I have recently noticed on the Internet that many of America’s Christian-Right organizations, have resorted to increased Pagan bashing on their web sites and public broadcasts. (ie.. Hagee: Harry Potter, Secular Humanism Ruining America) According to historical documentation of Paganism, I would conclude that Haggee has only succeeded in shooting himself in the foot. Paganism was deeply rooted in Hagee’s Christian Religion hundreds of years before he was born into the world. Read “Superstitions & Revelations” below.
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Continue Reading Superstitions & Revelations
Joseph Wheless, Secular Web
“The Pagans would appear almost to have been good Christians: they had their gods, (whom they fondly called Savior and Messiah) the death and resurrections of gods; devils, angels, and spirits good, bad and indifferent; their heavens, hells and purgatories; they believed in immortality of the soul, witness the Pyramids and the tombs of the Kings, as of Tut-ankh-Amen in Egypt, and of the Queen Shub-Ad, just unearthed in Ur of the Chaldees; their elaborate sacrifices, animal and human, even of their dear little children to appease their gods, as in Carthage and Canaan, a chronic Hebrew practice. Virgin-births of demigods by the intervention of gods and human maids were common-places of Pagan faith, as were Virgin-mothers and god-child: the Christians imported theirs from Egypt the Madonna statues of Isis and the Child Horus of universal vogue at the beginning of this era of the Christ — may be seen inalmost any first-class Museum, as the Metropolitan in New York and the University in Philadelphia.”
“This popular Pagan device, the “Mother of God” and her God-baby-in-arms, was taken over as a Christian sop to the crowds of Pagans who were being enticed and forced into the Church; it was violently opposed by many of the more intelligent Churchmen: “Nestorius [Bishop of Constantinople about 404] had declared against the new and, as he asserted, idolatrous expression ‘Mother of God’ (Theotokos), thereby opposing the sentiments and wishes of the humbler people” (CE. iii, 101); and in protest Nestorius left the Catholic Church and founded one of the most wide-spread and powerful “heresies,” which exists in the East to the present time.”
” The Pagans had their holy mysteries and sacraments, baptisms of water and of blood, communions with the gods at their sacred altars, partaking of sacred meals to ingest the divine spirit and become godlike. they believed in the resurrection of the dead, and in final judgments meting rewards and punishments according to the deeds done in the flesh, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, 3000 years B.C., giving priestly prescriptions for use before the judgment seat of Osiris, is found in almost every tomb of those able to pay for the hieroglyphic papyrus rolls.”
“The Pagans had their holy days (from which the Christians plagiarized their Christmas, Easter, Rogation Days, etc.); their monks, nuns, religious processions carrying images of idols (like those of saints today); incense, holy water, holy oil, chants, hymns, liturgies, confessions of sins to priests, forgiveness of sins by priests, revelations by gods to priests, prophecies, sacred writings of “holy bibles,” Pontiffs, Holy Fathers, holy crafty priesthood. All these sacrosanct things of Christian “Revealed Religion,” were age-old pre-Christian Pagan myths and superstitions.”
(Stay tuned. There’s more, later. -AB)