I closed that post because it was going no where. I had one answer that might have been plausible, but all the others were completely erroneous. The one plausible answer had to do with Zoroaster. So I did some digging (trying to find an academically credible source) to compare Zoroaster with Christ. I found this site: http://www.irr.org/yamauchi.html
Difference between Zoroaster & Christ:
1 Only Jesus came from a monotheistic culture
2 His death by crucifixion is unique both in manner & redemptive meaning
3 Only Jesus performed miracles
4 Only Jesus spoke on His own authority
5 Only Jesus predicted His resurrection & only His followers rest their faith in it
6 Only Jesus claimed equality with a sole deity.
And according to this source, Zoroaster was NOT born of virgin.
Naysers: this isnt about nit-picking or proving other religions wrong. It's about finding some substance behind these attempts to discredit Chri
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I don't get what you're trying to prove here anyway. Are you saying that because there is no other mythological character who is EXACTLY the same as Jesus, that somehow proves he is/was real? The fact that other messiahs existed in cultures, myths and religions throughout time says that is not an original idea- the basics are the same, but the details are different. Jesus supposedly being born from a virgin doesn't substantiate his reality, it only says that someone had a creative mind and one hell of an imgination when they thought him up and added a new dimension to the already known story of a messiah.
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