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Was the #Egyptian #God #Horus #crucified like #Christ?
Um, #No, and here is why:
#Debunking about to commence...
There are several different accounts of Horus’ death, which involved anything from being stung by a scorpion, bitten by a snake, cut into pieces, etc. Yet none of these state that he was crucified, which makes sense, given that crucifixion wasn't an Egyptian form of execution.
It was, however, a form of execution that was well used by the Persians, Carthaginians, Seleucids and Romans. It was done from the 6th century BC to the 4rth century AD. .If one expected Horus to be executed in any way in the myths, it would have been with a form of execution
that the Egyptians would be far more familiar with.
So…where did this idea come from that Horus was actually…crucified? Please make sure that you are not drinking anything at the moment, and that you are sitting down...
You see, Jesus Mythicists point to ancient Egyptian artwork that shows Horus…having his arms spread wide.
This...is their evidence that Horus was crucified.
I wish I was making this up.
Sadly, I’m not.
Cue laughing gifs.
When this stupidity is pointed out, Jesus Mythicists will say that this artistic “Motif” of Horus’ arms being outstretched was borrowed later by Christians in their depictions of Christ on a cross. Sounds “interesting”...
…until you realize that crucifixion would entail one’s arms being outstretched anyway, so there was NO NEED FOR BORROWING FROM HORUS’ ARTWORK!!!!!
Indeed, the earliest known depiction of Christ being crucified is an unflattering work by a non-believer, which dates back to the early 200’s AD. It was made in an army officers’ quarters on Palatine Hill in Rome. It depicts Jesus with a horse’s head being crucified, with a
normal man standing nearby. The words “Alexamenos worships his God” is written on it.
In this artwork, Christ’s arms are outstretched, as befits a real-life victim of crucifixion.
Does anyone honestly believe that the Roman who made this graffiti borrowed the artistic motif of
Horus having his arms outstretched in order to make it? Why wouldn’t he instead have used real life crucifixion as a basis? It was still being done at the time, and was going to continue to be carried out for another two centuries!!!!
Horus was not crucified.
Jesus was.
He was crucified for you.
“The Story of Christianity: 2000 Years of Faith” by Michael Collins & Matthew A. Price, page 46.
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