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I found these claims whereever I looked: Horus supposedly: These points are repeated wherever I tried to find real evidence. Is Jesus just a copy of the pagan gods of other ancient religions?
They essentially said that Jesus was nothing more than a copy of popular dying-and-rising fertility gods in various places—Tammuz in Mesopotamia, Adonis in Syria, Attis in Asia Minor, and Horus in Egypt.
Of note is the fact that none of the books containing these theories were taken seriously by the academics of the day.
As an agnostic, I am fascinated by religion and the idea of faith and belief, across all religions spanning the entirety of human existence.
Some of the most fascinating projects that I did in college involved comparing ancient mythology to modern religious beliefs, finding similarities and multiple parallels.
For example, anyone who has ever read will know that many biblical stories are plucked straight from the story, including the flood myth and the virgin birth myth.