Are Krishna, Buddha and Christ "real people" or myths?
These godmen were not "historical" people who all "walked the earth" but mythical characters of the famous "mysteries."A major element of the secret, international brotherhood, these mysteries extend back thousands of years and are found worldwide, reflecting an ancient tradition steeped in awe and intrigue. The reasons for this religious development are unveiled in this in-depth analysis containing fascinating and original research based on evidence both modern and ancient, captivating information kept secret and hidden for ages!
"Suns of God may be the most complete review of the history of religion ever composed in a single volume."
Suns of God contains 595 pages, including an extensive index and bibliography citing over 250 books and articles. It also has 46 pages of illustrations, which comprise over 100 separate images.
Why were so many ancient gods born on December 25th, the winter solstice?
The December 25th birthday of the sun god is a common story worldwide, dating back at least 12,000 years, as reflected in winter solstice scenes recorded in caves. Around the world beginning thousands of years ago, people have celebrated the birth of the god "Sol" (Sun) to the "Queen of Heaven," the "Celestial Virgin." The winter solstice has been celebrated in many places, from China to the Americas.
Ancient Greeks celebrated the birthday of Hercules and Dionysus on this date of December 25th. The "Christmas" festival was celebrated at Athens and was called "the Lenaea," during which time, apparently, "the death and rebirth of the harvest infant Dionysus were similarly dramatized." This Lenaea festival is depicted in an Aurignacian cave painting in Spain (34,000-23,000 Before Present), with a "young Dionysus with huge genitals," standing naked in the middle of "nine dancing women." The Romans celebrated the famed festival of "Saturnalia" at this time.
The Greco-Syrian sun god Adonis was also born on December 25th, a festival "spoken of by Tertullian, Jerome, and other Fathers of the Church, who inform us that the ceremonies took place in a cave, and that the cave in which they celebrated his mysteries in Bethlehem, was that in which Christ Jesus was born."
What's with all the Virgin Mothers of Gods and Heroes?
The list of pre-Christian gods, heroes, kings and queens who were said to have been born of a virgin includes the following:
Egyptian gods Ra and Apis
Egyptian queen Hetshepsut
Pharoah Amenophis III
Persian "prophet" Zoroaster
Melchizedek, biblical High Priest and King of Salem
Persian king Cyrus
Plato, "the divine" and "son of Apollo"
Apollonius of Tyana, Greek sage
Taliesin, Merlin and Llew Llaw of the British Isles
Chinese philosophers Fohi and Lao-Kium
Buddha and Jesus--Are They the Same?
Buddha's virgin mother, Maya, was impregnated by the "Holy Spirit," while a "heavenly messenger" informed her that she would bear "a son of the highest kings."
Buddha was said to have had five favorite disciples who left their former teacher to follow him, just as was Jesus, whose initial five disciples left John the Baptist to follow him.
Buddha is further portrayed as having 12 disciples, the same as Jesus.
Buddha is also depicted as speaking with "two buddhas who had preceded him," a motif reminiscent of Jesus conversing with Moses and Elijah.
While Buddha fasts and prays in solitude in the desert, he is tempted by the Prince of Darkness, Mara, whose overtures of wealth and glory the sage resists.
Like Jesus, Buddha is portrayed as walking on water, while one of Buddha's disciples also is able to walk on water at his instruction.
Like Jesus, Buddha exhorts his disciples to "hide their good deeds, and confess their sins before the world." Furthermore, Buddha is portrayed as administering baptism for the remission of "sin."
Buddha's teachings embraced the brotherhood of men, the giving of charity to all, including adversaries, and "pity or love for one's neighbor."
Buddha was called "the Lion of the Tribe of Sakya, the King of Righteousness, the Great Physician, the God among Gods, the Only Begotten, the Word, the All-wise, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Intercessor, the Prince of Peace, the Good Shepherd, the Light of the World, the Anointed, the Christ, the Messiah, the Saviour of the World, the Way of Life and Immortality."
Why are so many stories, including the Transfiguration, the Descent into Hell and the Ascension, found in the myths of other gods besides Jesus?
Did you know that the Catholic Church has admitted for centuries that there are important similarities between Buddhism and Christianity?
In its article on "Buddhism," the Catholic Church's Encyclopedia outlines some of the similarities between the Buddhist and Catholic religions, but it claims that Catholicism was first and that the Buddhist correlations are "accretions" copied from the Christian faith!
The Tibetan Buddhist religion has a "Pope" or "infallible head" called the Dalai Lama
There are "grades of clergy corresponding to bishop and priest"
The Buddhist religion includes "the cross, mitre, dalmatic, cope, censer, holy water, etc."