If Paganism was conquered by Christianity, it is equally true thatChristianity was corrupted by Paganism. The pure Deism o...
Comprising All That Relates to the Progress of the Christian Religion in "TheHistory of the Decline and Fall of the Roman ...
1. For political aims Constantine held Nicaea synod   (325AD) in which the divinity of Jesus was decided.2. In the first s...
Helped Christianity spread subtracted from itspersonal significance and promoted Corruption andhypocrisy. Many people were...
from the common attendees, which stood in sharpcontrast to the earlier house churches which weresmall and informal.Constan...
gods on coins and retaining his pagan high priesttitle"Pontifex Maximus" in order to maintainpopularity with his subjects,...
Jesus. It is likely that he also instituted celebratingEaster and lent based on pagan holidays. From330-337 Constantine st...
Whether or not his conversion was "genuine,"Constantines reign was extremely important tothe Christian church. After his v...
Most of ancient theology is lost under the sands of time.However, archaeological expeditions in ancientMesopotamia have un...
Long before modern historians discovered this fact( borrowing pagan concepts into Christianity ), theHoly Quran had referr...
The Most famous sixteen saviors that preceded JesusI. CRUCIFIXION OF KRISHNA OF INDIA, 1200 BCAmong the sin-atoning Gods w...
The Saviour is represented with a hole in the top of onefoot, just above the toes, where the nail was inserted inthe act o...
The mother and child being visited byshepherds, wise men and the angelic host, whojoyously sang, ‘In thy delivery, O favou...
The early retirement of Krishna to a desert.His baptism or ablution in the RiverGanges, corresponding to Christ’s baptism ...
II. CRUCIFIXION OF THE HINDU SAKIA, 600 BCSAKIA , according to his biography, is a God crucifiedby an arrow being driven t...
Note: One of the accusations brought againstChrist, it will be remembered, was that of pluckingthe ripened ears of corn on...
Jesus, his sacred biography, says:He in mercy left Paradise, and came down to earthbecause he was filled with compassion f...
… so great were his (Sakia) sympathy andtenderness, that he condescended to suffer thatpunishment himself, by an ignominio...
The object of his mission," says a writer, "was toinstruct those who were straying from the right path,and expiate the sin...
"His followers always speak of him as one with Godfrom all eternity." (Ibid.) His most common title was"the Savior of the ...
Like Jesus, He spent much time in retirement, andlike Christ in another respect, was once tempted by ademon who offered hi...
III. THAMMUZ OF SYRIA CRUCIFIED, 1160 BCthis God was crucified at the period above named, as asin-atoning offering." Juliu...
IV. CRUCIFIXION OF WITTOBA OF THE TELINGONESIC,552 BC"He is represented in his history with nail-holes in his handsand the...
V. IAO OF NEPAL CRUCIFIED, 622 BCHe was crucified on a tree in Nepaul." (See Georgius, p.202.) The name of this incarnate ...
VI. HESUS OF THE CELTIC DRUIDS CRUCIFIED, 834 BCthe Celtic Druids represent their God Hesus as havingbeen crucified with a...
VII. QUEXALCOTE OF MEXICO CRUCIFIED, 587 BCHistorical authority, relative to the crucifixion of thisMexican God, and to hi...
Codex Borgianus tells us “ of his death, burial,descent into hell, and resurrection " may be foundthe account, not only of...
such as his forty days temptation and fasting, hisriding on an ass, his purification in the temple, hisbaptism and regener...
VIII. QUIRINUS OF ROME CRUCIFIED, 506 BCHe is represented, like Christ: -As having been conceived and brought forth by avi...
He was "put to death by wicked hands" --i.e., crucified.At his mortal exit the whole earth is said to have beenenveloped i...
IX. (AESCHYLUS) PROMETHEUS CRUCIFIED, 547 BC"I have seen the account which declares he wasnailed to a cross with hammer an...
That the whole frame of nature became convulsed.The earth shook, the rocks were rent, the graveswere opened, and in a stor...
X. CRUCIFIXION OF THULIS OF EGYPT, 1700 BCtwenty-eight lotus plants near his grave indicate thenumber of years be lived on...
XI. CRUCIFIXION OF INDRA OF TIBET, 725 BCThis Tibetan Savior is depicted as having been nailed to thecross. There are five...
XII. ALCESTOS OF EURIPIDES CRUCIFIED, 600 BCShe was a female god.The doctrine of the trinity and atoning offering for sinw...
XIII. ATYS OF PHRYGIA CRUCIFIED, 1170 BCHe was suspended on a tree, crucified, buried androse again.Speaking of this cruci...
XIV. CRITE OF CHALDEA CRUCIFIED, 1200 BCHe was considered a crucified god.He was also known as "the Redeemer," and was sty...
XV. BALI OF ORISSA CRUCIFIED, 725 BCThis crucified god was given several names, all signify"Lord Second," they all have re...
XVI. MITHRA OF PERSIA CRUCIFIED, 600 BCThis Persian God, according to Mr. Higgins, was "slainupon the cross to make atonem...
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  1. 1. If Paganism was conquered by Christianity, it is equally true thatChristianity was corrupted by Paganism. The pure Deism of thefirst Christians (who differed from their fellow Jews only in thebelief that Jesus was the promised Messiah,) was changed, by theChurch of Rome, into the incomprehensible dogma of the trinity.Many of the pagan tenets, invented by the Egyptians and idealizedby Plato, were retained as being worthy of belief. The doctrine ofthe incarnation, and the mystery of transubstantiation, were bothadopted, and are both as repugnant to reason, as was the ancientpagan rite of viewing the entrails of animals to forecast the fate ofempires! Edward Gibbon, Preface to: History of Christianity: www.knowmuhammad.org
  2. 2. Comprising All That Relates to the Progress of the Christian Religion in "TheHistory of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", and a Vindication ofSome Passages in the 15th and 16th Chapters (New York, NY: PeterEckler, 1891), page xvi.1. Pagan beliefs were prevalent in the ancient times ( east and west).2. New-Platonism aided along with the ancient pagan religions made modern Christianity.3. Christianity was very simple and pure but because of the many interpolations in this religions to harmonize between all the religions of the Roman Empire, many of its basic dogmas were changed.4. It was Paul who first invented the dogma of crucifixion and salvation which was rampant in the ancient pagan religions. www.knowmuhammad.org
  3. 3. 1. For political aims Constantine held Nicaea synod (325AD) in which the divinity of Jesus was decided.2. In the first synod, the four gospels were selected from forty bibles (other sources say fifty bibles)3. In the successive synods all the borrowings from the ancient Pagan religions were enforced into Christianity. All the Unitarians were fought everywhere and their books were burnt. www.knowmuhammad.org
  4. 4. Helped Christianity spread subtracted from itspersonal significance and promoted Corruption andhypocrisy. Many people were attracted to the Churchbecause of the money and favored positions availableto them from Constantine rather than from piety.The growth of the Church and its new-found publicaspect prompted the building of specialized places ofworship where leaders were architecturally separated www.knowmuhammad.org
  5. 5. from the common attendees, which stood in sharpcontrast to the earlier house churches which weresmall and informal.Constantine engrafted polytheism in Christianity Constantine believed that the Church and the State should be as close as possible. From 312-320 Constantine was tolerant of paganism, keeping pagan www.knowmuhammad.org
  6. 6. gods on coins and retaining his pagan high priesttitle"Pontifex Maximus" in order to maintainpopularity with his subjects, possibly indicating that henever understood the theology of Christianity.From 320-330 he began to attack paganism throughthe government but in many cases persuaded peopleto follow the laws by combining pagan worship withChristianity. He made December 25th, the birthday of www.knowmuhammad.org
  7. 7. Jesus. It is likely that he also instituted celebratingEaster and lent based on pagan holidays. From330-337 Constantine stepped up his destruction ofpaganism, and during this time hismother, Helen, made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem andbegan excavations to recover artifacts in the city, Thispopularized the tradition of pilgrimages in Christianity. www.knowmuhammad.org
  8. 8. Whether or not his conversion was "genuine,"Constantines reign was extremely important tothe Christian church. After his vision, he immediatelydeclared Christianity legal in the Edict of Milan.He completely abandoned paganism and put his fullforce of favor towards advancing the Church of Christ.He funded Christian leaders and the construction ofchurches, some which he dedicated to his mother. MostChristian www.knowmuhammad.org
  9. 9. Most of ancient theology is lost under the sands of time.However, archaeological expeditions in ancientMesopotamia have uncovered the fascinating culture ofthe Sumerians, which flourished over 4,000 years ago.Though Sumeria was overthrown first by Assyria, and thenby Babylon, its gods lived on in the cultures of those whoconquered. The historian S. H. Hooke tells in detail of theancient Sumerian trinity: Anu was the primary god ofheaven, the ‘Father’, and the ‘King of the Gods’; Enlil, the‘wind-god’ was the god of the earth, and a creator god;and Enki was the god of waters and the ‘lord of wisdom’(15-18). The historian, H. W. F. Saggs, explains that theBabylonian triad consisted of ‘three gods of roughly equalrank... whose inter-relationship is of the essence of theirnatures’ (316). www.knowmuhammad.org
  10. 10. Long before modern historians discovered this fact( borrowing pagan concepts into Christianity ), theHoly Quran had referred to this fact, God says:“ …they ( the Christians and the Jews) imitate the saying of those whodisbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?(9:30)In the next few slides, read about the ancient pagan atoning gods.From these ancient pagan religions, Christianity borrowed many of itsconcepts www.knowmuhammad.org
  11. 11. The Most famous sixteen saviors that preceded JesusI. CRUCIFIXION OF KRISHNA OF INDIA, 1200 BCAmong the sin-atoning Gods who condescended inancient times to forsake the throne of heaven, anddescend upon the plains of India, through humanbirth, to suffer and die for the sins and transgressionsof the human race, There is a halo of glory over it,emanating from the heavens above, just as we haveseen Jesus Christ represented in a work by a Christianwriter, entitled ‘Quarles’ E www.knowmuhammad.org
  12. 12. The Saviour is represented with a hole in the top of onefoot, just above the toes, where the nail was inserted inthe act of crucifixion.In several of the icons (drawings) there are marks ofholes in both feet, and in others of holes in the handsonly.To his collar or shirt hangs an emblem of a heart,represented in the same manner as those attached tothe imaginary likenesses of Jesus Christ, which may nowbe found in some Christian countries www.knowmuhammad.org
  13. 13. The mother and child being visited byshepherds, wise men and the angelic host, whojoyously sang, ‘In thy delivery, O favoured amongwomen, all nations shall have cause to exult.’The edict of the tyrant ruler Cansa, ordering all thefirst born to be put to death.The miraculous escape of the mother and child fromhis bloody decree by the parting of the waves of theRiver Jumna to permit them to pass through on dryground. www.knowmuhammad.org
  14. 14. The early retirement of Krishna to a desert.His baptism or ablution in the RiverGanges, corresponding to Christ’s baptism in Jordan.His transfiguration at Madura, where he assuredhis disciples that ‘present or absent, I will alwaysbe with you.’He was anointed with oil by women, like Christ.A somewhat similar fish story is told of him. www.knowmuhammad.org
  15. 15. II. CRUCIFIXION OF THE HINDU SAKIA, 600 BCSAKIA , according to his biography, is a God crucifiedby an arrow being driven through his body, whichfastened him to a tree (Jesus also was crucified)Sakia, a hindu account states, was crucified by hisenemies for the humble act of plucking a flower in agarden. www.knowmuhammad.org
  16. 16. Note: One of the accusations brought againstChrist, it will be remembered, was that of pluckingthe ripened ears of corn on the Sabbath.Also Note: either the child or the mother is frequentlyrepresented with a bunch of flowers in the hand. www.knowmuhammad.org
  17. 17. Jesus, his sacred biography, says:He in mercy left Paradise, and came down to earthbecause he was filled with compassion for the sins andmiseries of mankind. .., and (Sakia) took their sufferingsupon himself that he might expiate their crimes andmitigate the punishment they must otherwiseinevitably undergo." (Prog. Rel. Ideas, vol. i.p. 86.) www.knowmuhammad.org
  18. 18. … so great were his (Sakia) sympathy andtenderness, that he condescended to suffer thatpunishment himself, by an ignominious death uponthe cross, after which he descended into Hades(Hell), to suffer for a time (three days) for the inmatesof that dreadful and horrible prison…”Note that Christianity borrowed the same conceptand made. www.knowmuhammad.org
  19. 19. The object of his mission," says a writer, "was toinstruct those who were straying from the right path,and expiate the sins of mortals by his own suffering,and procure for them a happy entrance into Paradiseby obedience to his precepts and prayers to hisname. (Ibid.) www.knowmuhammad.org
  20. 20. "His followers always speak of him as one with Godfrom all eternity." (Ibid.) His most common title was"the Savior of the World." He was also called "theBenevolent One," "the Dispenser of Grace," "theSource of Life, the Light of the World," "the TrueLight," etc. www.knowmuhammad.org
  21. 21. Like Jesus, He spent much time in retirement, andlike Christ in another respect, was once tempted by ademon who offered him all the honors and wealth ofthe world. But he rebuked the devil, saying, Be gone;hinder me not.“" Hence, the people declared, "He is no mortalchild, but an incarnation of the Deity." www.knowmuhammad.org
  22. 22. III. THAMMUZ OF SYRIA CRUCIFIED, 1160 BCthis God was crucified at the period above named, as asin-atoning offering." Julius Firmicus speaks of this God "rising from thedead for the salvation of the world." www.knowmuhammad.org
  23. 23. IV. CRUCIFIXION OF WITTOBA OF THE TELINGONESIC,552 BC"He is represented in his history with nail-holes in his handsand the soles of his feet." Nails, hammers and pincers are constantly seen.represented on his crucifixes, and are objects of adorationamong his followers.The worship of this crucified God, according to our author,prevails chiefly in the Travancore and other south erncountries in the region of Madura. www.knowmuhammad.org
  24. 24. V. IAO OF NEPAL CRUCIFIED, 622 BCHe was crucified on a tree in Nepaul." (See Georgius, p.202.) The name of this incarnate God and oriental Savioroccurs frequently in the holy bibles and sacred books ofother countries. www.knowmuhammad.org
  25. 25. VI. HESUS OF THE CELTIC DRUIDS CRUCIFIED, 834 BCthe Celtic Druids represent their God Hesus as havingbeen crucified with a lamb (representing the innocenceof the victim) on one side and an elephant( representing the magnitude of the sin) on theother, and that this occurred long before the Christianera. www.knowmuhammad.org
  26. 26. VII. QUEXALCOTE OF MEXICO CRUCIFIED, 587 BCHistorical authority, relative to the crucifixion of thisMexican God, and to his execution upon the cross as apropitiatory sacrifice for the sins of mankind, isexplicit, unequivocal and ineffaceable. The evidence istangible, and indelibly engraven upon steel and metalplates www.knowmuhammad.org
  27. 27. Codex Borgianus tells us “ of his death, burial,descent into hell, and resurrection " may be foundthe account, not only of his crucifixion, but on thethird day. And another work, entitled "CodexVaticanus," contains the story of his immaculatebirth by a virgin mother by the name of Chimalman. www.knowmuhammad.org
  28. 28. such as his forty days temptation and fasting, hisriding on an ass, his purification in the temple, hisbaptism and regeneration by water, his forgiving ofsins, being anointed with oil, etc. "All these things,and many more, found related of this Mexican Godin their sacred books," says Lord Kingsborough(a Christian writer), "are curious and mysterious."(See the books above cited.) www.knowmuhammad.org
  29. 29. VIII. QUIRINUS OF ROME CRUCIFIED, 506 BCHe is represented, like Christ: -As having been conceived and brought forth by avirgin.His life was sought by the reigning king (Amulius).He was of royal blood, his mother being of kinglydescent. www.knowmuhammad.org
  30. 30. He was "put to death by wicked hands" --i.e., crucified.At his mortal exit the whole earth is said to have beenenveloped in darkness, as in the case ofChrist, Chrishna, and Prometheus.And finally he is resurrected, and ascends back toheaven. www.knowmuhammad.org
  31. 31. IX. (AESCHYLUS) PROMETHEUS CRUCIFIED, 547 BC"I have seen the account which declares he wasnailed to a cross with hammer and nails." (Anac.vol. i. 327.)Confirmatory of this statement is the declaration ofMr. Southwell, that "he exposed himself to the wrathof God in his zeal to save mankind." www.knowmuhammad.org
  32. 32. That the whole frame of nature became convulsed.The earth shook, the rocks were rent, the graveswere opened, and in a storm, which seemed tothreaten the dissolution of the universe, the solemnscene forever closed, and "Our Lord and Savior"Prometheus gave up the ghost.The cause for which he suffered," says Mr.Southwell, "was his love for the human race." www.knowmuhammad.org
  33. 33. X. CRUCIFIXION OF THULIS OF EGYPT, 1700 BCtwenty-eight lotus plants near his grave indicate thenumber of years be lived on the earth. After suffering aviolent death, he was buried, but rose again, ascendedinto heaven, and there became "the judge of the dead,"or of souls in a future state. Wilkison says he came downfrom heaven to benefit mankind, and that he was said tobe full of grace and truth." www.knowmuhammad.org
  34. 34. XI. CRUCIFIXION OF INDRA OF TIBET, 725 BCThis Tibetan Savior is depicted as having been nailed to thecross. There are five wounds, representing the nail-holes andthe piercing of the side.He descended from heaven on a mission of benevolence, andascended back to the heavenly mansion after his crucifixion.He was worshiped as a God who had existed as a spirit fromall eternity, and his followers were called "HeavenlyTeachers." www.knowmuhammad.org
  35. 35. XII. ALCESTOS OF EURIPIDES CRUCIFIED, 600 BCShe was a female god.The doctrine of the trinity and atoning offering for sinwas inculcated as a part of her religion. www.knowmuhammad.org
  36. 36. XIII. ATYS OF PHRYGIA CRUCIFIED, 1170 BCHe was suspended on a tree, crucified, buried androse again.Speaking of this crucified Messiah, the Anacalypsisinforms us that several histories are given of him, butall concur in representing him as having been anatoning offering for sin. www.knowmuhammad.org
  37. 37. XIV. CRITE OF CHALDEA CRUCIFIED, 1200 BCHe was considered a crucified god.He was also known as "the Redeemer," and was styled."the Ever Blessed Son of God," "the Savior of the Race.And when he was offered up, both heaven and earthwere shaken to their foundations. www.knowmuhammad.org
  38. 38. XV. BALI OF ORISSA CRUCIFIED, 725 BCThis crucified god was given several names, all signify"Lord Second," they all have reference to him as thesecond person or second member of the trinityHe was crucified for atoning the human sins. www.knowmuhammad.org
  39. 39. XVI. MITHRA OF PERSIA CRUCIFIED, 600 BCThis Persian God, according to Mr. Higgins, was "slainupon the cross to make atonement for mankind, andto take away the sins of the world." He was reputedlyborn on the twenty-fifth day of December, andcrucified on a tree. www.knowmuhammad.org

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