"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21
By Sophiee
Merry Mithramas! “Mithra was born on the 25th of December. . .which was finally taken over by Christians in the 4th century as the birthday of Christ. Some say MIthra sprang from an incestuous union between the sun god and his own mother. . . Some claimed Mithra’s mother was a mortal virgin. Others said Mithra had no mother, but was miraculously born of a female Rock, the petra genetrix, fertilized by the Heavenly Father’s phallic lightening.

“Mithra’s birth was witnessed by shepherds and by Magi who brought gifts to his sacred birth-cave of the Rock. Mithra performed the usual assortment of miracles: raising the dead, healing the sick, making the blind see and the lame walk, casting out devils. As a Peter, son of the petra, he carried the keys to the kingdom of heaven. . . His triumph and ascension to heaven were celebrated at the spring equinox (Easter). . .

“”Before returning to heaven, Mithra celebrated a Last Supper with his twelve disciples, who represented the twelve signs of the zodiac. In memory of this, his worshippers partook of a sacramental meal of bread marked with a cross. This was one of seven Mithraic sacraments, the models for the Christians’ seven sacraments. It was called mizd, Latin missa, English “mass.”

Mithra’s image was buried in a rock tomb. . .He was withdrawn from it and said to live again.

“”Like early Christianity, Mithraism was an ascetic, anti-female religion. Its priesthood consisted of celibate men only. . .

“”What began in water would end in fire, according to Mithraic eschatology. The great battle between the forces of light and darkness in the Last Days would destroy the earth with its upheavals and burnings”

After extensive contact with Mithraism, Christians also began to describe themselves as soldiers for Christ. . .to celebrate their feasts on Sun-day rather than the Jewish Sabbath. . .Like Mithraists, Christians practiced baptism to ascend after death through the planetary spheres to the highest heaven, while the wicked (unbaptized) would be dragged down to darknesss). . .. Virtuous ones. . .would be saved. Sinful ones. . .would be cast into hell. . .The Christian notion of salvation was almost wholly a product of this Persian eschatology. . .” Quoted from the book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became on of America’s Leading Atheists by Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins. Page 270-271.http://www.amazon.com/Godless-Evangelical-Preacher-Americas-Atheists/dp/1569756775

The book might make a good “stocking stuffer”!

Godle

Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESS“Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.”—CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not Great&#1…
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Eduardo Elias January 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

You need to go deep. You are only critizing. Show the facts with correct historical positioning. Only say that my religion is better than your do not help.

In fact what you said is correct, and is about the Catholic church, mother of the abominations. Catholic means Universal, and they needed ways to accept other religons under they umbrella, To do so, they added dogmas, celebrations, added texts to the original writings, changed translations.

This article is about the Catholicism, that is idolatrous and does not represent all the “christian” views.

Protestants came from the Catholicism, and even after many changes to remove the idols and false teaching remains with some mistakes, like the Trinity dogma, created by the Catholic church because the greek gods of Constantine.

Remember, There are Rabi jews that believe in reincarnation, that is a hindu belief, this is not Torah doctrine.

And about the Evangelical turning to Atheist. I know Jews turned to Hindu, Christianity, Atheism, Masons (that is a egypt religion). That is not a proof of anything.

 

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drydend January 28, 2013 at 8:14 am

Firstly, this article doesn’t say “my religion is better than yours.” So that’s an invalid point. This article only gives an opinion. It’s up to the reader to investigate. Secondly, yes, this article goes speak about what the historical church did, the church that protestants must call its mother. This article doesn’t say “this reflects the way all christians think” so another invalid point. With regards to reincarnation, that’s a topic to discuss with rabbis not on this page. Lastly, this article doesn’t say that a christian becoming an atheist proves anything, so again, that’s an irrelevant point.

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