Sunday, May 29, 2005
ANYTHING Jesus Did We CAN DO BETTER
Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes; so did the Goddess Demeter of Eleusis -- long before the time of Jesus.
Jesus turned wine into water; so did worshippers of Dionysus -- long before the time of Jesus.
Jesus healed the blind; so did priestesses at Ninevah -- long before the time of Jesus.
As a matter of fact, in Jesus' day, "Healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out devils, handling poisonous serpents, etc., were so commonplace that [the Roman scholar] Celsus scorned these 'Christian' miracles .... 'The magicians of Egypt cast out evil spirits [and] cure diseases by a breath .... But because they do such things shall we consider them the sons of God?'"
See Barbara Walker's lavishly documented The Women's Encyclopedia for more.