Tell me the pros and cons about these thoughts of mine. Let me know if They are wrong. Expound on it please! I don't want to tell anything if it is wrong.

The bible was composed for governments. It was never intended to be a people's book. The council of Niccea composed this book as more of a constitution. A book to put fear into any nation who opposed them (like the Hebrews). Now you could only pray to God using the Christian method and our savior from our country. Only in the name of Jesus would God hear you from now on.

Thanks for any input.

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I like the theory that it was started on around 1500 BCE by a new upstart cult of egyptians calling themselves "jews", and they basically copied most of the astrological myths with some minor changes here and there to make them their own. They probably cloistered themselves somehow and maintained / added to/ edited them until a new cult calling themselves "christians" borrowed heavily from that now established "religion" although wanting to return a bit to the astrological roots with the 12's and 3's.

It all comes down to sun worship, and it completely makes sense to have a physical desire to worship the sun since we clearly owe our existence to it. We, in our pathetic, small way, try to return some of the glory to it that it shines on us when it "conquers darkness" and "rises again" every day.
Zeitgeist, Ryan?
yup. I like the theory. People have claimed to debunk it but I've seen little to refute it...and the proof seems to ring true when you think about the sun and stars being what and where they are.
If you are claiming that the Zeitgeist theory is true, then the onus is on you to prove it. Just because the story sounds plausible doesn't mean that it should be accepted as true without sufficient evidence.
Sorry to say this, I checked the facts (i.e. the alleged similarities with Horus, Mithra, etc) and it simply does not hold water.
Yes, there were quite a few holes in some of the specific statements proposed by Zeitgeist, but the general idea of why people might swallow the tripe the bible and other idiotic sacred books spout off is still very likely rooted in what we corporately have observed for millenia - the sun goes up and down, and the stars appear to behave predictably. The allegory in the Bible is very easily co-ordinated with the astrological numbers, IE 12 disciples + signs of the zodiac, sun rising and setting as life and death, light and darkness. Darkness = scary and "evil" , light = paradise and bliss etc. Its incredibly obvious and while some of the details might have been overstated or simply off, the general idea is self-evident.
I think you'll find that there are massive holes in just about every statement in Zeitgeist.
The fact of the matter is that Judaism and Christianity are not religions based on sun worship by any stretch of the imagination. Monotheistic beliefs evolved during hundreds of years, but we clearly see that the idea is to believe in a transcendent being with supernatural abilities, not merely worshipping the natural object that is the sun.

Ignoring all this evolution and simply trying to find some cutesy parallels between Jesus and the sun (sun rising as the resurrection, etcetera), does not pass as an argument in any rational context. Jesus was a flesh-and-blood figure and Christian stories were written in this context.
HOLD ON!! The story of Horus and the story of Jesus is not "embarrassingly similar"? Have I been spreading misinformation?
Well, yes, you have. The stories are by no means similar. Many of the perceived parallels (usually perceived by conspiracy theorists and neo-pagans, not actual historians) are either exaggerated, false, or just plain made-up.

For example some of the ones that are often claimed but are false or made-up:
- Horus was not born of a virgin (and not on 25th December and in a cave)
- Horus was not baptized
- Horus did not walk on water
- Horus was not called "The Good Shepherd" "The Light" or "The Messiah"
- Horus did not have 12 disciples, he had 4
- Horus was not resurrected

The same goes for most "parallels" between Jesus and Mithra, or Buddha, or Krishna. It simply is not true.
What about the act of communion? The fact that Sunday is widely mistaken for the sabbath? Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus becoming the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus? The image of the devil taken from the Pagan's God of fertility (Baal)? Easter had celebrations in Babylon over 4,000 years ago, in Asia Minor over 2,500 years ago, and in pagan Rome in 100 A.D.
What does any of that have to do with the perceived parallels between the Jesus story and pagan myths? All you're doing is showing me instances where rituals are taken over (communion, sabbath, the day of Easter) and parallels in terms of how artists portray mythic figures.

None of that is relevant to the claims of whether or not the story of Jesus and Horus (for example) are similar. They're not.
In one hand one could suspect that Jesus was real and these things were after effects of the Jesus event, in which I can see your point. On the other hand, assume that Jesus was another myth, in which I hope you can see my point. These facts seem to stem solely from previous myths bringing about the undeniable parallels.

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