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Similarities that Predate the Jesus Story

Here are a few similarities to the Jesus story:

Krishna:
Virgin birth
Son of God
Carpenter
Sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man
Visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star
Parents had to flee to protect him
Went into the wilderness to fast
Baptized in a river
Sin free
Performed miracles
Raised the dead
Cast out demons
Resurrected
Ascended into heaven
Referred to as the shepherd of God, the lion, Lord of Lords, the Redeemer, Alpha and Omega
Second person (or item) in the Trinity
Said he was the way to the father
He is to return to do battle with the "Prince of Evil," who will desolate the earth

Mithra:
Virgin birth
Son of God
Carpenter
Sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man
Visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star
Given gold, frankincense and myrrh
Born on December 25th
Died on a Cross
Put in a rock tomb
Went into the wilderness to fast
Sin free
Performed miracles
Raised the dead
Cast out demons
Resurrected on the 3rd day
Ascended into heaven
Referred to as the truth, the light, the lamb, the savior, the messiah, the good shepherd, the lion
Had 12 companions or disciples
Celebrated on the date we now call Easter

Dionysus (Osiris Dionysus):
God was his father
Born in a cave that housed farm animals
Virgin birth
His birth was prophesized by a star in the heavens
Converted water into wine
His followers were born-again through baptism in water
He rode triumphantly into a city on a donkey
He had 12 disciples
He was accused of licentious behavior
He was killed near the time of the Vernal Equinox, about MAR-21
He died "as a sacrifice for the sins of the world."
He was hung on a tree, stake, or cross
After death, he went into hell
On the third day after his death, he returned to life
The cave where he was laid was visited by three of his female followers
Ascended to heaven
Referred to as Savior of the world, Son of God
He and his father (God) are one
He will return in the last days and judge the human race
He died for our sins

Horus:
Virgin birth
Father is God
Born on December 25th in a cave/manger, with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men
He was a child teacher in the Temple and was baptized when he was 30 years old
He was also baptized by "Anup the Baptizer," who becomes "John the Baptist"
He had 12 disciples
He performed miracles and raised one man, el-Azar-us, from the dead
He walked on water
He and his father (God) are one
He was transfigured on the Mount
He was crucified, buried in a tomb and resurrected
He was also the "Way, the Truth, the Light, the Messiah, God's Anointed Son, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Word" etc.
He was "the Fisher," and was associated with the Lamb, Lion and Fish
HE was called "the KRST," or "Anointed One,"


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