KRISHNA, AB claims, was virgin born, with shepherds/wise men appearing at his birth, that he was crucified etc. However, none of that is true.
Krishna was not born of a virgin. He was the eighth son of Princess Devaki and Vasudeva: “You have been born of the divine Devaki and Vasudeva for the protection of Brahma on earth.” (Mahabharata Bk 12, XLVIII).
It is the newer texts (Puranas, Bhagyatas, Hariyamsa) which incorporate such tales, but these were written mostly between 400-1000AD i.e. after the life of Jesus.
Krishna’s father was not a carpenter. Vasudeva was a nobleman in the courts of Mathura. His foster-father was a cow-herd: “Thou art the most beloved of Nanda, the Cow-herd” (Bhagavata, Bk 8, I, pg 743).
Krishna was not born in a manger. He was born secretly in prison, with no shepherds or wise men. And he was not crucified either. He was killed by a hunter who “mistaking [Krishna], who was stretched on the earth in high Yoga, for a deer, pierced him at the heel with a shaft” (Mahabharata Book 16,4)
DIONYSUS, AB claims, was born of a virgin, turned water into wine etc. Again, this just wishful thinking on his part.
There is no virgin birth to speak of here. In the most popular story, Semele is impregnated by dirty old Zeus via a bolt of lightning and the result was Dionysus. Virgin birth? You decide.
Dionysus did not turn water into wine. He was the god of wine who is said to have filled three empty cauldrons with wine. It is interesting that three symbols of donkey, wine and vine associated with Dionysus are also found in Genesis 49:11, a messianic prophecy written in 1400 BC long before Dionysus was ever a twinkle in the eye of mythology. Coincidence? I think not. Someone plagiarized Moses.
Dionysus was not the Only Begotten Son. His father, Zeus sired several other children. And he could not be Alpha and Omega either. He had a distinct beginning to his existence.
ZOROASTER, AB claims, was also born of virgin, baptized in a river, healed a blind man etc. Again, all this is patently false.
There is no mention of a virgin birth in any of the early Zoroastrian texts. The texts clearly allude to conjugal relations between his parents, Dukdaub and Pourushasp (Denkard, Bk 5 2:1-2). However, in a later (embellished) text the god Ahura Mazda creates Zoroaster via the sacred Haoma plant!
The closest Zoroaster comes to being baptized is when he received a revelation on the bank of a river.
And as far as being tempted in the wilderness, the story in the “Vendidad Fargad” was penned sometime between 250 and 650 A.D, long after the Christian canon was compiled in A.D. 170.
The so-called healing of a blind man also comes to us from the 10th century CE. The Vendidad likely borrowed both stories from the Bible..
ATTIS’ so-called similarities to Jesus are probably the most absurd of all. Attis is said to have been born when his mother Nana was impregnated by an almond that fell from a tree. The tree itself had earlier germinated from the severed genitals of a hemaphrodite monster called Agdistis.
Agdistis was conceived, again, by our dirty old player Zeus and a girlfriend. Attis is later raised by goats after deadbeat grandpa Zeus and mother Nana abandon him. Should we really waste time pursuing the rest of this poppycock?
HORUS MANURE is how some Bible scholars have dismissed the claims by AB and others that Horus was born of a virgin, died on a cross, resurrected etc.
Horus was not born of a virgin. His mother, the goddess Isis, impregnated herself with the phallus of Osiris, her dead husband. One ancient Egyptian relief depicts Isis as a falcon, hovering over the erect phallus of a dead Osiris. So much for a virgin birth..
Horus was not born on December 25th. Aside from that date being of no importance to Christianity, it so happens that Horus’ date of birth was “on the second of the five epagomenal days” i.e. July 28.
Horus was not born in a manger. His mother Isis “gave birth to Horus in the swamps of Khemnis in the Nile Delta” (Encyclopedia Mythica).
There were no “three wise men” at Horus’ birth. Or at Jesus’ birth for that matter!
Horus was never baptized. There is no character named Anup the Baptizer in Egyptian mythology. Also there is no river called Eridanus in Egypt. Eridanus is a river in Greece.
Horus was never crucified or resurrected. Crucifixion didn’t exist until around 600 BC, long after the stories of Horus. An inscription found on the 4th century B.C. Metternich Stela describes Horus as being bitten by a poisonous scorpion while hiding in a marsh with his mother.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (where the Stela is currently located), adds this comment on their website:
“Isis speaks and recounts that while she and Horus were still hiding in the marshes, the child became ill. In her despair, she cried for help to the “Boat of Eternity” and the sun disk stopped opposite her and did not move from his place. Thoth was sent from the sun boat to help Isis and cured Horus by reciting a catalogue of spells.”
It turns out that Horus was sick, not dead, from a scorpion bite and was cured by the gods. No reputable modern works of Egyptology ever mention Horus dying and being resurrected.