Jesus Myth Flakiness

One of the odder things about the Jesus Myth movement, such as it is, is how permeated it is by flakiness. I do not mean the obvious flakiness in denying the well-attested existence of Jesus. Rather, I mean a weird, over-the-top, desperation, do-even-heavily-biased-people-believe-this stuff kind of flakiness.

Thought those skeptical of Christianity were driven by cold, dispassionate logic and reason? Think again. In this post, I highlight some of the most flaky of the Jesus Myth movement. Jesus was a myth but one that properly understood can raise your cosmic consciousness or reveal you celestial nature or lead to ancestral unity. No, followers of Jesus will lead to the destruction of all mankind! Or perhaps he was a secret code representing the life of Julius Ceasar. No, he was a metaphor for the Emperor Trajan!

The descriptions of these books are not mine but come from Amazon. The emphasis, of course, is added.

The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Acharya S

The Christ Conspiracy marshals an enormous amount of startling evidence that the religion of Christianity and Jesus Christ were created by members of various secret societies, mystery schools and religions in order to unify the Roman Empire under one state religion! This powerful book maintains that these groups drew upon a multitude of myths and rituals that already existed long before the Christian era and reworked them into the story the Christian religion presents today-known to most Westerners as the Bible. Author Acharya makes the case that there was no actual person named Jesus, but that several characters were rolled into one mythic being inspired by the deities Mithras, Heracles/Hercules, Dionysus and many others of the Roman Empire. She demonstrates that the story of Jesus, as portrayed in the Gospels, is nearly identical in detail to those of the earlier savior-gods Krishna and Horus, and concludes that Jesus was certainly neither original nor unique, nor was he the divine revelation. Rather, he represents the very ancient body of knowledge derived from celestial observation and natural forces. A book that will initiate heated debate and inner struggle, it is intelligently written and referenced. The only book of its kind, it is destined for controversy.

Jesus : Myth or Reality? by Ian Curtis

In this book you will be given truths and directed to paths of reality. All religions are created for control and wealth. Jesus never existed and there is no evidence that a benevolent God watches over his children. There is also the same lack of proof that an Allah, a Buddha, or a Krishna ever existed or exists today. What we have developed is a path to the total destruction of mankind. Our planet earth is being torn apart by foolish beliefs which are promoted and supported by the weaknesses of a mass of human beings who have to have a security blanket. Collectively the nations of the world are on an inevitable collision course and the cause is religion. This is the ultimate results of a child’s game of, “my God is bigger than your God!”

Jesus is a Myth : A Handbook To Reclaim Your Celestial Inheritance by Zain Winter

Jesus is a Myth introduces the sciences of Archaeoastronomy and Mythology to the layperson and explains how these sciences are keys to open the door of ancestral unity among all nations. The first chapter shows our early ancestors developing into Ice Age Astronomers and how the traditions of celestial illumination they founded were carried onto humankind's earliest civilizations. Next, The Genesis of Myth shows our ancestors creating more complex communities created more elaborate systems of deity worship and the early foundations of organized religion. In The Bond Between Heaven and Earth, we are transported to the most well known archaeoastronomical locations around the world. There we learn that monumental structures, like the Pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge, were constructed to make a tangible connection to the heavens in order to grant rulers access to the divine. Next Religions True Origin, we are shown how most world religions have early celestial origins and astronomical themes. The final chapter, The Sky is Falling, reveals how doomsayers of the new millennium have nothing to fear and New Agers have everything to gain from an understanding the true celestial nature of a long standing astronomical cycle.

Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors of the international bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the secret teachings of the original Christians for the first time in almost two millennia and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught. In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the lost secret teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those who attain the state of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today.

Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus by Joseph Atwill

Caesar's Messiah, a real life Da Vinci Code, presents the dramatic and controversial discovery that the conventional views of Christian origins may be wrong. Author Joseph Atwill makes the case that the Christian Gospels were actually written under the direction of first-century Roman emperors. The purpose of these texts was to establish a peaceful Jewish sect to counterbalance the militaristic Jewish forces that had just been defeated by the Roman Emperor Titus in 70 A.D.

Atwill uncovered the secret key to this story in the writings of Josephus, the famed first-century Roman historian. Reading Josephus's chronicle, The War of the Jews, the author found detail after detail that closely paralleled events recounted in the Gospels.

Atwill skillfully demonstrates that the emperors used the Gospels to spark a new religious movement that would aid them in maintaining power and order. What's more, by including hidden literary clues, they took the story of the Emperor Titus's glorious military victory, as recounted by Josephus, and embedded that story in the Gospels - a sly and satirical way of glorifying the emperors through the ages.

Et tu, Judas? Then Fall Jesus! by Gary Courtney

About two thousand years ago, a great man who was renowned for forgiveness and magnanimity was betrayed and slain by his compatriots who feared he would become their King. To the chagrin of his murderers, he was soon hailed as a God and the momentous events that ensued paved the way for the birth of Christianity.

The venue for this drama, however, was not Jerusalem as might be supposed, but rather the eternal city of Rome. It is a description of the founder of the Roman Empire. In a work stranger than fiction, Gary Courtney propounds that the Jesus of Nazareth that graces the pages of the New Testament is an entirely mythological personage, and presents a step by step explanation of how the beloved Saviour of the Christian religion entered the world from the wings of a stage.


Jason Pratt said…
I like to look at it this way. To them, these explanations make more sense, and are less wacky, than what we believe.

Furthermore, they clearly think that if Jesus' existence was accepted to be real, then they'd have to put up sooner or later with accepting a claim more wacky (to them) than these alternatives.

It's a sort-of-backhanded acknowledgment to the strength of the material if it was ever allowed to testify in court as having any historical credence. In their own goofy way, they're picking up on a truth which is usually downplayed or ignored in historical Jesus studies.

Frank Walton said…
The Jesus Myth is what it is... a myth. These are desperate cries of would be scholars. Now, they're saying the Apostle Paul was a gnostic! I dealt with one of them here.
Jason said…
There is a video going around YouTube called "Zeitgeist" which is about the Horus Jesus myth.
Anonymous said…
Dude, you should really look up Atwill. Christianty was nothing but a roman joke upon the jews that that the destroyer of jerusalem titus is the real messiah. Good bye christian idiots. you are now a laughjing stock though it took 2000 years to get the joke.
BK said…
Atwill? You mean Joseph Atwill, the author of The Roman Origins of Christianity? HAHAHAHA. And you say that we Christians believe a joke . . . .

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