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so are the 12 disciples supposed to represent the 12 constellations? Did one constellation betray the ''sun'' and go off itself and later get replaced by another? See, if you want to play connect the dots, then go ALL the way.
.....How exactly is this "far out there"? 12 disciples/12 constellations,
''Light of the world'' doesn't mean what you think it means.
light of the world/sun,
33 degrees for each constellation/Jesus died at 33
Jesus told his disciples to look for a man with a pitcher...when he was advising them on as to where to prepare the passover meal. The text says the followers found that man as Jesus said. Jesus also fed people with ''fish''. Was that a secret reference to pisces? Jesus spoke of goats. Was that a secret reference to capricorn? so yeah...the whole idea is pretty ''far out there''.
the mention of ages by Jesus, the reference to Aquarius by Jesus,
Come on guys. Let me convert to sun overlord. My mind was almost tied in a knot by your logic. You still didn't really tell me why not just call it sun overlord, and why all the hiding? Oh the almighty peasant fisherman. My bad.
The study of comparative religions has become a science at least at the level of history and textual criticism. But for this discipline to lay down laws of religious phenomena would appear to be rather presumptuous. Religious phenomena are in general much like aesthetic phenomena: they are very much tied to subjectivity and the great variety of possible cultural responses. To say that religious behavior is law-like is as absurd as saying that all responses to the Mona Lisa or Bach's piano works are going to be the same.
Nonetheless, some of the data of the world's religions are such that a few principles of comparative religion can be proposed and tested. There are at least three principles of comparative religion: (1) the Principle of Religious Syncretism; (2) the Principle of Theistic Evolution; and (3) the Principle of the Savior Archetype.
Because of the uncertainties pertaining to history, textual criticism, and psychology as sciences, we hesitate to call these principles “laws.” Even though there is overwhelming confirmation of religious syncretism, there are exceptions which are instructive: e.g., Judaism codified its theology after the birth of Christianity in such a way that it has been virtually immune from syncretism since.
The Principle of Religious Syncretism holds that when any two cultures meet and interact they will exchange religious ideas with the dominant culture prevailing in the exchange. Current exemplifications of this principle abound. Many Christian sects in Korea are almost unrecognizably Christian because of the profound syncretistic effects of Buddhism and native Korean belief.
If you want me to be honest this is obviously a troll thread, meant to frustrate and confuse instead of say anything of real merit. If you had factual understanding behind it, I would give er a whirl. But it seems meant to frustrate.