commonly spread in those days that Philo of Alexandria (30 BCE - 45 CE), warned against this widespread superstitious belief in unions between male gods and human females. So basically, all the pagan religions were alike, including Christianity.The offsprings are known as demigods., meaning Lord. Actually all these deities were based on the first deity to have died and resurrected, the Egyptian deity Osiris. It just happens that one of them got the ascendancy, and became the most powerful, and did its best to wipe out all the others.But they may actually attest to the same historical event.Both stories tell how the very first woman unleashed sin, sickness, and suffering upon the world which had been, up to that point, an Edenic paradise.
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First, let’s consider the account of the Fall of mankind (Genesis 3).