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Those Pagan Virgin Birth Stories Evaporate


Those Pagan Virgin Birth Stories Evaporate
By
James Scott Trimm


Anti-Missionaries, Atheists and other critics have spread far and wide a false claim that the virgin birth doctrine was borrowed from paganism.  The fact is that this claim is an outright lie.  A close examination of the alleged origins/births of the pagan gods these persons claim were “virgin births” shows that not one of these pagan gods was supposed to be the result of a virgin birth.


Horus

Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis.  Isis was impregnated by Osiris after she gathered the parts of the dismembered body of her husband Osiris and resurrected him.  In the oldest accounts of the story, she retrieved the whole body, but in later versions she could not locate his male member and so she fashioned a new member for him out of gold.  There was no indication that Isis was a virgin, and the gold member was by implication fully functional.  Horus did not have a virgin birth.


Attis

The myth of the origin of Attis begins with the daemon Agdistis.  Agdistis initially had both male and female genitalia. But the Olympian gods, fearing Agdistis, castrated the male member and cast it away. An almond-tree grew up from the male member, and when its fruit was ripe, Nana (a daughter of the river-god Sangarius), picked an almond from the tree and laid it in her bosom. It then disappeared, and she became pregnant with Attis.  There is no indication in the myth that Nana was a virgin, and her impregnation resulted from a seed which came forth from a male member, so there is no virgin birth here either.


Dionysus

Dionysus was born to the mortal woman Semele and the Greek god Zeus... but since Zeus' wife Hera discovered that Zeus was having an affair with Semele, this is certainly not a virgin birth, but a very physical, sexual relationship between Zeus and Semele which resulted in her pregnancy.  


Krishna

Krishna was also not the result of a virgin birth.  In fact Krishna was the eighth child of the union of his mother and father.  That’s right, Krishna’s mother was not only not a virgin, but she had seven sons before Krishna!


Mithra

The original story of Mithra’s origin had Mithra crawling out of a rock.  Now unless the rock was a virgin, then there is no virgin birth here either.  There was a later Roman Mithra cult, and this later version of Mitha (known as Mithras) was born thru a form of artificial insemination, when his mother bathed in water in which his father’s semen had been preserved.  Even if we take this as a virgin birth, this Mithra cult did not exist yet at the time of Yeshua’s birth.  So if this was a virgin birth, then it might have been copied from the birth of Yeshua, but it could not have been the other way around.


None of these pagan gods were alleged to be the result of a virgin birth, and thus the virgin birth of Yeshua was not simply copied from paganism.


Yesterday we sent out an emergency alert and not one penny has come in, but to make things even worse, this evening our air conditioner broke down... and this in the August Texas heat!  As I write this it is after midnight and 80 degrees outside, but tomorrow it is expected to shoot up to close to 100 degrees! 

This is a serious problem because the heat is very hard on my wife's health (she is disabled and suffers from a neurological condition).  We have no idea what it will cost to get the AC fixed, but this is the worst possible time, we just do not have it!


I cannot tell you how many of you have contacted me over the months and years and told me how important this ministry and this work is.  We appreciate your prayers and your moral support, but now we need you to step up to the plate and back us with your financial support as well.  

If you believe in the work we are doing here then now is the time.


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Comment by William Anthony Dlubak on August 20, 2014 at 6:37am
My Dear Brother James, I also am disabled and have a poverty income. However, I have a prior commitment to give to "Bible for Israel" to bring our Jewish brothers and sisters to Messiah Yeshua, they are out of the old city part of Jerusalem.. I will however do what I can to find funding from somewhere to assist in your plight! I myself live pay to pay, while being threatened all the time my disability money will stop! All I can do right now is pray to YHVH through Yeshua HaMashiach that you are relieved from this problem. Where are ALL the other MANY members who are working? Why is it so hard for them to tithe to this Ministry? I will pray for a blessing for this Ministry. Your Brother and a slave of Christ...Billy D.

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