posted on May, 27 2005 @ 05:27 AM
Mithra cult is very very old, it predates christianity by millenia. It has changed shape quite often though.
Zarathustra made a significant reform, which contains many of characteristics later also atributed to Jesus.
When connecting it with christianity the following parts are relevant:
"The reformation of Zarathustra retained the hundreds of Persian deities, assembling them into a complex hierarchical system of 'Immortals' and
'Adored Ones' under the rule of either Ahura- Mazda or Ahriman. Within this vast pantheon, Mithras gained the title of 'Judger of Souls'.
He became the divine representative of Ahura-Mazda on earth, and was directed to protect the righteous from the demonic forces of Ahriman.
Mithras was called omniscient, undeceivable, infallible, eternally watchful, and never-resting.
Ahura-Mazda was said to have created Mithras to be as great and worthy as himself. He would fight the spirits of evil to protect the creations of
Ahura-Mazda and cause even Ahriman to tremble. Mithras was seen as the protector of just souls from demons seeking to drag them down to Hell, and the
guide of these souls to Paradise. As Lord of the Sky, he took the role of psychopomp, conducting the souls of the righteous dead to paradise.
According to Persian traditions, the god Mithras was actually incarnated into the human form of the Saviour expected by Zarathustra. Mithras was
born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother once worshipped as a fertility goddess before the hierarchical reformation.
From this very place of Mithra worship, the three wise men came to Mary to tell her all about her "special" son...
So, all these myths and stories existed BEFORE Jesus, he is one of many sons of God born of a virgin, that idea is not new. It is also a part of
egyptian and greek mythology, of course each with its own distinct characteristics.
Christianity has a lot in common with pagan religions.
Only the first ever religion on Earth was a "new" religion, all others simply sprung from already existent religions and absorbed traditions of the
people who accepted the newly created religion first.
This thread is about Allah being a moongod. While that theory doesn't really fit with evidence, it is very much clear that Islam is simply an
off-shot of Judaism. It is not a new religion. It contains hebrew laws, hebrew strict monotheistic way of worship, etc, etc.
Christianity has more in common with certain pagan religions then the other two Yahweh worshippers, but it also contains a lot of hebrew elements.
We all have a lot more incommon when it comes to religions then we think. These many similarities should serve as a way to unite us, instead we focus
on differences to divide us. Sad really.