Had to post this after Celticrebel's post where this exact thing is talked about (Daily Show reads Celtic's blog? ^^). Check out this elluminati post about him too with some interesting links and info (also some amazing symbolic images in the posts preceding that). Edit: Also a Matthew Delooze article that I hadn't seen and is excellent, from comments section (cheers anonymous).
Here is another good one, in terms of him being built up as a christ-like figure (speaking atop a mountain symbolic of a pyramid, visiting temple of Hercules, who was just another JC and whatnot)