Dismantling the allegations that
elements of the Catholic Faith were "invented"
before the Birth of Christ
elements of the Catholic Faith were "invented"
before the Birth of Christ
The purpose of this brief document is to explain why, to many students of Pre-Historic, Ancient, Antique, Modern and Contemporary faiths, it appears that the Catholic Faith is just a conglomerate of old myths and beliefs cobbled together by Rome. That is – "A made up religion".
As we have shown before (1), appearances can be very deceiving. It is not that the professionals are manufacturing the data that they use to prove their (incorrect) point. It is a case of misinterpretation of the data gathered.
Through the Grace of God, we are able to show how the data used to prove that the Catholic Faith is "A made up religion" is real but has been misinterpreted, yielding an absolutely false conclusion.
INTRODUCTION and DETAILS
If we were to list and discuss the cases which are used "prove" that the Catholic Faith is just a conglomerate of old myths and beliefs, we could literally write a book. That is neither our purpose nor our intent. Instead we will simply highlight a few glaring situations which will serve as generic examples.
1. The Virgin Mary is claimed to be the Catholic version of the many goddesses of the pagan world.
The number of "Mother Goddesses" throughout history is staggering —some better known than others— but they were always showing up throughout history. There was a "heavenly" woman with whom mortal men could engage in a mother-child interaction. The difference here is that the local mother-goddess was just that, a goddess for them – and, logically, very powerful.
2. The Mother and Child images are claimed to be no more than a recycling of the Egyptian mother and child version: The Goddess Isis with Osiris on her lap, among others.
3. The death and resurrection of Jesus is the recycling of Osiris being returned to life after having been killed by Set. (2)
4. The Christian Divine Trinity is claimed to be nothing more than a recreation of the Egyptian Trinity: Isis, Osiris and Horus.
The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris . (2)(3)
The earliest recorded form is Horus the Falcon who was the patron deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt and who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death.
At this point it is appropriate to say that the Horus-Isis-Osiris triangle is very flexible depending on which expert is reporting on it. That is – if the resurrection of Jesus is to be debunked, then "Jesus is the recycling of Osiris being returned to life after having been killed by Set".
If they need a feminine god, then the Trinity is composed by Isis, Osiris and Horus. Keep in mind that Isis is the mother of Osiris... but wait, wasn't Horus the son of Isis and Osiris? Not to worry, if genders of the divinities need to be changed to discredit the Catholic Faith – not a problem! We pray that the reader gets the idea of how that game is played.
5. The many official Saints of the Catholic Faith are considered to be no more that the Catholic version of the pagan Mt. Olympus with its main God, Zeus, and lesser gods, who are in charge of the different aspects of the domain of the mortals. Just like Saints have functions in the domain of mortals as Patron Saints.
6. The latest twist in this saga is now the news about removal of the wife of God from the Holy Scriptures (4) – implying that in the proverbial old days God has a wife just as ancient religions believed.
and on and on...
We have already explained about the relationship between Time and Eternity (5) and about the Continuum (6) which connects them but, recapping in a nutshell: Eternity is where all events which occurred in Time have been recorded and exist in a Present format – no Past (because all has been done) and no Future (because all has been completed).
Now, as we have repeated many times:
The Catholic Faith is the one Faith which has the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths. By no means it has them all since God is the only Plenitude of Truth, but no other Faith has as many Truths in its Spiritual Treasury as the Catholic Faith. Be it the reality of the Seven Sacraments; be it the practice of Indulgences; be it the reality of Purgatory; be it the truth about the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, True God and True Man; etc.
All of those Truths exist in Eternity and have since the beginning of the Time frame of reference. Once God assembled His cut of the Elect (7), the Holy Spirit of God has been infusing into the human soul those Truths. Slowly humans began to "feel" them and started practicing them even in the most elemental way. Religion was born.
Logically, different groups of humans in different parts of the world (8) would express what they "felt" in different ways, yet one can see common threads appearing in all religions – including in the ones which we lump under the classification of: polytheism.
Elementary, dear Watson... once, of course, God reveals it.
Don't we have reliable records of Mary appearing to help Her children as early as 911 AD (9) and probably much before than that? Are we Catholics "more children of Mary" than all who were Created in the Image of God? Of course not!
Meet Mary in all those goddesses that have appeared to console and help Her children since prehistory!
Without doubt there may be a goddess or two in that long list who were evil by Christian Standards but then again, don't we also know that satan can, and has, manifested itself as (an evil version of) Mary?
Nothing new under the Sun!
Now, having dealt with the identity of all those "goddesses"...
All those threads of the old religions —pagan and otherwise— that we see in Christianity do not mean that Christianity was composed from a combination of old religions – far from it! What it means that we finally got it as right as it is humanly possible.
Stand back and take a look at the rock upon which Christianity was founded (10) —Jesus Christ— the Word of God made Flesh.
Then ask yourself – What was Jesus doing amongst mankind? It was God asking (remember, Jesus is the Word of God) His Elect, using today's popular vernacular:
Exactly what part of the information that We have been infusing into your soul, and that prophets have been announcing in Our Name, since you were Created, don't you understand?
Brethren – It Is That Simple!
So simple that the "wise and prudent" leaders of Christianity could not get it. Does the following ring the proverbial bell for you?
In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. [Luke 10:21]
Who wants to be "wise and prudent"? Miguel de Portugal (M de P) just wants to be a "gofer" for God, and the less of the M de P self there is, the better!
Access to Wisdom and Truth can only be found on the lap of the Most Holy Trinity and only the "little ones" can fit on that lap.
The choice —as always— is yours!
But remember – you cannot be of Caesar and of God at the same time. Nor can you claim the wages of sin and also expect the retirement pension of Heaven. It just does not work that way.
(2) Osiris and Isis
En Español: Desmontando las alegaciones de que ciertos elementos de la Fe Católica fueron "inventados" antes del Nacimiento de Cristo
Published on April 4th, 2011
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