• Christianity Before Christ

  • By: John G. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Richard Webb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nothing is new or original in Christianity. That is the important thesis demonstrated in Christianity Before Christ. The least important features, as well as the most important components, were all well developed in cultures that flourished before the time that Christ is alleged to have walked the parched paths of Roman Palestine. The information presented in this audiobook is absolutely crucial if atheists and other free thinkers are to understand the nature of the beast that threatens not only their liberties and rights as citizens in a secular republic, but also threatens to return world civilization itself back to the prescientific levels of the ancient cultures from which Christianity derived all its odd details. Every atheist needs to know what is in this audiobook!  

©2002 American Atheist Press (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
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The Afrikan diaspora should listen to this daily..

I will listen to this at least thrice. A breath of fresh air, when removing the mental shackles of religion(modern day Christianity) from ones mind. I do not believe in God, for I know I am a triumvirate of three. Goddess, God & Devil. The world is but a play on the mental hemisphere of the individual($).

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Could have been so good.

While Jackson gathered many stories and practices he never actually puts it into a convincing construct. Dates are important yet he list so very few, not allowing the development of a useful timeline. Too many words, too little glue.

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Shocked. I am amazed at how good this is today. And yes, I too thought "atheist" meant something much different. Makes leading into this review a bit mire difficult. I was one of those babies raised in the house of Gauwud. Ya that's a good place to start. I REALLY wanted to believe. Meanwhile the not-so-stupid part of me was trying to make sense of it all under the fear boot of the church. I never could even begin to move forward until I recognized I had to let go of some things. Getting to that point not so simple either. In my studies of deception detection I had one very useful take-away: It's easy to believe a lie when you want to. Please feel free to rearrangethat statement in any algebraic way you can. Put like it is, I had to de-program! That ...is ...hard ...and ...very, very scary. I can almost say they can no longer scare me, but with honesty toward scars I CAN say at least, my strings are cut. By now you may be wondering about the actual review. I just spotted this today, downloaded, read, and I will listen again! GET THIS ONE. LISTEN. There you go. Don't be a puppet and actually listen.

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Great educational doctrine !

Provides great detail and sources for the reasoning behind the book. Don’t let the commonly misconstrued definition of atheism keep you from listening to this. It was truly enlightening

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A disappointing book based on a misquote

When I listened to the sample I was intrigued by the quote from a church patriarch. He notes how Christianity has always been and Christ is the crux of the that story.

Then the author takes this snippet and uses it without context to try and prove that Christianity always was because it took pieces from other world religions.

Unfortunately these are also snippets and half truths. Much more research was needed to write a book like this and ironically the author admits a lack of knowledge by being unable to read important facts in their original language.

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Good read

Must read for those who have questions
Definitely learn more than I I thought i would have

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was a struggle... not sure what I was expecting but this was a book that in the 1st chapter, I could have explained what they eventually got to at the ending. which I have to say was shocking to actually hear a white person actually say! seemed as if it was trying to avoid the inevitable but. Kutos and Luv really didn't think that would be actually stated. shocked the books rated so high. truth is often told but not accepted or as this book showed is white washed! much Luv,prayers, blessings, and success

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A Good Study

I found this listen very interesting and informative. The narrator kept following and well worth the time. As always subjects like this require far more time to evaluate than just hearing the first time. However, I find it well worth the efforts.

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awesome research heavy definitely will read again!

This book helped me connect the dots on alot of matters concerning Christ and how we arrived at the distorted erroneous practices of human behavior based on an interpretation. What stood out most was the part that stated that originally Osiris hailed from Ethiopia of which there were two Ethiopian Africans and Ethiopian Asians. Osiris being a king that colonized Egypt which made so much sense. I am eager to do more research after mulling over the facts and theories!

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SEEKING TRUTH

Not sure why I cannot related to those stories. Not sure who wrote this version of Christianity before CHRIST!!! MOST OF THE TIME I READ FOR KNOWLEDGE I FEEL OR IMAGINE THAT DESCRIPTION HOWEVER I COULD NOT CONNECT. MAYBE ITS NOT MY CUP OF MILK!!!

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  • 04-30-21

This is mind-blowing.

I love this book. It's mind-blowing. I am still struggling to take it all in. Where has this book been all these while? I need to listen to it all over again to let it settle well.

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