Despite all of this literature continuously being cranked out and the significance of the issue, in the public at large there remains a serious lack of formal and broad education regarding religion and mythology, and most individuals are highly uninformed in this area. Concerning the issue of Christianity, for example, the majority of people are taught in most schools and churches that Jesus Christ was an actual historical figure and that the only controversy regarding him is that some people accept him as the Son of God and the Messiah, while others do not. However, whereas this is the raging debate most evident in this field today, it is not the most important. Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed.
History and Positions of the Debate
The Major Players
Horus of Egypt
Mithra, Sun God of Persia
Mithra's "Virgin" Birth?
Mithra and the Twelve
Krishna of India
Krishna's "Virgin" Birth?
The Names of Krishna and Christ
Krishna's Solar Nature
Prometheus of Greece
The Creation of a Myth
The "Son" of God is the "Sun" of God
Etymology Tells the Story
The Book of Revelation is Egyptian and Zoroastrian
The "Patriarchs" and "Saints" are the Gods of Other Cultures
The "Disciples" are the Signs of the Zodiac
Was Jesus an Essene Master?
Qumran is Not an Essene Community
Was the New Testament Composed by Therapeuts?