Several years ago, I wrote an article for Catholic Answers Magazine titled Horus Manure: Debunking the Jesus/Horus Connection. Tim Ryland (the editor) and Karl Keating were kind enough to give me permission to post it to my own site. Since that time, it has consistently received hundreds of views every day, making it by far my most popular article.
The meat of it centers on an internet film called Zeitgeist, which claims the details of Jesus’ life as recorded in the Bible were really taken from ancient Egyptian myths about the falcon-headed war god, Horus. The film relies heavily on the pseudo-scholarship of one DM Murdock (aka Archarya S). She is obviously aware of my article, having said the following nice things about me on her Facebook page:
I was a guest on the Patrick Madrid show this morning to talk about my recent article on catholic.com. Mr. Madrid has always been one of my favorite Catholic apologists, so it was a real honor for me to be invited on his show. Below is a link to the audio from this morning’s broadcast. The meat of my segment starts near the 16:00 mark. Enjoy!
Click here to listen to the show.
Salon.com recently published an article by former Evangelical-turned-freethinker Valerie Tarico titled 9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong.
There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking contained in her arguments, but they’ve been making the rounds in social media, and therefore worthy of a response.
Below are each of the nine points, and how to answer if you find yourself confronted with them.