excerpts from Chapter 5 - The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors
from Infidels Website
The report in authentic history of a case of a virtuous woman giving birth to a child with the usual form, and possessing the usual characteristics of a human being, and who should testify she had no male partner in the conception, might in an age of miracles and ignorance of natural law, be believed with implicit credulity.
But in an age of intelligence, when the
keys of science have unlocked the sacred shrines and hallowed vaults
of sacerdotal mysteries, and modern researches of history have laid
bare the fact that most ancient religious countries abound in
reports of this character, a profound and general skepticism must be
the result, and a total rejection of their truth by all men of
science and historic intelligence.
Mr. Kenrick tells us the likeness of this virgin mother, with the divine child in her arms, may now be seen represented in sculpture on some of the ancient, ruined temples of that ruined empire. And Mr. Higgins makes the broad declaration that "the worship of this virgin mother, with her God-begotten child, prevailed everywhere."
This author also quotes Mr. Riquord as saying, this son of God,
Mr. Higgins further testifies that the
worship of this virgin God-mother (that is, the God
and the mother) is of very ancient date and universal prevalence in
all the eastern countries, as is proved by sculptured figures
bearing the marks of great age.
...were all as confidently believed to
be pure, holy and chaste virgins, while giving birth to these
Gods, sons of God, Saviors and sin-atoning
Mediators, as was Mary, mother of Jesus, and long
before her time.
And it is an incident worth noticing here, that, in the case of Mayence, virgin-mother of the God-sired Hesus of the Druids, the ancient traditions of the country, more than two thousand years old, represent her body as being enveloped in light, and a crown of twelve stars upon her head, corresponding exactly to the apocalyptic figure described by the mystagogue, St. John, in the twelfth chapter of his Revelation.
She is also represented with her foot on
the head of a serpent, according to Davie's "Universal
Etymology." (Vide the case of the seed of the woman bruising the
serpent's head, Gen. iii. 15.)
And similar inscriptions have been found on pagan temples in the country of the ancient Gauls. (For proof, see Riquord's Theology of the Ancient Gauls, Chapter X.)
"He who hath ears to hear, let him
hear," and treasure up these facts. According to Chinese history
there were two beings -- Tien and Chang-Ti --
worshiped in that country as Gods more than twenty- five
hundred years ago, born of virgins "who knew no man." The mother of
the mighty and the almighty God Hercules, we are told, "knew only
And to make this the more certain, the
red tinge is given to the lips; and the only text in the Christian
bible quoted by orthodox Christians, as describing his complexion,
represents it as being black. Solomon's declaration, "I am black,
but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem" (Sol. i. 5), is often cited
as referring to Christ. According to the bible itself, then,
Jesus Christ was a black man.
Let us imagine he enters one of our
fashionable churches, with his "rough and ready," linsey-woolsey,
seamless garment on, made of wild sea-grass, thus presenting a very
forbidding appearance and what would be the result? Would the sexton
show him to a seat? Would he not rather point to the door, and
exclaim, "Get out of here; no place here for niggers?" What a
ludicrous series of ideas is thus suggested by the thought that
Jesus Christ was a "darkey."
And if you will examine "Burritt's Geography of the Heavens," you will find the infant God-son (the sun) is represented as being born into a new year on the 25th of December (the very date assigned for Christ's birth), and may be seen rising over the eastern horizon, out of Mary, Maria, or Mare (the Latin for sea), with the infant God in her arms, being heralded and preceded by a bright star, which rises immediately preceding the virgin and her child, thus suggesting the text,
Such facts led the learned Alphonso to exclaim,
And such facts fasten the conviction on our mind that the stories of Gods cohabiting with young maids or virgins, and begetting other Gods, is of astrological origin -- the story of Jesus Christ included.
A critical research shows that astronomy and religion were interblended, interwoven, and confounded together at a very early period of time, so indissolubly, that it now becomes impossible to separate them.