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Originally posted by Maddogkull
How many religions have you studied.
Originally posted by CookieMonster09
Interestingly enough, Hinduism is the world's oldest religion. If you studied Hinduism and its sacred texts, I think you could find quite a number of similarities to many of today's modern religions. If you study Judaism, you certainly learn a lot about Christianity and Islam - as they are all Abrahamic religions. Buddhism, as I understand it, is an offshoot of Hinduism.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
My interest in this subject was rekindled when, a few years ago on travels in India, I got acquainted with the head of a Hindu-sect or secret-society. He shared a piece of information with me that I have not found anywhere else up to now. This may be the first time its shared on the Internet. According to him the traditional Hindu symbol for God or The Source-of-All, OM...
...is derived from a more ancient tantric symbol that looks like the Greek Hermes or Roman Mercury symbol (imagine a dot above the crescent, I didnt find a picture depicting it with the dot):
The cresent moon stands for Islam, the cross stands for Christianity/Judaism and the Circle stands for Hinduism/Buddhism.
He then went on to say that these three streams-of-energy are reflected in everything - language, music, mentality. So for example the Englilsh Language will look linear and straight, arabic will have a lot of half-moon-like shapes and Languages in India will look like a bunch of circles. Some samples:
Malayalam (South India): മലയാളം
When Hindu women sing, it is in circles, when muslim women sing it is often in crescent-waves and western music is indeed often quite linear.
So where did we get our word "Christ" from? We got it from the Greek "Khristos" which means Saviour.
Who is to say that the Greek word does not originate in India from Krishta?
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
You say it looks like there is something to hide or to prevent.
The biggest example I can offer is that of the tower of babel.
Originally posted by demongoat
i want to point somethings out to the OP.
the jews do not use the cross for a symbol, they at most use the star of david and even then they just use it to have a symbol.
normally religious tolerance is a good site, but further research shows that the links between krishna and christ are either wrong or made up.
Originally posted by d60944
How odd that that proto-symbol has never been seen written anywhere ancient if it's so fundamental
this definitively-non-straight, swirly stuff is also English:
"O fence of reed, O wall of brick! Hear this, O fence! Pay heed, O wall! O man of Shurruppak, son of Ubar-Tutu, demolish the house, and build a boat! Abandon wealth, and seek survival! Spurn property, Save life! Take on board the boat all living things' seed! The boat you will build, her dimensions all shall be equal: her length and breadth shall be the same, cover her with a roof, like the Ocean Below." I understood and spoke to Ea, my master: "I obey, O master, what thus you told me. I understood, and I shall do it, but how do I answer my city, the crowd, and the elders?"
Joseph Campbell Wiki
Wherever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or sky. Furthermore, it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history mythology is absurd. When a civilization begins to reinterpret its mythology in this way, the life goes out of it, temples become museums, and the link between the two perspectives becomes dissolved
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
Originally posted by seagrass
Where is Saturn ruling Judaism. Tell me more. Saturn is an asshole. But we have to have restrictions if we are to have freedom..yes?
Sorry missed this before!
The Judaic sabbath is Saturday, Saturn gives it's name to Saturday, whereas in Christianity the sabbath is Sunday (as I am sure you know). Babylonian astrology was aware of the seven planets (seven is a sacred number in all Judaic/Christian beliefs), so it is known that Saturn was physically observable at that time. It is likely that the Jews were affected by the movements of Saturn at a particular point in time which created the schism over the Sabbath which is primarily the root of the dissension of the Jews from other Babylonians, ie they formed a cult that seperated them ideologically from others and embedded the belief of being 'Chosen'. Whether it occured prior to them arriving in Babylon or during their stay there is debatable as no written records exist or have been found. That is all I know. As yet
Originally posted by Josephus23
reply to post by Jomina
The common root of all religions is the worship of the sun.
This is the religion of all of the mysteries.
To primitive man, the sun represented safety, warmth, food, etc... (Horus)
And the night represented danger, cold, death, etc.... (Set)
This metaphor is seen throughout EVERY religion.
Good and Evil. Zoroastrianism.
This was needed for the creation of agriculture, calenders and seasons, and it was therefore worshiped.
*see link to the Elysian Mysteries below.
Religion created math, calenders, and astronomy.
The priests who had this knowledge were initiated in ceremonies where they would communicate with god and then they would be reborn.
This idea of birth and death occurring in cycles (seasonal precession) is promoted when one ingests.....
These mushroom cults were the basis of all religions.
See this guy John Allegro.
And read his book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross.
Or this guy Terence McKenna.
And read his book The Food of the Gods.
This is also the basis of Freemasonry, Mithrasim, and the Eleusian Mysteries.
The Vedas refer to Soma as being God. The flesh of God.
God in the flesh. Jesus, Horus, Krishna, Dionysus, Odin, Mithra, the list goes on and on and on.
Why do you think that psychedelic drugs are illegal?
Why do you think that the Bull or the Cow or the Calf is such a revered symbol?
I wonder if it is because of what GROWS from its DUNG?
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS.
[edit on 4/11/2010 by Josephus23]