There has been a meme going around on YouTube and in some political circles that Christmas is about the movement of the Sun. The thing is, memes aren’t real. At least not always. While that is true, that hasn’t stopped a seemingly unrelated group of “researchers,” “thought leaders,” “producers” and speakers from spreading the meme that the birth of Jesus Christ is really just an allegory for the Sun.
Thus, Jesus is relegated to an allegory.
Unsavory self-appointed internet leaders meme “Christ is the Sun” and unfortunately some people believe it.
The Zeitgeist series of movies was pretty big. They were headed by a man named Peter Joseph who has all but faded away. The first Zeitgeist movie, entitled just “Zeitgeist” which is still available on YouTube was a break through for the “Christ is the Sun” meme. Plenty of others push it though. There is Jordan Maxwell with his slug-like visage. Then we have Mark Passio, the “reformed Satanist.” There is also Michael Tsarion who has a seemingly never ending stack of tall tales.
For all the materials the keepers of the Christ/Sun meme put out, they always tell the same simplistic story. The story is that after the Winter Solstice which is usually on December 21, the Sun hangs low and motionless for three days and on December the 25th is born and/or rises from where it hung on the horizon for the three days.
The birth of Jesus the Christ is written about in the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. There are 66 books in the Bible. Mine has 664 pages. The aforementioned keepers of the “Christ is the Sun” meme always talk about Astrotheology and how current religions were derived from the study of the heavens. Peter Joseph of Zeitgeist says that the ancients “personified them(the Sun and Stars) with elaborate myths.” That maybe true but, none of the memers of the “Christ is the Sun” meme can ever say much more than the Bible is an Astrotheological allegory. How come there are never any Astrotheological allegories explained about the other 99.9999% plus of the Bible.
The “Christ is the Sun” memers never put out any books or hardly any other material to prove their point or expand on their theology. Why is December 21st-25th not Easter Astrotheologically? Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday is four days and the Bible tells us Christ was dead for 3, rising on the third. As such what is Easter Sunday represent Astrotheologically?
In the Bible, The Resurrection(Easter) took place on the weekend of the Passover. The Sun surely passed over head on that Passover and the First Easter. The problem for Astrotheologists is they cannot put together a cogent narrative of the “allegory” they claim is the ~664 paged Bible, let alone an accurate one of the Biblical account of Christmas or Easter. They never will. Instead, the memers of the meme use slight of hand and sophistry to convince the undiscerning.