I am of the same views, and I think as we are slowly emerging from our 'amnesia' about the real origins of our Western religion, we will start to question long helf beliefs and perhaps gain more understanding about the ancients and our place in history and how it has shaped our societies.
I am looking forward to the forthcoming new book by Acharya S.
titled "Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ". Further details can be obtained via the following link:
We know there was contact between the ancient Greeks and later Romans, and the ancient Krishna worshipping Hindus.
I found the following passage which I thought was very interesting by Lloyd Graham;
"Krishna was reinjected into Western Culture on several other occasions, including by Alexander the Great after the expansion of his empire and his sojourn in India. It is also claimed that his worship was reintroduced during the first century CE by Apollonius of Tyana, who carried a fresh copy of the Krishna story in writing to the West, where it made its way to Alexandria, Egypt. Graham relates the tale:
The Argument runs thus: There was in ancient India a very great sage Deva Bodhisatoua. Among other things he wrote a mythological account of Krishna, sometimes spelled Chrishna. About 38 or 40 A.D., Apollonius while travelling in the East found this story in Singapore. He considered it so important he translated it into his own language, namely Samaritan. In this he made several changes according to his own understanding and philosophy. On his return he brought it to Antioch, and there he died.
Some thirty years later, another Samaritan, Marcion found it. He too made a copy with still more changes. This he brought to Rome about 130 A.D. where he translated it into Greek and Latin".
As Massey states; "The actual birthplace of the carnalized Christ was NEITHER BETLEHEM NOR NAZARETH, BUT ROME".