> I have always considered very plausible the idea that
> Christian deities have been shaped over the years as
> amalgamations and offshoots of former gods and figures as
> they happen to have been assimilated from other cultures and
> In Christ, I could see something of Horus and Mithra, for
> example (Zoroaster as well?)... in Mary, Isis (Astarte,
> Is this valid thinking?
Get on the trolley, ananda! LOL!
Jesus has a bit of Horus, Mithras, Dionysus, Herakles, Orpheus, Osiris, Hermes, Apollo, etc., in him. Mary nursing Jesus is based on Isis nursing Horus. The gospels are a pagan narrative dressed up in Jewish garb. Have you not read The Jesus Mysteries by Freke and Gandy?
> I think some people are saying that the Christ/Mithra
> connection has been debunked... god, how I hate that word.
> However, I would like to know how that happened?
These 'debunkers' are Christians who think that Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ is an accurate historical document.