Dating religious icons
I recently watched the documentary Zeitgeist (Part 1) as well as Bill Maher’s movie Religulous.
Both made mention of claims often made that there are many stories that predate Jesus but have striking parallels.
Both were identified as “the seed of the woman bruising the serpent’s head.” Jesus was called “the lion of the tribe of Judah.” Krishna was called “the lion of the tribe of Saki.” Both claimed: “I am the Resurrection.” Both were “without sin.” Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine. Odysseus is plagued with unfaithful and dim-witted companions who display tragic flaws.I am assuming half of the people who read this will automatically say the claims are false and the other half will say they are true.The truth I found is that it is difficult to know for sure.Christ and Krishna were called both God and the Son of God.
Both were sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
I also found several interesting books on the subject, such as The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ by Kersey Graves, and The Christ Conspiracy, and Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled by Acharya S.