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Welcome to the Story of Liberty. This is Jenna Featherstone. You may have seen the atheist graphic circulating the internet, claiming Christ was taken from false pagan gods and is in fact not real but a myth. I would like to share some information which debunks this claims founded on nothing but intellectual dishonesty. These false truths have been spreading on the internet like wild fire and have put a question in many Christians' minds. However, the facts remain that these memes and videos and movies and documentaries that have come out on the internet recently are really nothing but intellectual dishonesty. Here's the screenshot of the meme that is circulating the internet that has got millions of views. As you can see, the meme is done on a condescending way. But even worst, it's done in a way that's full of lies. And I'm going to show you by going through each of these four false gods that the facts they present aren't even true.
Let's starts with Horus. They claim the he was born of a virgin, that there was a star on the east, that he walked on water, healed the sick, restored sight, was crucified and was resurrected after three days. However, the name Horus is actually a general catch all for multiple deities. The Egyptians believe that every Pharaoh was a living Horus. His mother wasn't a virgin. His mother married her brother and conceived Horus with him. So he wasn't born of a virgin. There's no historical reference to a star in the east or to Horus walking on water. Those are simply made up. Horus was never crucified or resurrected. Actually he never even died. The story is he merged with the sun god, Ra. So the first false god listed on the meme is completely debunked.
The second one shows Mithra. They say he was born of a virgin, born on December 25th. There was a star in the east, had twelve disciples, performed miracles and dead for three days and resurrected. However by most accounts, Mithra was born on either September or October, not December. Mithra was a judicial figure and a guardian of cattle, the harvest and the waters. There is absolutely no historical account of Mithra having twelve disciples. That part is simply made up. Mithra wasn't said to have been born of virgin but rather out of solid rock or an egg, had no public ceremonies of its own for the birth, and by no means specific to the mysteries. Encyclopedia Britannica states that this specific false god didn't die in spite of Christianity for the gospel accounts of Jesus because they were already written. There is no record of a resurrection or even of him having died. So once again, the second false god on this meme is completely debunked.
The next god on the meme that the atheist claim inspired the so called legend of Jesus is Krishna. They claim that this one was 2900 years ago, born of a virgin, star in the East, perform miracles and was called the son of God and the son of carpenter and that he was resurrected however, this is untrue. He was born from a royal family and was the eight son and came from parents, not born a virgin. This particular false god is the eight incarnation and a deity in Hinduism. There are some references to him performing miracles but that's about it. The name of this Greek God when translated from the original language means black or dark, not son of God. The most common name translated are enchanter of women or cow herder. There is absolutely nothing in Hindu scriptures that suggests that it was a virgin birth. By the time of the conception of this particular false deity, the mother and father of this false god had already born seven children. This particular deity was actually the eight son born to the princess and her husband. The meme is false.
Now we will look a this next false deity presented in the meme which they also claim was born of a virgin, born on December 25th, was a travelling teacher, turned water into wine and was called the holy child. One problem here is that he wasn't born a virgin. His mother was a mortal and his father was Zeus. Hew was a god of the grape harvest, wine making a wine but also a virtual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. He died each winter and was resurrected in spring. No mention of December 25th. There are plenty of references to him turning water into wine but he was after all the Greek god of wine. He is actually a specific example of a dying God.
So as we can see everything in this meme has been debunked. The entire meme has been falsified and its not a real lie because the problem with these types of memes is people look at them and they get the impression that Christ was derived from fictional characters, Greek mythology, Egyptian god, etcetera when actually, the purpose of the meme is to deceive people. It's very important that as Christians we look these things up and verify them before we put our faith in them because unfortunately, everything you see in the internet, you just cant believe.
At the bottom of the meme, they make a very condescending comment, "Christians, why aren't you at least original?" But the truth is, what it should say is "Atheist, why aren't you researching?" Even you need to be held accountable to some type of intellectual standard to not believe these memes that you're posting on your pages on Facebook. At last check, millions of people have seen these meme and there were thousand of comments, likes and shares. We need to realize that they're fake. They're false and their purpose is deception. In 2 Peter 1:16-18, we are told, "For we do not follow cleverly devised myths. When we remain known to you the power and coming of our lord Jesus Christ but, we were eye witnesses to his majesty. For when he receive honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was born to Him by the majestic glory, this is my beloved son of whom I am well pleased. We ourselves heard this very voice born from heaven for we were with him on the holy mountain." Whether you are watching this on YouTube or Roku or listening on our podcast or radio program, go to our website, thestoryofliberty.net to share the page with the debunking meme in this video. And if you see the meme, go ahead and post it. It's better to educate in truth than falsify the facts. Keep your eyes out for part two. The extra biblical evidence of Christ's existence. Thank you so much for joining us on the story of liberty.