Christianity’s Supposed Pagan Origins.
This clip is proof that, in this day and age, any blithering idiot, no matter how unqualified, can grab a camera, make a documentary, and be taken seriously.
The documentary claims to show how Jesus’s story had been borrowed from Pagan myths.
Their best example is the Pagan God Mithra, who they say was born of a virgin, had 12 disciples, was crucified, put in a tomb and rose from the dead after 3 days.
What’s funny is that they have this douche travelling around to different places and talking to “experts” who in turn give their ideas that, when cherry-picked, supposedly support the Jesus-is-a-pagan-myth hypothesis.
Let’s see if the supposed similarities between Mithra and Jesus add up:
Mithra was Born of a Virgin, so they say. Nope, Mithra was born out of solid rock, wearing a frigging hat. But who knows, the rock may have been a virgin. I don’t think that counts, however. Sure, contemporary books about Mithra say he was born of a virgin, but those writers were bozos. Go to the original manuscripts describing Mithra and find out he was born of a rock already wearing a hat. Doesn’t really sound so Jesus-esque to me.
Mithra had 12 disciples. Nope. This idea came from a carving of Mithra’s image surrounded by 12 other smaller images which led some rather dumb people to believe that it was his “disciples”. However, those aren’t his disciples, those are the 12 signs of the zodiac. That carving was also dated to 200 years after the time of Jesus, so if anyone borrowed anything, it would have been the other way around.
Mithra died, was buried, and rose from the dead after 3 days. No. This is completely false. Mithra didn’t die. He never died. He killed a cosmic bull –whatever that is. The unfortunate bull died, not him. There has never been any record of any belief about Mithra dying. If that bastard were real, he’d still be alive today.
This is the type of nonsense one gets from watching too much Dan Brown movies and Zeitgeist Documentaries. The fact that a lot of people take these lies with much alacrity is sad and pathetic. These kinds of conspiracy theorist documentaries about the origins of Christianity also only serve to show the imbecilic nature of the minds producing them.