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Was #Mary, the #mother of #Jesus, based on the #Egyptian #Goddess #Isis?
Um, #NO, and here is why #Round #Two
When I wrote my previous article on the faulty comparisons between Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Egyptian Goddess Isis, I didn’t realize that there was one aspect of the so-called Virgin birth comparisons that could be brought to bear by Jesus Mythicists, and I knew I had to
tackle it (one day both of these articles on Isis and Mary will be combined).
Major Debunking ahead.
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Was #Mary, the #mother of #Jesus, based on the #Egyptian #Goddess #Isis?
Um, #NO, and here is why.
Isis was a major goddess in the ancient world, being first worshipped before 3000 BC. Her cult died out during the Christian era, though she has made a comeback in neo-pagan circles. Her cult later became one of the “Mystery Religions” during the Christian era, one of the
competitors of early Christianity. She was often depicted holding her infant son Horus (though Horus in ancient Egypt was most often depicted as an adult).
It is believed by scholars that her cult and some of her iconography (mother and child depiction) was adopted by
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Finally got to see @MaryQueenMovie in a cinema, a different experience to the laptop preview, the big screen emphasising the beauty of the whole thing. So I thought I’d update what I said on @ScotlandTonight ... first on its #anglocentric version of Scottish history ...
The credits give a big shout out to John Guy & his book ‘My heart is my own’. Dr Guy is a fantastic English TUDOR historian. #MaryQueenofScots was a Scottish STEWART. It shows...
This #anglocentric perspective, predicated on notions of English cultural/governmental superiority & echoed in ancient English claims to overlordship of Scotland, surfaces immediately as #MQS lands on a wild beach instead of the stone harbour at Leith ...
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So I’ve been wanting to be play this game..Finally going to do it...
1. (#Damon & #Elena) #Delena |You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger..#TVD
2. (#Liam & #Steffy) #STEAM | No one can stop us. You know why? Because we are written in the damn stars.
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