Hank Roth, on the InterNUT since 1982
Past (post) Commander Jewish War Veterans
* Cryptologist and Voice Security in the White House
and in the War Room for JCS at the Pentagon
BIO [with pics] http://inyourface.info/bio/
Immortality would be a curse. An endless life is not possible but a longer
life is and a longer life without youth would not be pleasant; it would
not be endurable. It would be hellish and as cruel as gods and nature has
always been, except it would last longer.
Mythological stories were created to cope with the fear of nature and
conquer the horrors of death. One of the GREATest myths influencing ideas
about death was from ancient Egypt - about Osiris, appointed by RA to be
the god (of agriculture) after the creation.*
*These stories these stories similar in all cultures undoubtedly evolved
from stone age people.
Osiris's evil brother, Seth, fooled Osiris into getting into a coffin
which he sealed shut and threw into the Nile. Osiris's wife, Isis searched
from him and until finally finding his remains in a tree trunk which held
up the roof of a place. She removed the coffin but Osiris was already
dead. She cast a spell, "Ritual of Life", which she learned from her
father and brought Osiris back to life so he could have a child with her.
After he impregnated her he died again and she buried him in the desert.
Months later Isis gave birth to the falcon-headed god Horus.
Seth found the body of Osiris in the desert and enraged he tore the body
of Osiris into 14 pieces and once again threw him into the Nile. Isis
gathered the body parts again and wrapped them back together. The Gods
were so impressed by her devotion, restored Osiris to life as the "god of
the underworld". The cult of Osiris lasted thousands of years and was to
spawn many more mystery cults.
When writing was invented, these stories were written - first in Egyptian
hieroglyphics, then in Persian cuneiform, and eventually in also in
The story of the "Great Flood" in the Hebrew bible was taken from the
chronicles of Gilgamesh in ancient Persia. Very little in the biblical
accounts are original. The Hebrews took many of their stories from the
Egyptians, the Persians, and the Canaanites. And Christians took elements
of the story of Horus (Eygpt) and tranmogrified them into Jesus tales.
Ancient myths evolved into stories from Mithra (Persia) and Krishna
(India). That virgin births, resurrections of the dead, and gods came down
to Earth in human form are from antiquity.
The myth of Osiris has been important to other cultures as a death and
reserrection mth, the notions of dying and rising saviour and the gift of
immortality sought after by ordinary people and by kings and pharaohs and
Osiris became a great symbol of eternal persistence of LIFE and
In the Ptolemaic Period, the cult of Serapis was reinvented based on the
myth of Osiris Early Christians in Egypt identified Christ with Serapis,
renamed their god to Jesus, and continued their worship as usual
1. Osiris before death was titled " The Good Shepherd", and Jesus
Christ is a shepherd to his followers
2. Both Osiris and Jesus were killed by treachery from close
relationships, Seth and Judas respectively
3. Osiris and Jesus both suffered a painful death, with sacrifices
that were gloomy, solemn, and mournful
4. The symbol of Osiris was the Djed, which resembles a cruciform
form similar to the Cross of Jesus
5. Both Osiris and Jesus Christ were briefly resurrected, Jesus
resurrected after three days of his death
and Osiris by the magical spell of Isis
6. Osiris' and Jesus resurrections served to provide hope to all
that they may do likewise and become eternal.
7. After their respective deaths, both gods became kings in the
afterlife, Osiris being the "Lord of the Underworld"
and Jesus Christ the "King of Heaven"
8. They both perform the final judgment of the dead, to decide who
should join their Kingdoms and be granted eternal life.
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