I am something of a crazy woman this weekend (which is decidedly different from a maenad) so I will try to get a post done later this week. But for now, let me rely on that old staple of columnists, the re-run. This one is about how Jesus and the Beloved of Isis, Osiris, have some things in common.
This is not one of those ‘Christianity is really just Paganism’ posts nor is it a Pagan rant about how the Christians appropriated our God. They didn’t have to. And they were really trying not to. Yet much of early Christian history takes place in…well…Egypt, so it would be very natural for newly minted Egyptian Christians to employ elements of their prior religion in the way they thought about their new one.