For me truth is what I have experienced and/or witnessed.
Yes. I've noticed that about you. And I have no doubt it's true.
As you can see from my first post, I'm questioning the accuracy of the references to the other pagan deities in the video, so I'm not assuming that all the info in the video is correct. Do you know if the other deities mentioned in the video are described accurately? I'm not a historian and I haven't done much research on pre-christian deities, so I don't really know how much of what was reported is accurate.
Who among us can say with certainty what is and is not accurate when it comes to legend and myth? For instance, you will be hard put to find any ancient culture that did not have some kind of massive flood story to report. Was that evidence of a massive world wide flood? Or just that great floods are significant and find their way into legend in any culture that had one?
In Mexico alone, you find legends and lore much of which mimics Egyptian and Greek mythology of which presumably those Mexican ancients had no knowledge. And some comparisons can be drawn between these and the Jesus story. If you have a chance read up on:
Ometecutli-Inecuvatl - two beings in one (Lord of Duality)
There are many others.
In Egypt you find other parallels to Christian legend in the tales of Toth with similar tales told of the Norse god Balder.
Read the stories of our own Davy Crockett and the wild legendary tales that emerged from his life and adventures. And then compare those legends to feats attributed to Daniel Boone and see the similarities.
There are so many ancient legends that you could use to draw parallels. You can't explain how Matthew and Luke of New Testament times knew of the legend of Mithra, however, or how they were privy to the sources that were not available until recent times. Again, I think the Religious Tolerance site is making a real stretch in some of the conclusions/comparisons and others are probably right on.
Does some of the imagery, symbolism, and verbal codes found in the New Testament relate to ancient mental imagery common to the people of those times and make their way into the oral tradition and written text? Almost certainly they did.
Does that mean that Christianity is an imaginary mythical creation unsupportable other than via ancient Egyptian texts? I think anybody will have a difficult time supporting that argument.