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The stories of Osiris also bear similarities with Jesus. Osiris was the bringer of enlightenment who got his lessons imparted to his listeners through hymns or songs. Osiris was murdered by his brother Set and his body stripped, torn to pieces before being finally scattered about. Jesus’ body was stripped and his clothes were divided up among the soldiers.
Osiris was resurrected with the aid of his wife/sister Isis and his son Horus and this made him the lord of death and the keeper of the afterlife. Picture the story of Jesus’ resurrection and his subsequent mastery over death.
Osiris was the focus of the Abydos passion play, a ritual that stretched from the Old Kingdom till around 400 CE. The Abydos passion play depicts the slaughter of Osiris and his followers by Set. The figure of Osiris is then torn to pieces by Set, after which his remains are gathered up by his wife, Isis, and son, Horus, who then restore him to life. This ritual is re-enacted by modern day Christians during Easter when the death and resurrection of Jesus is acted in modern passion plays. Note that Horus and Osiris are often mixed up in these but it is just too clear that the mystical aspects added to the later stories of Jesus’ ministry drew a great deal from the earlier Egyptian texts with which the writers were unquestionably familiar. The passion play of Bel, the Babylonian Sun-God, was in existence centuries before the birth of Jesus. It was a mystery play acted every year in the beginning of spring. The main features of the play have been deciphered from some tablets discovered from Babylonian ruins.
The most important concept borrowed from Egyptian mythology is the idea of a holy trinity. The tradition of the trinity goes back to the Amon theology of the Rameside period. The one god allotropically has three appearances or forms which are combined and treated as a singular being. In the later periods, the Egyptian trinity was Atum the Father, Horus the Son, and Ra the Holy Spirit. This is of course paralleled in the Christian trinity of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Even right after becoming a state religion, Christianity went on to assimilate elements from various cultures and religions. In 601 CE Pope Gregory wrote, “… the temples of the idols in the said country {Britain} ought not to be broken; but the idols alone which are in them; that the holy water be made and sprinkled about the same temples, altars built, relics placed: for if the said temples are well built, it is needful that they be altered from the worshipping of devils into the service of the true God.”In doing this, they also adopted Gentile doctrines. One of those doctrines was the trinity doctrine. Several ancient religions grouped deities into trinities. A trinity consisted of three distinctly separate gods who joined their efforts. Gentiles preferred to group three gods together because they considered the number three a perfect number.
Aristotle wrote, “… for three are all and in ‘three ways’ is the same as ‘in all ways.’ It is just as the Pythagoreans say, the whole world and all things in it are summed up in the number three … Hence we have taken this number from nature … and make use of it even for the worship of the gods.” In describing the trinity of Abydos (Osiris, Isis, and Horus), Plutarch wrote, “One should view Osiris as the origin, Isis as the receptive element, and Horus as the perfect achievement. … the number three is the first and perfect odd number.”

For a list of crucified saviour man-gods.

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