Originally posted by Gorman91
'OMG, THE MAYANS HAD PYRAMIDS! THEY MUST NOT HAVE EXISTED AND JUST COPIED OFF FROM EGYPT!"
Then of course there is "OMG, GREEK ALPHABET LOOKS LIKE PHEONECIAN ONE! THE GREEKS NEVER EXISTED!"
As much as you may have a point there...somewhat.... the difference is for example, we can see evidence that the Mayans existed because of such
monuments, artefacts of culture which prove they once lived.
When looking at the 'GREEK ALPHABET ' an understanding of how information travels back in those times.....eg, when the Romans took over Greece, they
adopted some of the Greek gods into their religion, the same may go for language and alphabets.
Another example is when French military were in parts of Vietnam (I think it was Vietnam) and when the French left the Vietnamese took on some French
words into their vocabulary.....
Even the English language was originally composed from others.
the difference with religion in this concept, is that the 'heroes' of these religions like Hercules, Jesus, Krishna, Budda, etc, all have similar
traits of stories that define their own definition of existence.....eg...
Sun god ‘Horus’ Egyptian 3000 BC
He is anthropomorphised as the sun
He’s life is about the suns movements in the sky
Horus also means light, day
‘Set’ (god of the underworld) darkness, night
Born on December 25 of the virgin Isis merry and was accompanied be the star on the east, followed and located by the 3 kings, age of 12, was a
prodicle child teacher, age of 30 he was baptised by a figure known as Anup, and had 12 disciples he travelled about with. Preformed miracles, healing
the sick, and walking on water.
The truth, the light, gods anointed son, the good Shepard, the lamp of god,
After being betrayed by typhoon, he was crucified, berried and dead for 3 days and then resurrected.
Attics, of fledgier Greece 1200 BC, Born of the virgin Nanun, born on December 25 crucified placed in a tomb and after three days resurrected
Krishna India 900 BC born of the virgin Devaki ("Divine One"), royal descent star in the east signalling his coming, birth was attended by wise men,
preformed miracles with his disciples, disciples bestowed upon him the title "Jezeus," "pure essence," and upon is death was resurrected
Dionysus of Greece, 500 BC, born of a virgin, born on December 25, was a travelling teacher who preformed miracles, such as turning water into wine,
Referred to as the king of kings, gods only begotten sun the alpha and omega upon his death was resurrected
Mithra Persia 1200 BC, born as a virgin on December 25, he had twelve disciples, preformed miracles, upon his death was berried for 3 days and then
resurrected, also referred to as the truth the light, the day of worship was Sunday, bread and wine, of which the Mithraic initiates partook. The
bread consisted of tiny leaves, each distinctively marked with a cross. The participants ate the bread and then drank the wine from a cup. The
Christians of the day, noting the likeness, accused the demons of thievery. Both ceremonies, Christian and Mithraic, were believed to have been
memorial services celebrating the divine, and it is known that Mithra, at the close of his redemptive career and just before his ascension to heaven,
partook of a last supper with his companions.
Buddha born of the virgin Maya, royal descent, performed miracles, healed the sick, walked on water, crucified, suffered for three days in hell, and