Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas a Pagan festival!

What is the true origin of Christmas? Do you know, Jesus the Nazarene, was born not   anywhere near December 25? It  was the "birth day" of the pagan sun- god, "Mithras" Noone knows when the Nazarene was born. It was also the concluding day of the pagan winter festival called the "Saturnalia." "Santa Claus" and  "Christmas tree" were all later additions having nothing to do with Christianity.
Wintertime in Palestine was very harsh and traveling very difficult and uncomfortable. It seems unlikely that the shepherds would be sleeping out in the fields while tending their sheep during that season. The early Christians did not celebrate the birthday of Jesus at all.  It  is simply impossible that he stories of Christmas, as followed by the modern church, is correct. No one knows when Christ was born or who his parents were or what he did or said.

 Today's  4 gospels were adopted a few centuries later by the Synod of Trend for the spread of the religion: all the other books , with so many stories and contradictions on the Nazarene, were ordered to be burnt. From the books that have been handed over, nothing can be known of the life and work of Jesus!
 It is known to all historians that the new religion, Christianity, was established by St. Paul, a genius.  Jesus was born a Jew, lived a Jew and died a Jew. But a new religion was started by St. Paul, later, by giving a new meaning to his birth and death which Jesus never even thought of. The genius said Jesus, a fearless social reformer was crucified by the Romans as per authorities' orders and law, did so for the sins of Humanity! How can  a punishment meted out by the then authorities become an atonement for the sins of man? Hundreds were crucified by the Romans, in a similar manner, for various reasons.
The cult of Mithras was introduced to Rome during the 2nd century and it flourished. Originally a Persian deity, Mithras was supposed to be born of a virgin, the birth being witnessed by a few shepherds.  Ahira Mazda made him a deity of truth and light, a sun-god equal to the Supreme Being. Mithras was strongly against Achriman, the spirit of evil. The  life of Mithras ended with a great bull fight , the bull representing the forces of evil. By slaying the bull and letting its blood, Mithras fructified the earth.  On the Day of Judgement, the believers would inherit the world of peace and the others would be perished. (The story of virgin birth, shepherds witnessing it, concepts of good and evil, last day's punishment, Sunday, Christmas, Easter etc  were all incorporated into the Gospel narrations or adopted by the Church from this Pagan sect. ). 
 Sunday was a sacred day, their Lord’s day. On December 25th (the birthday of Mithras) there were elaborate celebrations: bells were rung, hymns sang, candles lit, and sacraments of blood and water administered to the faithful.  Between December 25th  and the Spring Equinox (March 21) was the 40 days of search for Osiris which later became the Christian Lent. On the black Friday Turboilsim or bull fighting was represented with blood drinking.  Mithras, killed in the battle, was symbolically laid in a bier as a corpse. He was mourned in liturgy and was placed in a scared rock called Petra and removed many days later in a great festival. This later became the Christian Easter. Christianity like any other religion simply adopted the Pagan doctrine, rituals and festivals, so that the new religion could be spread easily to the believers of other cults of the time.  But nobody can deny the appeal of Christmas or its universality now. We all celebrate it unaware of these historical facts.                 

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