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Christos Mythos (Mythic May Vol. 9)

“Myth is what we call other people's religion.”
"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble."

~ Joseph Campbell

Christos Mythos

Christianity is merely a dominant form of Paganism
Two-thousand or so years ago it was instituted as Holy Roman Religion in Byzantium
Which assimilated key aspects from regional predecessors
Placating converts by adopting their holy dates as its own

While wiping out competing Gnostic sects and
Not deciding on which gospels were officially true
Until Constantine's Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.

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
For 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 even now).

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!

Further Readings:

Why I Don't Buy The Resurrection Story

Mythic May 2012

Mythic May 2010

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