This video speaks for itself. I second the motion.
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What do you think of this Bible quote? What is your take on it?
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said; “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
robin, that passage like most of the rest of that book leaves me feeling rather dry and unenlightened. The god and Christ of Christianity have hundreds of names and titles taken from every other myth available at the time of writing. It was the authors way to say that this god was true while all the others were fake. It is a bronze age appeal to authority.
The statement itself presupposes that man needs a light and is unable to navigate the slings and arrows of life on his own. This is not true. That light comes with some pretty heavy weight strings attached, so while the sales pitch might sound good, you want to be sure and ask for the carfax.
According to the Egyptian mythology, the ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ were inseparable and of ‘one essence.’ The pharaohs stepped into trinity on Earth (as Horus) and became the heavenly element (as Osiris) after death. In the endless cycle Isis functioned as sister, wife and mother, a sort of ‘holy spirit’, keeping the whole thing going.
According to author and theologian Tom Harpur: “[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ.”
The following are examples of quotes by Horus, according to Tom Harpur, and the corresponding quotes of Jesus from the New Testament:
“I have given bread to the hungry man and water to the thirsty man and clothing to the naked person and a boat to the shipwrecked mariner.”
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me…” Matthew 25:35-36
“I am Horus in glory…I am the Lord of Light…I am the victorious one…I am the heir of endless time…I, even I, am he that knoweth the paths of heaven.”
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Egyptian priests practiced “transubstantiation”, claiming to be able to transfer the sun god Osiris into a circular wafer. In rituals prefiguring Catholic Mass, the faithful then ate the “body” of their god to nourish their souls. The letters IHS on the sun-shaped wafers stood for Isis, Horus, and Seb (later, Roman Catholics claimed they were the first three letters of Jesus’ name in Greek).
The myth of Osiris included some monotheistic features, such as belief in the hereafter, resurrection of the dead, Day of Judgment, and beginning and ending the prayer with Amen. This suggests that Osiris might have been a prophet of God, and his original message was not preserved and corrupted by time. Some scholars believe that Prophet Idris (Enoch in the Bible) was the same as the Egyptian god Osiris.
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