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This work of Kersey Graves was originally published in 1875, a time when Christianity was the only acknowledged religion in America. Graves was a Freethinker, and did his best to unseat Christianity ... Read full review
It is ridiculous that the above reviews praise Graves while giving him one or two stars. In my opinion, Graves is the victim of a huge counter Christ-myth movement. He is now derided as being nearly worthless, untrustworthy, full of bad research, etc. Actually for his time his research is above par, and the writing style of 16 crucified saviors shows more lucidity, clarity and intelligence than any modern attempt on Christian history. His conclusions may miss and his facts shouldn't be depended on for research, but his style, thoughts and basic overview are simple astounding.
I especially like this passage from the introduction:
Let us, then, labor to banish the wide-spread delusion believed and taught by a thousand systems of worship—Jew, Pagan and Christian—that "religion is of supernatural or divine origin," and the many ruinous errors; senseless dogmas and deplorable soul-crushing superstitions so thoroughly inwrought into the Christian system will vanish like fog before the morning sun, and be replaced by a religion which sensible, intelligent and scientific men and women can accept, and will delight to honor and practice.
(Derek Murphy, Author of JesusPotterHarryChrist)