Greek demigod Perseus was born when Jupiter visited the virgin Danae as a shower of gold and got her with child.
The god Buddha was born through an opening in his mother’s flank.
Catlicus the serpent-skirted caught a little ball of feathers from the sky and hid it in her bosom, and the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli was conceived.
Virgin Nana took a pomegranate from the tree watered by the blood of the slain Agdestris, and laid it in her bosom, and gave birth to the god Attis.
The virgin daughter of a Mongol king awoke one night and found herself bathed in a great light, which caused her to give birth to Genghis Kahn.
Krishna was born of the virgin Devaka.
Horus was born to the virgin Isis.
Mercury was born to the virgin Maia.
Romulus was born of the virgin Rhea Sylvia.
Jesus was born of the virgin Mary after a dove flew over Mary’s head during a vision.
And somehow… people still think that Mary’s is more believable?
“God is not Great” by Christopher Hitchens.
“They itemized what the savagery of war was like, what befell the conquered: maidens and boys seized, children wrenched from their parents’ embrace, the mothers of families enduring whatever their conquerers pleased, shrines and homes despoiled, slaughter and burning, and, finally, everywhere filled with arms, corpses, gore and grief.” -Sallust “Catiline’s War.”
“If the mental prowess of kings and commanders were as effective in peace as in war, human affairs would be conducted more uniformly and consistently, and you would not see things swept along in different directions and everything changing and confused.” -Sallust from “Catiline’s War.”