> I hate to put is as bluntly as this, but a discussion board
> is IMHO no place for believers. To believe explicitly
> means that your mind is not open to other's oppinions on the
> matter. If believers believe what they want to believe
> or because they were brougt up that way, nobody is going to
> change their mind (or want to) and on the other hand it is
> very unlikely that somebody else's views are changed because
> of their version of "universal truth". So why discuss at all?
> Discussion is for Researchers. For those who can accept
> other's arguments. For those who will counter your statments
> with facts, not with beliefs. Or even with with hatred and
> contempt. I personally do not care if somebody remembers MHS
> (My Humble Self) in two thousand years from now or not, but
> to use such a statement in a discussion, well, Guy?
But people who believe that Jesus = Horus are believers also. These people's claims are beliefs based on research in just the same way as those who claim Jesus is not Horus base their beliefs on their research.
I'm a researcher and I don't even like to call myself a Christian because I don't belong to any religion and I don't like devicive labels.
I'm quite happy to discuss the facts. Let's take the book that sunbeam referenced as an exmple. There are fundamental problems with Acharya's thesis in her books "The Christ Conspiracy" and "Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled". Acharya claims that the the 12 tribes of Israel are representative of the 12 signs of the zodiac and that each of the 12 apostles is associated with each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
She also claims that the 12 stones, representing the tribes that Jacob set up, were actually representing the 12 signs of the zodiac but this isn't possible because the book of Genesis was written long before the Babylonians made the divisions of the Zodiac in the 5th century B.C.
Therefore, associating the 12 tribes with the Zodiac is anachronistic and a sign of the poor research Acharya has produced!
I am not a blind believer but a researcher.