The Astrological significance of the nativity story

The Unsporken Bible has a really good piece about the Astrological significance of the Nativity story that shows up in the First Zeitgeist film which I mention in the No Myth post and can be found at http://www.usbible.com/Astrology/star_of_bethlehem.htm. He also discusses it at When Was Jesus Born?

The Wise Men and the Star of Bethlehem

An incredible amount of time has been wasted trying to determine the historicity of Jesus, all because scholars and theologians are too conceited to consider astrology-or maybe there is too much money, egos and careers at stake? The book of Matthew practically tells you where to look.

Actually, the connection between astronomy and mythology has not gone unnoticed by apologists. I have a few Christian sources that go to great lengths to “disprove” the connection between astrology and Christianity by steering their readers away from the traditional sun cycle. To admit such a link would be fatal to the conceit of their faith.

Now, thanks to computer technology, we can simulate these biblical events for ourselves and see with positive proof that the Gospel narratives were derived from the stars. We can confirm that the Bible contains nothing more than a series of pagan myths with a different spin.

The favorite rationale for why Jesus’ birthday is celebrated on December 25th is that the early Christian fathers chose that date as a way of attracting pagan followers. That’s bull. The entire nativity legend can be seen played out in the sky.

Christian mythology is written as if the events took place on earth. Unless one looks for the double meaning in the Bible’s language, the astronomical connection can’t be seen. The Gospels are laid out according to the zodiacal motifs with Jesus, the sun hero, passing through the four seasons. He is born every year on December 25, the first day when daylight hours start to increase.

In the winter months, the darkness of evil is still in force. As the daylight hours start to increase, he is said to be increasing in strength. His mission starts on the first day of spring when daylight hours equal nighttime hours. Spring is the time of righteousness.

He is at full strength at the summer solstice when the sun is at its highest position in the sky. As the sun descends through the summer months, the dark forces of evil are said to be sapping his strength.

When the sun passes through the autumnal equinox, the evil forces of darkness are said to be ruling. On the three darkest days of the year, the sun is dead from December 21 to 24. His resurrection restarts on December 25, when the sun starts to ascend again.

I have to admit that the Unspoken Bible is an interesting site!

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