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Jennifer D. wrote:

Hi, guys —

I read an article about the parallels between the story of Jesus and that of Dionysus and Mithras.

It states that the Jesus story is not true and is just a sort of retelling of these two other gods.

Here is a link to the article: [website suppressed]

  • Could you please clear this issue up for me?

It raises so many questions.

Thank you!

Jennifer D.

  { Is there truth to this article that the Jesus story is not true and it's just a retelling of other gods? }

Mike replied:

Hi Jenn,

Be at peace, my friend. This article is a piece of garbage.

It reads like an anti-Catholic gossip piece by Mr. Martin and those who have:

  • a lack of catechesis in the faith, and
  • a lack of knowledge about Church history. . .

    unless Mr. Martin wrote this with an anti-Catholic/anti-Christian view in mind.

It quotes a so-called biblical scholar Joseph Atwill who our colleagues at Catholic Answers had to correct in the following article:

The fact that Mr. Martin uses sources like Thomas, Berry, and especially Mr. Atwill in his piece (actually a complete distortion of Church history), says a lot about Mr. Martin.

Sorry, it took a while to get back to you.

I hope this helps,

Mike

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