I spent about 3 hours reading the very long postings found at “Ending The Myth of Horus” and I have some comments.
First I would like to thank the atheist that stood strong with research and had the incentive for taking on the subject. They did an excellent job in presenting the material as a sound rebuttal.
Second, I hope theist and Jesus freaks alike learned something, hope springs eternal, but not guaranteed.
Over thirty years ago when I first heard the argument of the Jesus=Horus (and other pagan myths) I was deeply involved in a Christian cult, and my information came over the pulpit in the form of denial of any such relationship. The preacher-man’s sermon on the subject woke me up, as until then I did not even know such an argument existed. What are pagan gods? Ignorance is a terrible thing to suffer.
It was not until years later, after I got of that “stupid evil bastard” of a Christian religion, that I remembered that sermon, and I went on a personal study to learn all I could about paganism. As I was studying, the memories came back of extreme guilt to consider reading about paganism, from my Christian cultic training no less. I had to assure myself that if I think about the hot sun, I will not burn up, accordingly, reading any information and studying a subject, does not mean I endorse the material. If there was any god of kindness, why would a god want me to be stupid and ignorant? In addition, if god is an ogre, WTF difference does it make, he and I would never get along anyways.
Therefore, I chose knowledge over ignorance, and I studied. I departed from from human stupidity of god(s). I learned with pleasure to enjoy my natural curiosity. I want to know things, all kinds of things, so I study.
I think my point is to the atheist, do not give up and do not think that your efforts are not making a valued difference in human life for the better. Looking back over the years, had not some atheist studied paganism and stomped on Jesus beliefs, I would have never heard the word “pagan”, and then I wondered what that word means.
Jesus=Horus, and so many other pagan gods, and my first exposure to this historical fact was over the Christian pulpit no less. I find such irony truly funny. As an atheist, I have to believe, a thinking human mind overpowers the myths of gods. All the gods lose, as Jesus is a screw up of human inventions.
I always wondered why. Why do men tell me about god, and not the god himself? I always wondered why, when you give money to god, there is always a man with his hand held out to collect.
UHDUAA… it took me awhile to figure this crap out, so I was a little slow on the up take in my youth, my apologies to the human race. Accordingly, had not an atheist stood his/her ground of advancing human knowledge, even that of human history, religious history, ancient history, I may have never been inspired to “THINK”, as “THINKING” was all but beat out of me by religious stupidity.
I thank you atheist at this blog, with a message board, for the reminder of my studies past, and of a road seldom traveled. Keep up the good work, as the very best is yet to come. As only the most stupid, or those forced into ignorance against their will, would have the single answer BEFORE any questions were asked. YEAH right, “god did it”.
I really like the name of this place, “YOU (“you” is implied) Stupid Evil Bastard!” I would like to find that Christian preacher-man from my youth, and get right in his face. Accordingly, YOU atheist did GOOD at this board, you did well with Jesus=Horus as a historical fact, and I am here to tell you about it as I have.