I must respectfully disagree with the writer of the Dec. 25 letter “Only one resurrection.” While the writer is correct that resurrected saviors aren’t notable in Buddhism and Islam, they are a common thread throughout many of the world’s religions.
Some 3,000 years before Jesus, Krishna was born by immaculate conception to save the world from sin. He died, was raised from the dead and ascended to reign with the great god Vishnu.
Osiris, Adonis, Attis and Mithra were all born of virgins, died for our sins, were raised from the dead and ascended to whichever god they attended. Mithra’s birth was witnessed by shepherds and magi, and Osiris’ birth was heralded by a star. Attis was crucified and frequently depicted carrying a sacrificial lamb.
I recommend people look further into the amazing similarities between Attis, Mithra and Jesus. All of these cults were widely known in the Middle East at the beginning of the Common Era.
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Jesus is not the only resurrection, just the latest in a long line of resurrected saviors.