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the most controversial subjects in the world. Did Jesus actually exist, or was he a mythical figure?
For nearly two thousand years, scholars and historians have pointed to the astonishing fact that Jesus' life-story is almost identical to much older fables about the life, death and resurrection of the pagan fertility-god of the Mystery Religions - the Mystery Hero. The similarities are so striking as to have caused many people to not only doubt Jesus' historicity, but to accuse the apostles and the early Christian leaders of making his whole story up.
Contrary to popular belief, the controversy didn't erupt in the last century or two but actually had its origin at the very beginning of the Christian era, when the very apostles of Jesus Christ were accused of plagiarism. In the Biblical book of Peter we hear the apostle himself rejecting his accusers:
Part 2 on youtube