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Andrew, the mystery to me is how did the lives of Christ, Apollo, Mitra, Persian King Cyrus, Krishna and others come to be so similar. Some Hindu authorities think that Krishna went to live in Jerusalem after he died from his impalement on a post or tree, and that Abraham was his brother or cousin. It is probably true that Krishna was Apollo and Apollonius as his other Hindu names, Abolo and Abolono, suggest. It is a fact that the Greek Apollo cults were the first to accept Jesus as a Messiah. Hindu historian Paramesh Choudhury claims that Iesus Krishna went to Iraq after his crucifixion in India. There are others, and that includes me, who are wondering whether Kish, the father of Saul was Krishna because Kish is another name of Krishna.
As I have explained in earlier posts, I think I was born with a deep-seated fear of "believing" things even though I am admittedly a naive person. A skeptic I am not. What I really fear are those "beliefs" that become obsessional, clouding all sense of reality. What I want is for my beliefs, those I can't overcome entirely, to become 97 pound weaklings and not remain as Frankenstinian monsters in my soul.
I have also discovered in my life that once a person turns his beliefs into 97 pound weaklings, nearly all learning obstacles can be overcome because a person does not develop attitudes about his abilities.
These investigations of mine help me to get a better perspective on things.