Good question......was Jesus Christ just a CopyCat Savior Myth?


(Part A1) MAJOR Revision May/2001 // Part B    (6/13/97)

  This is the continuation of the introductory article on the CopyCat Savior discussion, at (copycat.html)
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These alleged "identicalities" generally attempt to identify Jesus with deities within a couple of categories (which have some overlap).

  1. First there are the "Dying and Rising Gods" (e.g. Adonis, Baal (and Hadad), Marduk, Osiris, Tammuz/Dumuzi, Melquart, Eshmun), popularized in James G. Frazer's The Golden Bough [WR:GB]

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  3. Secondly are the figures in the Mystery Religions (e.g. Mithra, Dionysos, Hellenistic period Isis/Osirus).

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  5. Third, there are the more "major players" (e.g. Buddha, Krishna)

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  7. Finally are the figures that are allegedly linked by broader motifs such as 'miracle worker', 'savior' or 'virgin born'--heroes and divine men-- without an explicit death/resurrection notion (e.g. Indra, Thor, Horus?)

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Let's look at these in turn...

The Dying and Rising Gods

Secondly are the figures in the Mystery Religions (e.g. Mithra, Dionysos, Hellenistic period Isis/Osirus).
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