Jesus the Christ

Myth-taken | Resurrection - In Body Or Retold Myth? | Who's Your Daddy? | It's A Mystery… (Still Searching For A Clue) | Unable To Perform | Second Coming | Cross? What Cross? | Final Words | Roman History | Arguments - Pro | Arguments - Contra


As can be seen from the extensive quotes in the final sections, early apologists knew perfectly well there was nothing remotely original in the stories they were telling. The only difference, and it was a fundamental shift, was that the believers wanted to make a physical incarnation of the born / died / resurrected saviour, whereas in parallel traditions (deemed heretical by the early church from the 2nd century who took the story literally and set themselves up as the only intermediaries between Man and God by mimicking the celestial hierarchy on earth) the whole point was for people to be reborn within themselves as they gained spiritual enlightenment and became closer to God, as men were deemed children equally of Father (spirit) and Mother (earth). When that didn't work, beyond mere obfuscation, the literalists simply lied and deemed it 'good' because it was for their God, or stole it (cf Augustine & Martyr below), though some took it even further by claiming that all the existing myths were created by the devil so that men wouldn't recognise the true saviour's arrival, whilst others said that they were mere pagan 'rehearsals', all of which points were ridiculed at the time by various philosophers.

Like A Sun-God
  • His holy day is Sun-day.
  • He died for 3 days (as did his predecessor and namesake, Jonah), which is what happened during the Winter Solstice when the sun appeared to stop in the sky before returning along its path.
  • He had 12 disciples : the Zodiac.
  • The time of his rebirth was never recorded, but the celebration was moved to be Friday after the first full Moon after the Vernal Equinox (not Pagan at all!), which is when the sun was reborn and began its ascent into summer.
Died & Resurrected Virgin / Miraculous Birth (Mary) The entire concept of a 'virgin' birth is wrong, anyway: the original was 'young woman', which is perfectly natural.
A Healer Depicted With Their Mother In "Madonna" Portraits
  • An Egyptian & their Ka (inner spiritual essence of good luck)
  • Horus & Isis
  • Krishna & Devaki
Depicted As Crucified
Symbols & Attributes Born / Reborn In A Cave / Hovel (Womb / Tomb) Pre-existing Festivals

Resurrection - In Body Or Retold Myth?

1 Corinthians 15:12-17 "Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; … "

Preparing The Sacrifice

Jesus the Annointed One (Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah) was attended by women, and later his cave-tomb was initially approached by women, as would be expected if they were priestesses of the many birth / death / resurrection cults that existed at the time (cf Attis & Dionysus & Osiris & Tammuz); they performed rites before the god died and after he rose again, and may have practised a form of 'sacred sex' ritual. Such things may also have formed part of Jesus' own ceremonies, as is hinted at in the 'secret' gospel of Mark : "But the youth, looking upon him, loved him and began to beseech him that he might be with him. And going out of the tomb, they came into the house of the youth, for he was rich. And after six days Jesus told him what to do, and in the evening the youth comes to him, wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God. And thence, arising, he returned to the other side of the Jordan." Also, in John & Phillip, there are three Marys, perhaps representing the older symbols of virgin / mother / crone (or mother / wife / daughter).

The Catholic Church decided that the three Marys (the Magdalene, the sister of Lazarus of Bethany, and the un-named 'sinner') were one and the same woman, so in 591 CE Pope Gregory I delivered a homily (#33) in which he equated the expelled devils with sins, and the perfume she used (see references below) could only be associated with 'forbidden acts', thereby creating a picture of the archetypal fallen woman seeking redemption - this was commonly but erroneously equated with prostitution as she is never referred to as that anywhere in the bible, and sin was a mutable concept that in this context could have meant she spoke as a man's equal, and uncovering her hair in front of strange men was certainly against all custom. This attribution was only rescinded in 1969, though the news was hardly broadcast to a waiting world as the image was useful in the continuing subjugation of women by the church and its associated organisations.

Jesus As Bacchus(cf Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony section of Fantasia !)

However, his own disciples didn't know the significance of this ritual (which seems to have been pre-arranged as the colt was ready for him), and was he deliberately following Zechariah's prophecy to place himself in the role of a dying & resurrected god?

Mary As Senior Disciple / Co-Teacher & Companion

Ramon K. Jusino proposes that as Mary was the 'Beloved Disciple' (sometimes either after an expedient change of gender or the simple omission of revealing pronouns), she was also the author of what came to be the fourth gospel, as many scholars agree that it was not written by John but rather the anonymous 'Beloved Disciple'.

Mary Cleansed & Enlightened

Seven has always been an important 'mystical' number (derived from the sun & moon & the five naked-eye planets known to the ancients), and the traditional sins were : pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, & sloth.

How Many Approached The Tomb And What State Was It In?

In all cases Mary was (or was among) the first to approach

What Did They Find There?

What Did They Do Afterwards?

How Did Jesus Appear Upon His Return?

Then What Did He Do?

Was He Drugged?

Some stories tell of vinegar being given to him, then he died. His legs weren't broken to speed his death, as was usual for crucifixion, and he was removed on the same day as he was put up, so no wonder Pilate was surprised at the quick death, as it could often take days. Also, if they thought he was already dead, why bother piercing him with a spear just to find out? Only John states that Joseph went in secret to ask for the body 'for fear of the jews'.

Excuses, Excuses

Many of the existing stories were either edited to show what had originally been a metaphorical resurrection as a literal one, or had chapters added to that effect, which then directly contradicted the earlier chapters (see above) that were left intact.

Who's Your Daddy?

Although most of the bible as we know it today clearly mentions Joseph as Mary's husband, he isn't named in Mark, the earliest gospel, and rather than being given his father's family name as was usual for both Roman and Jewish peoples, Jesus is merely named after a place (Nazareth), as was typical for illegitimate children.

The Dead Sea Scrolls mention someone known as the Teacher of Righteousness, whilst never giving his name, but these books were great influences on the Essenes who appeared in the second century BCE, whose motive was to 'repair' a Judaism they saw as corrupt and politically driven by the conquering Romans. One of these was Jesus ben (son of) Pantera, who was eventually stoned to death and then hung on a tree during the Passover eve of 88 BCE, but although he died, the strength of his story did not (he must have been at least some irritation to have been targeted and caught), and there soon grew a series of myths regarding his resurrection that were still being copied in the first century CE by the Christians.

Just to confuse matters still further, or perhaps to demonstrate that the biblical Jesus was based on this other one, Rabbinical sources from that period refer to the Christian Jesus as Jesus ben Pantera, from Nazareth, sometime towards the beginning of the first century BCE, though such links were dismissed by the early Christians as propaganda. Celsus himself mixed various stories when he said he'd heard that Jesus was born from Mary after she had been raped by a Roman soldier named Pantera.

It's A Mystery… (Still Searching For A Clue)

Many cults of the time presented themselves to the general public in an exoteric fashion, telling stories and parables that attracted people's interest and thereby gaining followers who sometimes practised rituals without even knowing they were meant as introductions to other things; if they joined, then after long study and questioning they would have revealed to them the esoteric knowledge that gave them enlightenment, and they became as Christ themselves, spiritually reborn with full knowledge of self, and therefore closer to the universal God-consciousness : people were effectively eternal spirits of the universe (Daemons) temporarily residing within mortal flesh, but knowledge (Gnosis) allowed the 'lower self' to recognise the Daemon as the 'true self', which though at first might be seen as an individual essence, was merely a facet of God present in everyone so all things were connected to him, and once this was recognised a person became whole (cf Sallustius quote below for a Pagan equivalent). The references to wisdom are to Sophia.

This division was shown in both the literal tradition of what became the Catholic ("universal") church which was meant for everyone, and the soon-to-be-suppressed Gnostic tradition. Clement of Alexandria admitted that "[Mark] wrote an account of the Lord's doings, … selecting what he thought most useful for increasing the faith of those who were being instructed. … Thus he composed a more spiritual Gospel for the use of those who were being perfected. Nevertheless, he yet did not divulge the things not to be uttered, nor did he write down the hierophantic teaching of the Lord, … it even yet is most carefully guarded, being read only to those who are being initiated into the great mysteries.", which suggested deeper levels for those who could understand them. As the sole arbiter of people's spiritual well-being, the Catholics demanded complete obedience and acceptance of what their bishops said regarding scripture to such an extent that Gregory Thaumaturgus said in his Twelve Topics Of The Faith : "If anyone says that the body of Christ is uncreated, and refuses to acknowledge that he, being the uncreated Word of God, took the flesh of created humanity and appeared incarnate, even as it is written, let him be anathema.", which was based on what Paul said in Galatians 1:8-9 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.", though as can be seen below he also claimed to know the higher mysteries and so deemed only himself worthy of revealing them, whereas Gnostics took turns in being the 'leader' of their respective groups, which situation exasperated the early Christians as even then they were obsessed with a rigid hierarchy.

Like Uri Geller And Other Self-proclaimed 'Psychics', Jesus Cannot Perform Miracles When Sceptics Are Present

He Claims That :

Yet When Faced With Sceptics :

The Time Of The Second Coming Was Long Ago

Even In Those Days They Were Still Waiting

Cross? What Cross?

Deuteronomy 21:22-23 "And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) … "

Final Words

Roman History Re-written

When was Jesus born?

They only crucified those found guilty of sedition, and rebellious slaves

There was no rule, law, or custom, to release a prisoner during passover

Silver was minted as coins, not weighed out as pieces

Not one historian records what must surely have been a unique event

Arguments - Pro

St. Augustine


Justin Martyr


Arguments - Contra


Marcus Tullius Cicero