Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Roger Pearse on Attis and Jesus

An interesting survey of the sources from antiquity concerning Attis and the lack of parallels with Jesus (despite the often made claims).

1 comment:

Roger Pearse said...

Many thanks for the link!

There was a time when people used to go around making wild claims about Mithras. Then someone started to look up the ancient sources, and post corrections, and gradually those doing it felt themselves a bit constrained. So they moved over to make just the same claims about Attis.

The remedy is the same; to get hold of the ancient sources. It's infuriating, tho, that people feel able to circulate these anti-Christian claims, without ever verifying them.