Comparative mythology is defined as identifying shared mythology amongst various ancient cultures.
Christianity owes its start from Judaism which received its indoctrination from comparative mythology. Without it; Judaism would have never made it off the ground and monotheism would have remained the underbelly to polytheism (the belief in many gods) and Christianity would have been just an afterthought of some delusional ancient individual suffering from mental illness.
The Bible is made up of nothing more than a collection of comparative stories, traditions, rituals, and beliefs that formed the bases for Judaism and its religion that stem not from the Holy Scriptures—but from the religion, laws, and beliefs of other ancient civilizations that were necessary to help explain the unexplainable to satisfy the Jewish way of life that became the core structure of comparative mythology.
After all: if it wasn’t for Greek, Egyptian and Roman mythology (whom also got their start by way of comparative mythology) God would have just been another god among many gods and prayer would have been recognized for what it is—wishful thinking and churches seen as nothing more than mental institutions for Christians.
So, for those of you who think God has no beginning—I offer the following: Nothing derived from something—not something from nothing.
Even the Sumerians, who were the very first civilized society on earth, which all civilization grew from—started out with comparative mythology when the various local wondering tribes gathered together to form what became the Sumerians civilization, they each bought with them their own tribal rituals and religion that came along with their own gods and goddesses; that over 1,500 years formed the Sumerian mythology pantheon which housed their gods and goddesses that were either good or evil or both. From these gods and goddesses stemmed the very first creation and flood myth along with battles between good and evil.
Every ancient civilization owes its start to the Sumerians and comparative mythology who started the blueprint for all others to follow.
It was the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans who took comparative mythology to a whole new level by taking each other’s gods and goddesses by changing their names and their characteristics and calling them their own.
From there they created their own creation and flood myths that would be the foundation of Judaism which built a better mousetrap that would incorporate all the gods, devils, and demons into one Jewish mythology called monotheism that recognized one God and devil that embodied all the characteristics of all the gods and goddesses both good and evil whose deeds and accomplishment would be accomplished by others with new names and characteristics.
This would all be recorded in a book written by the Jews for the Jews in a book called the Bible where a man named Jesus would be the soul and embodiment of comparative mythology by accomplishing what other gods had accomplished thousands or hundreds of years before and claiming them to be unique.
This uniqueness would lay down the foundation of Christian mythology that would become known as Christianity that would not only be built on comparative mythology but on what they called faith which is not based on seeing is believing—but believing in what one is hearing.
The mythologies of many ancient societies included various gods and their sons who were born on December 25th, who performed miracles—died and were resurrected three days later.
Mostly all had an Adam and Eve, creation myths, flood myths, etc; etc. The names may have changed—but the product stayed the same even after being picked through by the Jewish Hebrew Scholars thousands of years later to create their beloved Jesus in the image of other gods who came before him.
The only unique thing about Jesus at the time was nothing; not even his name that was common for that era and place.
Ivan P. Kovak