282: Did Christianity Copy From Pagan Religions?

 In Anthropology, Apologetics, History, Jesus, Philosophy, Podcast

Some skeptics claim that Christianity stole its fundamental claims from preexisting pagan religions. In this episode, Kenny responds to this claim, making it clear that there is absolutely no scholarly or authentic evidence for any such assertions or conclusions.

Kenny outlines some of the examples that some skeptics bring up, showing clearly how we know that such attacks are false. Kenny even makes the point that there are no major contemporary atheistic scholars making any such claims, because they lack any credibility of any kind. These sorts of attacks do not come from respected scholars, but instead they typically come from the world of pseudo-scholarship or from some person who simply has some sort of personal vendetta again Christianity.

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Did Christianity copy from pagan or other religions? [Article]

Is Jesus a myth? [Article]

Was Christianity plagiarized from pagan myths? [Article]

Jesus Wasn’t a Pagan God: Debunking Zeitgeist and Religulous [YouTube Video]

Zeitgeist Debunked: Jesus Is Not A Copy Of Pagan Gods [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Horus [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Zoroaster [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Asclepius [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Tammuz [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Romulus [YouTube Video]

Jesus vs. Buddha [YouTube Video]

Bart Ehrman & Robert Price Debate – Did Jesus Exist? [YouTube Video]

When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences (by Norm Geisler)