posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 08:29 PM
I was raised protestant, and I finally decided to do some of my own research and learn more about my faith. I became very interested in my faith.
upon doing so, i became increasingly upset and irritated with the way protestants do things, especially with communion. Jesus himself states in the
Bible that it IS his flesh and it IS his blood. Of course this is for remembrance, he said "do this is memory of me." Its not just a Flesh eating
carnival party or something. Sure alot of people think this, but these people are Catholics and protestants who don't fully understand the concept
and don't bother to learn about it.
As far as this being a ritual to worship isis, horus and seth. The IHS is an abbreviation of Jesus' name. The popular spelling of Jesus used to
IHESUS or IHUOUC(spelling?). IHS is simply an abbreviation for IHESUS, or JESUS.
IHESUS, this spelling was popular in the middle ages, and was the common spelling of Jesus' name. This spelling, i think, is much closer to the
spelling of Yeshua. Thats all it is. I have no idea where you get this pagan stuff from. But you are aware that some things in Christianity, that
people like you say are pagan rituals and worship pagan Gods are not, they just resemble them. Its kinda like Christmas. Most Catholics, who are
educated enough, and every Catholic priest I asked has agreed that Jesus was most likely not born on Dec. 25th. Reading scripture, it is more likely
he was born in spring or fall, as the shepherds would not have had their flocks out grazing in the middle of winter. It is only on the 25th because
the Church made it that day, as a pagan holiday(one that was widely practiced and popular) was celebrated on that day, having Christmas on othis day
would create familiarity among the pagans and they would likely remember and celebrate it more often. Now, this is not the issue with Holy Communion,
but it is among other things.
You're right flyer. I shouldn't have started this thread. People will only spit out bible quotes and references instead of discussing simply
whether they believe it or not.