Christianity is merely a dominant form of Paganism
Roughly two-thousand years ago it was instituted as Roman Religion
Which assimilated key aspects from regional predecessors
Placating converts by adopting their holy dates as its own
Indeed, any truly incisive study of Christendom should show
That it's rather like a patchwork quilt, knit together from
Many mismatched belief systems buried by the sands of time
This is especially true for the figure of Jesus the Anointed One
Born of a virgin not unlike other holy men before him
Changing water to wine as Dionysus did
Defeating death and resurrecting a la Osiris
The list goes on and on, leaving lots of room for doubt
Yet withal, people insist on believing in this deity
Since core creeds are taken as Articles of Faith
But they would do well to question these Metaphysics
Whosoever has known anyone to rise after three days of death?
Seeing as there is nothing but Scriptural "evidence"
Christ ought not to be regarded as a historical personage at all
Instead, look to see what value there is in his purported teachings
Which may thus transmit to us an ageless wisdom (left largely untapped).
And remember: those who believe in a man who literally revived and rose to heaven above, have no business criticizing the far-fetched beliefs of anybody else!
Why I Don't Buy The Resurrection Story
Mythic May 2012
Mythic May 2010