posted on Mar, 6 2010 @ 01:32 AM
Originally posted by TruePatriot1685
It is interesting, on one hand there are definite similarities between the Christian and some Pagan religions. Easter and Christmas are both close to
the vernal equinox and winter solstice. Elohim, an Old Testament name for God, is actually the plural form of eloah. One could argue that it means the
Trinity, but the Trinity itself is strange as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are called one God. The word said at the end of Christian prayers,
Amen, is also the name of an important ancient Egyptian god. The differences obviously monotheistic v. polytheistic, also the almost deliberate switch
between matriarchal and patriarchal systems. I think pagan religions came first.
It is also interesting that in ancient Canaan 'El' was the Father of many 'sons of god. No Temples were built for El...but for the sons of God. To
me it seems that we can see much borrowing of many beliefs from the lands the Jewish people traveled through. The many gods were formed into one
mighty god. Many of the beliefs in that land already had 'trinities'. The creatures with 4 heads of the 4 carnal points in the sky were not original
to the Judaic faith. Many of the days that were celebrated are the same days new beliefs celebrated but placed new meaning with them. The idea of a
'god' claiming a people and a nation was not new in those days.
If so many of the practices, traditions, and structure of beliefs were the same...why would God use the same practices and traditions?
Blood sacrifice was defiantly nothing new....and neither was the idea that God would come in the flesh or take the form of man.
Star prophecies were not new, using stars as signs of a divine birth were not new, there are many ways of the Bible that can be found in former faiths