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Ancient Babylonian religious concepts and practices are found in religions worldwide
“Egypt, Persia, and Greece felt the influence of the Babylonian religion . . . The strong admixture of Semitic elements both in early Greek mythology and in Grecian cults is now so generally admitted by scholars as to require no further comment. These Semitic elements are to a large extent more specifically Babylonian.”—The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria (Boston, 1898), M. Jastrow, Jr., pp. 699, 700.
Their gods: There were triads of gods, and among their divinities were those representing various forces of nature and ones that exercised special influence in certain activities of mankind. (Babylonian and Assyrian Religion, Norman, Okla.; 1963, S. H. Hooke, pp. 14-40) “The Platonic trinity, itself merely a rearrangement of older trinities dating back to earlier peoples, appears to be the rational philosophic trinity of attributes that gave birth to the three hypostases or divine persons taught by the Christian churches. . . . This Greek philosopher’s [Plato’s] conception of the divine trinity . . . can be found in all the ancient [pagan] religions.”—Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel (Paris, 1865-1870), edited by M. Lachâtre, Vol. 2, p. 1467.
Use of images: ...
Belief regarding death: “Neither the people nor the leaders of religious thought [in Babylon] ever faced the possibility of the total annihilation of what once was called into existence. Death was a passage to another kind of life.”—The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria, p. 556. [whereislogic: see also Myth 1: The Soul Is Immortal]
Position of the priesthood: ...
Practice of astrology, divination, magic, and sorcery: ...
Babylon the Great is like an immoral harlot, one living in shameless luxury
Is it not true that the dominant religious organizations have made it a practice to consort with political rulers for power and material gain, though this has resulted in suffering for the common people? Is it not also true that their higher clergy live in luxury, even though many of the people to whom they should minister may be impoverished?
Why can religions that profess to be Christian properly be viewed as a part of Babylon the Great, along with those who know nothing of the God of the Bible?
originally posted by: whereislogic
a reply to: klikmaus
And without Freemasonry, people who like to make money by talking about secret societies while tickling people's ears (telling them what they want to hear, entertaining them, intriguing them, filling their heads with poison; see my signature and text under my name), would have never been able to make as much money as they do now, people like Alex Jones, David Icke, Bill Schnoebeln, Bill Cooper, Bill Hicks (any more Bills?), Jordan Maxwell, Zecharia Sitchin, Alan Watts, Texe Marrs, Fritz Springmeier (not his real name, just his con-artist name, or stage name), Glenn Beck, Michael Tsarion, Mark Dice, etc.
originally posted by: whereislogic
They have just perfected the art of making money from what's described at 2 Timothy 4:3,4, telling people what they want to hear, what tickles their ears
I can add a bunch more names off the top of my head who are (or were) good at telling people what they want to hear to gain their admiration and to impress a particular target audience (or market).
Spinoza, Descartes, Aristotle, Plato (and those referred to as "the Church Fathers" and "the Apologists"). Hindu and Buddhist gurus and teachers are pretty good at it too, past and present.
originally posted by: theAnswer1111
Here is what it is from:
As the sun rises in the East to open and govern the day, so rises the Worshipful Master in the East [WM rises.], to open and govern his Lodge, set the craft at work, and give them proper instruction.