Here it is – Christmas time – and what crosses my path but a book that some would call heresy. If you’re a devout Christian – Analyzing Jesus – will rock you and potentially strengthen your faith or wobble it. The book can be found on Amazon here. In the description the following words are shared:
Analyzing Jesus: Questioning the Doctrine of Christianity may be one of the most compelling arguments ever written in support of the belief that Jesus of Nazareth may have never existed as an historical person. While currently pursuing his B.A. in Science and Religion, Dorsey, began composing Analyzing Jesus before graduating Liberty University’s Willmington School of the Bible. Dorsey’s extensive research skillfully challenges the “Jesus Defenders” of our day with many of the Bibles irrefutable contradictions, inconsistencies, myths, fabrications and forgeries.
Analyzing Jesus not only offers an in-depth study on the Christian doctrine but also gives attention to the pagan origins of the resurrection. As Dorsey brilliantly lays out the facts, opinions, and arguments, amongst some of the world’s most influential scholars, evangelist, historian’s and theologians; he also, exposes the hidden manipulation that is associated with organized religion and its goal to constantly control what we are to believe. So could it be true that the Jesus story is one of the greatest myth’s ever told? You decide!
The interview with Dorsey follows. Feel free to ask questions or respond to this blog interview on what I think will be a hot topic!
1. You have just written a book – Analyzing Jesus: Questioning The Doctrine of Christianity – tell my readers what inspired you to write such a potentially controversial book.
Well Chuck, what inspired me to write such a controversial book on such a controversial subject is simple—Christians deserve to know the truth, not my truth, not his truth, but “the truth” about their religion and its history. It wasn’t long ago that prior to it being called the Holy Bible the ancients called it the Helio Biblia, the Book of the Sun. This is because Sun worship was an ancient pagan practice in ancient Egyptian, Asian, and Indo-European cultures centuries before Christianity immerged as a religion. But when it did flourish as a religion the emperor Constantine who was a sun-worshipper himself in 321 A.D issued a decree making Sun-day the official day of rest; which is the main reason why Christians go to Church on Sunday and not Saturday.
So make no mistake about it when Jesus is being referenced as the “Son of God” he is really being cited as a personification of the “Sun.” This is why we are told “As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed so that his face shone like the sun” (Matt. 17:2). Moreover, Christians deserve to know that the Gospel’s were not written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John but by anonymous authors who never met Jesus. Also, nowhere in the New Testament do we read “I, Jesus write these things.” In fact, no one including Paul has ever laid eyes on the alleged God-man—Jesus Christ.
2. Give my readers an insight into your background. You were once a Christian songwriter? Seems like going from songwriter to skeptic is a massive stretch. Share with us your journey.
Sure, for 21 years of my life I always strived to be the Christian God wanted me to be. I’d go to Church, study what I once believed to be the word of God and diligently helped spread the message of Jesus Christ. It wasn’t long that I started my own independent record label called God Musiq. The puissance of my desire to write songs for Christ was truly amazing. As a result, to really show my dedication to God I took it upon myself to enroll in Bible College so that I could become more effective in the kingdom (as Christians say). I also, wanted to be more knowledgeable in the Bible and its history. This way I could teach it in my music and to people more effectively. Little did I know my faith was about to change—forever!
3. In your bio on Amazon it says, “It was during my enrollment in Bible College that I seriously began to question the Christ figure. Did he truly walk the earth or was he just a myth?” Tell us the story of how your transformation came to be.
Yeah, during my enrollment in Bible College we learned so much from Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Christology, Hermeneutics which is the art and science of interpreting scripture, and Church history including the rise of modern Roman Catholicism. But it wasn’t until we began to study The Case for The Resurrection of Jesus resurrection of Jesus by Dr. Gary Habermas & New Testament scholar Michael Licona, who both admit that “Although, other religions contain ‘resurrection accounts’, there are excellent reasons for accepting the story of Jesus resurrection while rejecting others” (pg. 89).
Surprised, I was then curious to know what other religions contained resurrection accounts. It wasn’t long before I would learn in my own personal time of study that the resurrection story is really an ancient pagan myth that originated in Egypt. In fact it can be found in the Pyramid Text written on the pyramid walls of the last king of the fifth dynasty, Unas (B.C. 2375-2345) over 2,000 years before Christianity.
In these texts we learn about the Resurrection and Ascension of a Deceased King, named Horus. In fact, in Egyptian mythology Horus can always be seen with a “sun-disk” around his head identical to many ancient paintings of Jesus. Lastly, the original manuscript of Mark’s Gospel did not contain a resurrection account of the risen Lord. Chapter 16 originally ends at verse 8. This has been the most ignored “addition” to the Jesus story. Learning these things and more were the beginning stages of how my religious to non-religious transformation came to be.
4. You know that publishing a book like “Analyzing Jesus” had to have some repercussions when it came to the education you were receiving. What response have you received from the academic community?
You know Chuck, so far no one from the academic community has tried to challenge my knowledge or discredit my work. But I’m sure they will and honestly I look forward to it because I can support all of my arguments with conspicuous facts, references and explanations to help sustain, serve and defend the belief that Jesus Christ may have never breathed, one single breath, on the face of this earth. Even Paul admitted that he was “sent not from men nor by man…” (Gal 1:1). He also admitted that “he received his message from no human source” (Gal. 1:12). So was Jesus not a man? Was he not a “human” source? This is why there is so much debate over Paul’s letters because many scholars have come to believe that Paul was a Gnostic and was not referring to a historical Christ. In fact, Paul is severely silent on just about everything the Gospels tell us about Jesus and in my book Analyzing Jesus I discuss this at length.
5. Share with my readers some of the challenges (if any) that have arisen as a result of your written and very public challenge to the life and existence of Jesus.
One of the main challenges I face is constantly having to explain to Christians that the intent of my book Analyzing Jesus is not to hinder anyone’s faith in Christ or God. As paradox as this may sound my goal is not to stir up controversy; but rather to truly help educate Christians on what they’ve been taught to believe. But because I challenge the existence of a human Christ some Christians simply do not care to learn about some of the Bibles most irrefutable contradictions, inconsistencies, myths, fabrications and forgeries. Instead, they’d rather graduate to new levels of blind faith.
6. “Analyzing Jesus” is seemingly well thought out – yet there have to be many in the academic community that would refute your challenges to Jesus. What type of challenges have you received relative to your new book?
Well in my book I make it clear that if Jesus wasn’t God and if God wasn’t Jesus, then Christianity is idolatry, therefore we must develop the habit of examining what the scriptures say of Christ. Because to be Christian we must believe that Jesus was God manifested in the flesh and this is what creates the challenge. But we must ask ourselves if Jesus was God why would Jesus say: “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone” (Mk. 10:8)? If Jesus was God why would God be “seated at the right hand of God” (Col. 3:1)? After all aren’t we told “God is not a man…” (Num. 23:19)? These questions and so many others I address in my book Analyzing Jesus. I also debunk the doctrine of the Trinity and expose how it was formulated which is another challenge I receive from Christians who try to explain away the deity of Christ.
7. Several quotes on your Amazon site share that your book took them away from Jesus or Christianity. What was your intent when writing the book?
Good question Chuck I’m Glad you asked that actually. I make it very clear in my book that the intent of its pages is not written to undermine the Christian faith nor cause disbelief in God in fact it’s quite the opposite. My primary objective is to pass along the knowledge and information I carefully researched over the past 24 months of my life. Which pertains to the life of Jesus Christ did he or did he not exist? Therefore, my hope is to help enlighten the mind of another especially Christians because again they deserve to know the truth about their religion.
8. How has your research and the resultant effort in writing your book changed your faith or religious belief or both?
Honestly, at first it changed me for the worse. I was upset because I felt I had been lied to, I felt deceived and bamboozled. I was a Christian for 21 years of my life, very active in the Church and really did whatever it took to spread the message of Jesus Christ to my friends, family and strangers. But it wasn’t until I came to the realization that God, or the Creator (as I like to call it) cannot be fully explained or completely understood nor conformed into a “religion” and I truly believe that’s the beauty of it. Because everything is not meant for us to understand, however, something’s are. I also believe that the search for truth takes you wherever the evidence leads you, and therefore I was led to Analyze Jesus and Question the Doctrine of Christianity.
9. What three things do you wish your readers to gain from your book?
If there were three things I’d want my readers to gain from my book it would be to inherit knowledge, logic and truth about early Christianity, the organic meaning of Christ, and the hidden manipulation that is associated with organized religion
10. A number of my readers are in the media, so as we conclude this interview – what two things would you want them to know about the uniqueness of your book?
I would want them to know that in my book Analyzing Jesus I can confidently uncover all the loopholes in the Jesus story, how it was formulated, how it was fabricated and even worse how it was forged. I would also want them to know that you can now purchase my new book Analyzing Jesus: Questioning the Doctrine of Christianity on Amazon.com and send any questions you may have to me on Twitter @Analyzing Jesus. Thanks
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