Friday, June 15, 2007

Who is Jesus? Part 1

Many of you may not know much about origins of gods and their many similarities. For this post, let's compare a few similarities between Jesus and Krishna. Additional comparisons are forth coming.

Jesus and Krishna

• Christ and Krishna were called both God and the Son of God.
• Both were sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
• Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity
• Adoptive human father was a carpenter.
• A spirit or ghost was their actual father.
• Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.
• Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.
• Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination.
* The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura.
• Both Christ and Krishna withdrew to the wilderness as adults, and fasted.
• Both were identified as "the seed of the woman bruising the serpent's head."
• Jesus was called "the lion of the tribe of Judah." Krishna was called "the lion of the tribe of Saki."
• Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."
• Both were "without sin."
• Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.
• They were both considered omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
• Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease. One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole.
* Each cured "all manner of diseases."
• Both cast out indwelling demons, and raised the dead.
• Both selected disciples to spread his teachings.
• Both were meek, and merciful. Both were criticized for associating with sinners.
• Both encountered a Gentile woman at a well.
• Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.

Traditional belief is that Krishna was born on July 19, 3228 BCE
Traditional belief is that Jesus was born in the spring around 6 BCE

15 Comments:

At June 17, 2007 at 12:51 AM, Blogger Lemon Blossom said...

Wow, BR, I had no idea they had so much in common. The last two lines were what really hit me, though.

 
At June 18, 2007 at 3:21 PM, Blogger Bishop Rick said...

Yea, there are a lot of similarities with others as well, like Buddha.
(That's Part 2)

astarte moonsilver prompted me to look this up.

http://astartemoonsilver.blogspot.com/

 
At June 19, 2007 at 6:45 AM, Blogger JulieAnn said...

Thank you for this. I have tried again and again to talk to a friend about Jesus and how he was probably a great man, but not The Christ, One and Only etc. This post solidified that for her, I think. Very cool...

 
At June 19, 2007 at 3:05 PM, Blogger paranoidfr33k said...

This post is very telling...

I've never researched Krishna or even cared to look up the story, but this is certainly enough to spark an interest. The similarities are just too weird.

/paranoidfr33k

 
At June 20, 2007 at 10:14 AM, Blogger Cele said...

Most excellent post. Something that has always made me curious is what people don't accept them as the same? I now know the answer. We are stupid, many brainwashed, none can think outside the box.

 
At June 20, 2007 at 10:43 PM, Blogger Zelph said...

That is very interesting and I have found similarities with other deities as well. I am still in the process of figuring out what is myth and what is fact. Did Jesus even exist? Was he just a man, and people made up stories later to make him appear devine? These are questions on my mind. I am still sifting through the problems in the Mormon church.

 
At June 22, 2007 at 6:06 AM, Blogger Rick said...

I've loved reading Joseph Campbell and finding the threads of legend that all societies share - - this virgin birth, sacrificial death, God ascendancy is a common story and probably teaches community loyalty and self-sacrifice on a subconscious level. Too bad so many people take it so literally.

CV Rick

 
At June 24, 2007 at 8:13 AM, Blogger JulieAnn said...

Joseph Campbell is like my savior...his books and tapes have saved me. I find it interesting that so many people take the bible so literally, too; yet Jesus teaches in parables and metaphors. I wonder why people don't get that.

 
At June 29, 2007 at 4:37 PM, Blogger Sister Mary Lisa said...

BR, this post is excellent. I learned a lot by reading it. Fascinating stuff.

 
At July 3, 2007 at 3:41 AM, Blogger nathanielmacrae said...

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At July 3, 2007 at 6:18 PM, Blogger Bishop Rick said...

Thanks nathaniel. I will research that one as well.

 
At September 12, 2007 at 6:45 AM, Blogger Interested said...

Joseph Campbell's Hero of a Thousand Faces is an eye-opener for many. I remember early in my journey, someone mentioned his work. I too, have been "saved" by the work of Joseph Campbell.

 
At June 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Blogger Christopher Lake said...

There are several crucial differences between the person, life, and teachings of Jesus, and the person, life, and teachings of Krishna. For more information, go to http://www.blackapologetics.com/bamanswerantiquity.html, and also http://tektonics.org/copycat/krishna01.html

 
At June 11, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Blogger Christopher Lake said...

There are very important differences between the person, life, and teachings of Krishna, and the person, life, and teachings of Jesus. For more information, go to http://www.blackapologetics.com/bamanswerantiquity.html and also http://www.tektonics.org/copycat/krishna.01html

 
At June 11, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Blogger Christopher Lake said...

Sorry-- on both of the above posts, for the *first* link, the "html" was cut off. I recommend the Black Apologetics website (I'm not black myself, but the truth is always true, regardless of one's ethnicity) and the Tektonics site for showing the very real differences between Krishna and Jesus. http://www.blackapologetics.com/
http://www.tektonics.org/

 

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