Similarities Between Christianity And Ancient Egyptian Religion

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“Christianity, along with all other theistic belief systems, is the fraud of the age. It serves to detach the species from the natural world, likewise, each other. It supports blind submission to authority[control of the masses].”(Zeitgeist 2007) In this essay, we will explore the different roots of religion and the plagiarism that Christianity and a number of different religions have committed. We start with Animism. In animism, spirits are considered to inhabit familiar objects in the landscape. There are traces of animism in the Judeo-Christian and Jewish religions. For instance, Satan was represented as a serpent; Jehovah, like Osiris(Deity in ancient Egyptian religion), was worshiped as a bull; Christ was the lamb of God, and the Holy Ghost appeared in the form of a dove. However, these are only symbols themselves and are not worshiped themselves. The ancient Egyptian religion predates Christianity at least 2,000 years. The similarities between Christianity and ancient Egypt are almost endless. They have a belief of life after death, punishment for sins, and a similar creation, that is, both religions claim that the world was created in seven days. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light… [4] and God divided the light from the darkness…[5] one day… [6] a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters…8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day…”(Genesis 1:1-8 ASV) An excerpt of the first two days, as from the Bible, but from an an... ... middle of paper ... ...he Red Sea. Ancient Egyptian historical records do not mention such an account, even thought the Bible claims that 603,550 adult men plus women and children(roughly two million) went out of Egypt. Another account mentioned by the Bible, but not by Egyptian contemporary records, was the plagues. Many of the places mentioned in the Exodus did not exist within the time-period they were mentioned in. Pithom and Raamses, the two “treasure cities”, claimed to be built by the Hebrews never existed at the same time. Greek mythology has been dotted with familiar stories and “events” that suggest stories similar to Jesus. Odysseus(known to some as Ulysses) was the most famous character in Greek mythology, not only for his exploits in the Trojan war, but on his long journey home as well.[Source number here.] Odysseus was not the product of a union between mortals and immortals.

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