By Anonymous - 01/10/2013 23:36 - United States - Tucson
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there are many different stories as to how the bible came about. different people will each have their own beliefs and debates can be healthy, however it sounds like your mum overreacted. maybe leave religious debates out of conversations with her from now on and continue with your studies.
Let people believe what they want OP! with that being said, i would say she did overreact just a tad bit. YDI kinda..so i will not vote :P
The story in Genesis is probably what you're thinking of. Creation and early history are told similarly in many cultures. Jesus is a historical figure that is proven to have existed, Messiah or not.
Actually, OP is right. In a lot of ancient cultures there is mythology of hero characters that die and come back to life. In Egyptian mythology for example, Osiris is killed by his brother Seth and ripped apart, his wife Isis puts him back together and he lives for a while and then dies again, becoming god of the dead. Its not exactly Jesus, who indeed was a historical figure, but it is a common theme of death and rejuvenation.
Are you talking about the Horus when you talk about the Egyption stuff? Because he wasn't born of a virgin. The way Horus was concived is much more strange than that. Jesus wasn't born on December 25, at least the bible doesn't say so. Most of this stuff comes from the Zeitgeist documentry. Most of the stuff is simply not true.