12 Things You Need to Know About the Jesus Myth
Jesus mythicists often try and make a big deal about the twelve disciples as being related to the twelve signs of the Zodiac (even though it is really related to the twelve tribes of Israel) and so I thought I would throw together twelve things you need to know about the Jesus myth.
- The Jesus myth has two components: Jesus was not a historical figure and he was based on pagan myths. Not every mythicist holds to both positions.
- You can count on one hand the scholars with PhDs in related fields that accept the Jesus myth.
- Horus, Dionysus and Mithras were not virgin born.
- Horus, Dionysus and Mithras were not crucified.
- Mythicists describe births with supernatural elements as virgin births even if the child was conceived through sexual intercourse.
- References to twelve followers are not based on the myths but on the presence of the signs of the Zodiac in religious decorations.
- The four canonical Gospels belong to the genre of ancient bioi (lives) and not myth.
- Josephus did mention something about Jesus, even though a later Christian embellished the original account.
- There is more evidence for Jesus than most ancient figures.
- The Gospels do not lose their historical value just because they were eventually accepted as Scripture.
- Jesus mythicists don’t do history the way professional historians do.
- The Jesus of the Gospels is placed in a historical context unlike the pagan gods who are placed in the mythical past.