Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Brief Christmas Eve History Lesson

Here is a list of other gods who share the same birthday as Jesus (click the link for American Atheists' full page, complete with highlights of the holy lives - you'll be surprised how many of their mothers were virgins - hint: all of them!)

Horus c. 3000 BCE
Osiris c. 3000 BCE
Attis of Phrygia c.1400 BCE
Krishna c. 1400 BCE (possibly as early as 5771 BCE
Zoroaster/Zarathustra c. 1000 BCE or earlier
Mithra of Persia c. 600 BCE
Buddha (Siddartha Gautama) c. 563 BCE
Heracles c. 800 BCE
Dionysus c. 186 BCE
Tammuz c. 400 BCE
Adonis c. 200 BCE

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