Renowned theologian Robert Beckford traces the astonishing similarities of the stories surrounding the lives of Jesus and other religious figures, including Horus, Mithras, Krishna and Buddha. He visits India to talk with Hindu and Buddhist leaders about Krishna and Buddha, whose birth stories and teachings match those of Jesus.
Traveling to the UK, Beckford uncovers ancient signs of the Mithraian tradition with practices and beliefs so strongly parallel to Christianity that both sides accused each other of stealing traditions. Ending this segment in Egypt, we learn of Osiris and Horus, leaving an astonished Beckford wondering if this story really is the origin of Jesus’ story.
With an open mind you may begin a process of asking questions that may lead to your own personal enlightenment; which seems to be the intent of all of the religious figures explored in this episode.