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remember when I said the bible had been white washed?
Even though this is interest, I have to take into contest the above statement of this showing how the Bible was a white washing of the original story of Horus, since the Bible was originally written by what we would now define as “POC” before those definitions even existed, and in it exists cultural and social references of Middle Eastern/African life and culture.
Now, what has happened to the Bible since it was taken by the Romans to Europe and how they then whitewashed it and used it much like the Romans themselves did, as imperialist supremacist nonsense, IS whitewashing, but the above image is not a display of whitewashing, only “religion is a big ol’ game of telephone”, which yeah, I won’t dispute that.
These things are so funny. People outside of these religions never read the holy books, historical accounts and source materials. (And conveniently, I see no books, verse numbers, volume numbers or mention of Pyramid/temple reliefs for Horus.) Heck, I bet that the person who made this image hasn’t even read writings by leading “Egyptologists” who have also debunked these claims! And yet, people always want to comment on things that they don’t know about, nor have taken the time to study, in order to discredit and cause confusion. Let me break this down:
1. Isis was not a virgin when she had Horus.
-See Birth Accounts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
-Also research the following: Memphite Theology; Shabaqo Stone; Mystery Play of the Succession; Pyramid Texts from the late Old Kingdom (c 2575-2150 BC); Coffin Texts; Triumph of Horus; Textes relatifs au Mythe d’Horus recueillis dans le Temple d’Edfou (Geneva, 1870); The Temple of Edfu: a guide by an ancient Egyptian priest, Dieter Kurth.
2. Horus’ birthday was in Khoiak, (October/November). Roman Catholics celebrate Jesus’ birthday as December 25th, because the Roman Catholic church was trying to convert pagans who celebrated Saturnalia to [western] Christianity. Also, most historians and theologians agree that Jesus was born in the Spring around March.
3. The magi who came to see Jesus followed the Eastern star. No magi attended to Horus. Also, the bible never mentions the specific number of magi who came to see Jesus, only that they came. Later, people equated the 3 gifts, with three people.
4. How can an Egyptian deity, born of other Egyptian deities, be brought to his nation of birth? Remember, the most popular birth account for Horus: Typhon(Set) killed Osiris, chopped his body to bits, and Isis impregnated herself with her dead husband’s pinga in order to have Horus.
5. Horus never taught anyone anything in any temple. Jesus was fulfilling Messianic prophecies, prophecies which are documented and verified to be older than the creation of Horus and the Book of Life/Dead. Whether people believed that Jesus was the messiah is the important part, because it relates back to the fulfillment of Messianic prophecies.
6. LOL. This is just faulty logic. The ritualistic concept of baptism didn’t exist in Egyptian region(s). Horus was never baptized and Anup the Baptizer is never mentioned in any of the writings about Horus.
7. A disciple is a follower and student of a teacher. There are two ways to go about this,
- Horus never taught anyone. And the 12 disciples that non-educated people like to associate with Horus actually refer to the Zodiac which became associated with him due to him being Lord of the Sky.
- Horus had followers, called Heru-Shemsu who followed him into battle. Not the same thing as a disciple.
8. Performed miracles and walked on water: There was never any mention of Horus doing things like walking on water, exorcising demons, or raising people from the dead. Asar has a close translation to Lazarus; however, the actual story mentions how Horus tried to raise Osiris from the dead. Didn’t work though. If anyone has taken the time to read the New Testament and/or historical documents by Roman historians, then you’d notice how Christ’s Disciples also did these things as proof of God’s power in order to lead non-believers to God. And even if I didn’t believe in Christ, these sorts of miracles are a given for deities in general, considering that they’re deities.
9. See 9.
10. Things that are also never mentioned in any documents or reliefs about Horus.
11. So, again, with language and context. This is just laziness at this point.
- This took all of 10 seconds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah#Etymology. Also Messiah, and several of jesus’ other titles, are words that were used in the prophetic writings that, again, are older than the story of Horus.
- None of these titles were used to refer to Horus, because none of them existed in Egyptian languages. Titles specifically used to refer to Horus are “Lord of the Sky”, “Master of Heaven”, “Avenger of his Father.”
12. Crucified, buried in a tomb and resurrected: Jesus’s death was documented…by secularists and pagans at that. Horus wasn’t reported to have died at all. There is mention of his merging with Re/Ra the Sun god. So when the sun “dies”, sets, then it rises, is reborn, every day. Not the same thing as a resurrection. The whole point of Jesus dying was to save humanity from our sins and to show God’s mastery over death and life. Which is why Christians believe that Jesus was alive, because he is documented to have physically appeared in front of over 500 people before arising to heaven. Is the creator of this image even trying at this point?
Let’s be serious here: there are over 42 sources for [historical] Jesus, during and after Jesus’ death, both by secular and non-secular writers. There are only about 10 sources for Caesar in the same time period. And yet no one doubts his existence.
Hmm. I wonder why that is.
(And on a side note, there was more than one deity named Horus. And no, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Mithras, Attis, and Dionysus-Bacchus are not “Christ figures.” Buddha was a REAL person who’s life was documented as well!)
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Oh shit, someone just dropped the science on your …uh… science?
(seriously, though - whoever Jesus of Nazareth actually was, he was a Palestinian Jew living in an era of Roman occupation. He had about as much to do with modern Christianity…)
Yeah, the whole “Horus is just Jesus but earlier” thing is a huge load of lies and half-truths that gets pushed around a lot ‘cuz it sounds cool and nobody ever fact-checks it. Take it from an atheist.
For further lolz, note that Jesus wasn’t taught at the temple as a child, technically Jesus was taught in the carpentry shop as a child (he was a skilled tradesman before he was the messiah), meaning that strictly speaking Jesus is “Harrison Ford but earlier”.
Nevermind that “which temple?” is a question that kinda niggles there for both of them, the local nazarean synagogue (if one existed) or The Temple in jerusalem? Because there’s a big difference. And which temple would one of the gods who predates religious monuments in Egypt have been taught at? Did Horus, a GOD WITH AN EAGLE FOR A HEAD, go backpacking around the holy site of Eli in lower Sumer during his gap year? Way to lord your privelage over the semitic deities whose religions you appropriated.
But then again the same person went “hey, this guy with an eagle for a head? He looks like a good shepherd.” Call me racist, but I would not trust Horus to tend livestock “where did all my sheep go!?” “Oh those! Yeah, what can I say? Wolves.” *horus proceeds to vomit up sheep bones*
Same goes for Horus as “the lamb of god” Um; EAGLE! FOR A HEAD! Come on!
Jesus is also notable for NEVER GOING TO EGYPT, or leaving judea (outside of some weird japanese and european heresies of course, he apparently left the holy grail in france, merlin in wales and before finally settling down on the Island of Kyushu somehow lost his foreskin in spain. Which, thinking about it, would make a good final installment of “The Hangover” movies).
Though the idea of the nativity ending in some sort of high speed donkey chase scene, with Joseph and Mary riding hell for leather out of Judea and through two other roman provinces just ahead of Herod’s army, isn’t appalling. It’s not biblically justified but it at least fills that awkward “and then, after all but one of the new-borns in jerusalem was slain while God did nothing, the messiah and his family returned to nazareth and did some carpentry for a few decades” gap that the nativity creates.
stop calling Korra a whore please
Inspired by all the less-than-awesome people in LoK fandom calling Korra a whore and all the awesome images of Korra lifting people up. Just a little stick figure speculation as to the likeliest result of Korra actually trying to become a prostitute.
Image done in GIMP with a mouse, because straight lines and smooth curves are for losers (with wacoms).
Newt Gingrich attacked by penguins, accidentally reveals that the actual purpose of his campaign was to enable him to rent his donor list to other, actual, politicians.
You can get a tattoo changed, either by covering it up, or getting it removed and getting a new one.
Yeah, but I’d want to take it off every night before I go to bed. That could get expensive.
The obvious solution would be to keep a collection of younger wards with the same skin tone as yours, who you could then harvest for replacement skin grafts once you had discarded the outdated tattoos and needed to get new ones done.
And once you’ve harvested them for new tats, they’d then be a lot easier to fit inside you in descending order of size.