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Xmas: Worship Of The Sun God by Jimsonjaat96(m): 12:02pm On Dec 25, 2018
XMAS: WORSHIP OF SUN GOD
Most of Christian symbology, were borrowed from the ancient Egyptian religion of sunworship. Christianity is filled with examples of sun worship and some other ancient gods. True, you can say you go to church all the time, and don’t see much sun worshiping going on.

Really?

What do you celebrate on December twenty-fifth? Christmas, of course. The birth of Jesus Christ. And yet according to the Bible, Christ was born in some early month of the year, say March, so what are we doing celebrating in late December?

December twenty-fifth, my friends, is the ancient pagan holiday of sol invictus
—Unconquered Sun—coinciding with the winter solstice. It’s that wonderful time of year when the sun returns, and the days start getting longer.
You may ask why is this so, the point being, conquering religions often adopt existing holidays to make conversion easy, enticing and less shocking. It’s called transmutation. It helps people acclimatize to the new faith. Worshipers keep the same holy dates, pray in the same sacred locations, use a similar symbology . . . and they simply substitute a different god.”

Why I may not be implying Christianity is just some kind of repackaged sun worship is that Christianity did not borrow only from sun worship. The ritual of Christian canonization is taken from the ancient ‘god-making’ rite of Euhemerus. The practice of ‘god-eating’—that is, Holy Communion—was borrowed from the Aztecs. Even the concept of Christ dying for our sins is arguably not exclusively Christian; the self-sacrifice of a young man to absolve the sins of his people appears in the earliest tradition of the Quetzalcoatl.

Hmmm….while you may ask if anything in Christianity original? I would say, very little in any organized faith is truly original. Not only Christianity. Religions are not born from scratch. They grow from one another. Modern religion is a collage . . . an assimilated historical record of man’s quest to understand
the divine.

For instance, Christianity depicts God as an old, bearded man. Christian art never portrays God as the hawk sun god, or as an Aztec, or as anything weird. It always shows God as an old man with a white beard. Okay. Listen: when the early Christian converts abandoned their former deities—pagan gods, Roman gods, Greek, sun, Mithraic, whatever—they asked the church what their new Christian God looked like.

Wisely, the church chose the most feared, powerful . . . and familiar face in all of recorded history. An old man with a white, flowing beard Same image as Zeus – the ancient Greek Father of the gods!

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Re: Xmas: Worship Of The Sun God by Liveair: 12:34pm On Dec 25, 2018
A sound post, I must say. Weldone OP.

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