The Sun of God

Many Christians don’t really understand the history of their religion. They don’t know anything about the horrors of the centuries long inquisition, how the popes countenanced torture of non-Christians, or really any of the truth of the origins of Christianity. The truth is this; there were many christs before Jesus, with many of the same mythological features. They were pagan gods, like Zeus, Apollo, or Neptune. That is what Jesus is, too, a pagan god, or false god if you will.

This will come to a shock to those who have had an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus, or Mary perhaps, all their lives. There is no historical reference to a Jesus other than in the Bible. But there are many stories of mythical god-men, including Osiris/Horus in Egypt, Dionysus in Greece, Attis in Asia, Adonis in Syria, Bacchus in Italy, Krishna in India, Mithras in Persia, and even Buddha. They had many similar characteristics: born of a virgin on December 25, turned water into wine and performed other miracles, crucified or killed, descended into hell, rose from the dead, etc. If you don’t believe it, just do your own research; there are lots of scholarly books out there, including The Jesus Mysteries by Freke and Gandy and The Christ Conspiracy by Acharya S.

But what really pulls it all together is the knowledge that the pagan religions and the origins of Christianity were based in astrology. Yes, that’s right, astrology. The ancients watched the skies and were deeply influenced by the sun, moon, and stars. God was the sun; that makes sense, because the sun is the most obvious giver of life that we can observe. In the Bible, stars are called sons of god, thus, as Acharya says, “the son of god is the sun of god.” To the ancients, the sun annually goes southward until December 21, the winter solstice, when it “dies” and seems not to move for three days, and then “rises again,” This was celebrated on December 25th. Further:

The sun of god was born of a virgin, which refers to the new or virgin moon;

The sun is at its zenith at noon, and is then “most high;”

The sun’s birth is attended by three kings, the three stars on Orion’s belt;

The sun enters each sign of the zodiac at 30 degrees, i.e, at the “age” of 30;

The sun’s followers are the 12 signs of the zodiac, the 12 “disciples;”

The sun “changes water into wine,” by creating rain, which grows the grapes for wine;

The sun “walks on water” referring to its reflection;

The sun wears a corona, “crown of thorns,” or halo; and

The sun is the “light of the world.”

Humans have been believing in these sorts of myths for eons. That’s OK, because there is spiritual value in the stories. But when beliefs in mythical figures affect the way humans interact, and lead to killing and war as they have over the centuries, then it is finally time to say that the emperor has no clothes and it is time to find a new faith. When most of the people on earth believe that the creator of the universe wrote a book, as Sam Harris says, then it is time to evaluate our beliefs.

My faith is in us; you and me. I believe that we all can learn love and that fear causes all hate, ware, anger, and everything else that separates human beings. I believe in true love, and also that humans can recognize the effects of the myths of the past and learn to live in peace.