The connections and parallels between christianity and paganism.
I have been studying Theology, religion, and classical mythology for many long years. I have noticed that there are many parallels between Christianity and paganism. Here a few examples to start out with and think about. Samson and Hercules, Golden Apples and the Forbidden fruit, the snake in the Garden of Eden and the dragon that guarded the golden apples in the garden of the gods, Pandora’s Box and the temptation of Eve, the bible has a story of flood and in Greek mythology there is a story of a flood. God said, Let us make man in our image in Greek mythology Zeus said, “let us make man in the image of the gods”. The Greek god Bacchus was born on December 25 just like Jesus was and both Jesus and Bacchus were both crucified and died for the sake of mankind and they both rose again on the third day. There was also another pagan god named Attis in Turkish mythology who was crucified and was buried and rose again on the third day.
The name Easter was named after the pagan goddess Ishtar. The food that she ate to keep her immortal was the egg and the animal that was associated with her was the rabbit. I have also noticed that Christian churches to this day will have Easter egg hunts and little do they realize that they are celebrating an old pagan tradition but yet they are Christians and just go on and on about how paganism is evil and should not be practiced but yet they will practice old pagan customs and celebrate pagan holidays themselves.
And not to mention there are so many religious freak parents out there who will tell there children to stay away from witchcraft and paganism but yet at the same time they themselves will let their kids celebrate Halloween and we all know that Halloween is an evil holiday all the way. A lot of people who claim to be Christians will look up their horoscopes in the daily newspaper but yet little do they realize the bible talks against Astrology and Astrology and horoscopes were practiced and developed by the ancient pagans.
A lot of Christmas decorations that we put in our homes were pagan traditions as well. The Christmas tree was originally a pagan tradition, candy canes and holly wreaths decorated the pagan temples back in times of ancient Greece before the times of Christ. Don’t get me wrong I have very great respect for the Christian church and I will always defend the pagan faith and the old wisdom of our ancient ancestors, for if it wasn’t for the pagans we never would have had the hanging gardens, the pyramids, the colossus, or Stonehenge. But I really do think that people really need to be aware of what is going on and we all need to be more open minded, liberal in our spiritual beliefs and less hypocritical.