cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name
Hobodeluxe: Jesus as the Reincarnation of Mithra The Vatican was built upon the grounds previously devoted to the worship of Mithra (600 B.C.). The Orthodox Christian hierarchy is nearly identical to the Mithraic version.Virtually all of the elements of Orthodox Christian rituals, from miter, wafer, water baptism, alter, and doxology, were adopted from the Mithra and earlier pagan mystery religions. The religion of Mithra preceded Christianity by roughly six hundred years. Mithraic worship at one time covered a large portion of the ancient world. It flourished as late as the second century.The Messianic idea originated in ancient Persia and this is where the Jewish and Christian concepts of a Savior came from. Mithra, as the sun god of ancient Persia, had the following karmic similarities with Jesus:.Identical Life Experiences1. Mithra was born on December 25th as an offspring of the Sun. Next to the gods Ormuzd and Ahrimanes, Mithra held the highest rank among the gods of ancient Persia. He was represented as a beautiful youth and a Mediator. Reverend J. W. Lake states: "Mithras is spiritual light contending with spiritual darkness, and through his labors the kingdom of darkness shall be lit with heaven's own light; the Eternal will receive all things back into his favor, the world will be redeemed to God. The impure are to be purified, and the evil made good, through the mediation of Mithras, the reconciler of Ormuzd and Ahriman. Mithras is the Good, his name is Love. In relation to the Eternal he is the source of grace, in relation to man he is the life-giver and mediator" (Plato, Philo, and Paul, p. 15).2. He was considered a great traveling teacher and masters. He had twelve companions as Jesus had twelve disciples. Mithras also performed miracles.3. Mithra was called "the good shepherd, "the way, the truth and the light, redeemer, savior, Messiah." He was identified with both the lion and the lamb.4. The International Encyclopedia states: "Mithras seems to ha ...
impaler: PC LOAD LETTER: See my comment about Hercules above. I don't care if people worship people as gods or not, and that has zero bearing on if they actually existed as normal humans. Saints are demigods who perform magic, miracles, and witchcraft on behalf of the gods for all intents and purposes. We don't doubt that St. Patrick existed.Link
ZeroCorpse: 1. There is no "historical" Jesus. There's no evidence of Jesus' existence outside of the Bible that isn't apocryphal.2. There IS a historical Saint Nicholas, and he was Caucasian (Greek, actually). This means there's more historical evidence of the existence of Santa Claus than there is for Jesus.3. Megyn Kelly is a vapid asshole who has only gotten this far because she had standard blonde-girl good looks.4. Numbered lists make Bill O'Reilly twitchy.
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fat, white Santa with the hat was invented by Coca Cola in the thirties.
catmandu: There is no such thing as a white race. There is Negroid (sub-Saharan Africa); Mongoloid (east Asia, Russia west of the Urals, indigenous people of North and South America); Australoid (Australia and parts of Melanesia), and Caucasoid (North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Indian subcontinent, western Russia).Jesus was Caucasian but he definitely wasn't white.
Hobodeluxe: Mithra was born on December 25th
worlddan: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It's just a semantic difference. Aslan means Jesus "the guy" versus Christ "the magical parts."It is not semantics because in Jesus Christ "the word was made flesh and dwelt among us." In Jesus "the guy" and Christ "the magical bits" are one and the same thing. That is the definition of incarnation. Jesus is God incarnate. It can sometimes be useful for the purposes of theological clarity to talk about those two aspects as if they were different things but one of the dangers of doing that is to fall into the trap of treating such differences as mere word play.The Jews of 0 AD had a clear and specific definition of what those "magical bits" were and not any old magical bits were going to do. Not any person could be the Christ no more than the Christ could be any person. There was only one Christ: Jesus. No one is forced to believe that but anyone who doesn't is not Christian in any traditional understanding of that word.
Zerochance: I honestly believe that Megyn Kelly is definitely a Conservative, but she doesn't always believe the bullshiat she has to peddle, and this is one of those instances where she overreached trying to pay the lip service she is required to.If anything, it seems to me she is aware the average FOX News viewer believes some cartoonish bullshiat. The whole thing is so bizarre. It's like she felt required to jump into a mud puddle.
Bennie Crabtree: Th paragraph near the end where he says Kelly is right because Jesus is perceived the way the believer "perceives humanity" is gold. He is saying, right there, that Kelly is racist. She perceives humanity as white. Bu that is where I disagree with him. I think he has mistaken the incarnation of "humanity" with the incarnation of "mercy" for one's own, local problems.But the racism he pins her with in that paragraph is precious.
EvilEgg: His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.
DirkValentine: It's not enough to just go to Republican Church on Sundays, if you don't truly believe the Republican Religion in your heart of hearts, the derp won't flow through you, it will destroy you.I don't know, man. I honestly don't pay any attention to Fox outside of links about it but what I have seen tells me there are some serious sociopathic grifters that are there specifically b/c they have critical thinking skills and the ability to disown their soul and use them for the forces of evil.
impaler: DirkValentine: She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.yes, that's right. I can't WAIT to hear this.I'm sure there's going to be a lot of crying about how liberals are being mean, using their facts and historical data to bully her.
cameroncrazy1984: DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?I mean, wtf?She knows her audience wants to hear that Jesus is a white dude?
syrynxx: I'd like to hear Ted Nugent's thoughts on this subject.
cretinbob: Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.
DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?I mean, wtf?
gilgigamesh: That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.
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