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Christianity a copy cat religion?
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I thought it was common knowledge that Christianity and biblical stories draw heavily on mythology. Christianity is probably more of a "response" than a "copy cat"
I mean, Jesus wasn't a Christian...and the bible is composed of several books, written at different times (and well after the fact), and was likely compiled by several authors.
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'NO real evidence for Jesus! None at all. 0 is the number of evidence for a Jesus person from the bible.' NO one at his time even spoke of a Jesus! Such a person yet at the time no one talked about him. Sounds fishy to me.'
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I thought you were going to say scientology was a copy of Christianity. Hell they use pretty much the same scare tactics.
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it's true that none of this repels me from Christianity. I still believe in Jesus Christ. ^^ Call me a fool, it's okay. See ya!!
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o...k....

so what about islam?
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Any reputable proof of this? And did it happen before Jesus or after? All I can testify to, is that Jesus fulfilled every Old Testament prophecy that was prophesied about the Messiah.

And December 25th is not the day that Jesus was born. We celebrate Christmas on that day because Constantine took a pagan holiday (a day for the pagan sun god) and replaced it with the birth of Jesus. The pagans had their holiday, and Constantine replaced it with a Christian one.


Mithraism originated in Asia Minor, which though once within the sphere of Zoroastrian influence, by the second century BCE were more influenced by Hellenism than by Zoroastrianism. It was there, at Pergamum on the Aegean Sea, in the second century BCE, that Greek sculptors started to produce the highly standardized bas-relief imagery of Mithra Tauroctonos "Mithra the bull-slayer."

Mithraism was a Roman mystery religion which became popular among the military in the late Roman Empire. (1st to 4th centuries CE). It is best attested in the cities of Rome and Ostia and in some of the Empire's provinces, specifically Mauretania, Britain and those along the Rhine and Danube frontier.


Maybe Jesus did get some ideas from other religions...but ultimatly Jesus did not dictate his own path, he simply followed his beliefs.He did not try to imitate other people and he certainly did not plan out his death...peace over war
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'NO real evidence for Jesus! None at all. 0 is the number of evidence for a Jesus person from the bible.' NO one at his time even spoke of a Jesus! Such a person yet at the time no one talked about him. Sounds fishy to me.'


there is evidence for Jesus, and besides, if he didnt start Christianity who did? What country r u from? Who ever started Christianity is "Jesus"...Jesus represents the firsts person to start the religion..which was deprived from Jewdisms...peace over war
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I thought you were going to say scientology was a copy of Christianity. Hell they use pretty much the same scare tactics.


not all Christians used/use scare tactics...it didnt start off as a religion that scared people into ne thing...and u werent born in that time so you wouldnt know ne way...as for scientology...well...you could have been born then...peace over war
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Actually, you could call Christianity the continuation of Judaism. In that Jesus came to fulfill the Law set by Moses through God.
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I thought it was common knowledge that Christianity and biblical stories draw heavily on mythology. Christianity is probably more of a "response" than a "copy cat"
I mean, Jesus wasn't a Christian...and the bible is composed of several books, written at different times (and well after the fact), and was likely compiled by several authors.


Actually that's not common knowlege...and Christianity draws heavily from Jewdiisms...the rest is pretty acurate...peace over war
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Meh, it is said that the Vadican has the Dead Sea Scrolls locked away because they prove something like christinaity existed 200 years before christ.

As for the December 25th, many religions that are to the north of the equator would celebrate this. Most socities figured out that the "Shortest day of the year" generally takes place somewhere around december 25th. So they wanted to celebrate the coming extended day time... kind of a celebration or a returning to the light.

I would not be to suprised it Christianity took some of its ideas from other religions, especially Zoroastrianism. Since Christianity is Dualtheistic, not Monotheistic, and Zoroastrianism was the first recorded dualtheistic religion.

Plus we have to look at the time christianity came about. Anyone would be hard pressed to say that it is an original religion considering that Christianity came about during the roman empire. And the roman empire spanned across several different cultures. It was not like religions before it, such as the greeks or the egyptians or the babalyonians. All of those societies were fairly isolated in their early centuries.

Besides what does it matter if a religion stole the ideas from another one? At the time the religion you guys say is the base for christianity was dead. And the first time I ever heard of Zoroastrianism was back in college. No offense this was not exactly a well known religion. I mean Christianity must have changed enough of the religion to make it work for so long.


Christianity is monotheistic...at leasts some denominations of it are..Jesus, Holy Ghosts, Mary, and ne body else r not meant to be worshipped as gods, but we r to become exactly like them, if not surpass them to be closer to God...thats my demnomination's belief ne way...peace over way
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yeah.. though i won't say i know for sure.. i'd say it's completely plausible.

There's those rumour about non-historicity of Jesus. Haven't finish reading all of it. Got tired of finding evidences and stuff. But it does sound odd that throughout all writers in history, only 4 wrote about Jesus (whom supposedly was the most influential figure on his era). And even within those 4 literature there is no specific mention of Jesus. Although the catholic church makes it seems so by doing a blatant mistranslation to the original copy. This made me suspicious. Very suspicious.

And then there's that suspicion that religion is just a body of political movement on ancient Europe. I haven't read the detail about the era when christianity became a widespread influence. I know Constantine had a lot to do with it. But yeah.. I haven't read that far.

In conclusion? i don't know. Academically, I wouldn't say that it's factual just yet that Christianity is just a copy of older religions. But personally, I do believe so.


in Europe Christianity started as a political movement...but Christianity started in the middle east.Christianity is ultimatly a continuation of Jewdisism..look at the roots for Jewdiisms to find Christianaity roots...and Constantine just made it a state religion..peace over war
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Superchick31 wrote:

Really so this silly tale is supposed to be a copycat of Christianity... I really don't think so. :D


Its the other way around its been around longer than Christianity, but if you look at it you see Christianity takes parts of a few religions and mix them together to make the newest fad/religion out today. (Yeah I think of Christianity as a fad!)


Religions r ultimatly beliefs...not popular fads...and besides its not the newest religion... peace over war
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Once you can grasp around the fact that most religion has been made up in the past as a means of controlling the mass, you can accept that fact that most religions originate from beliefs and stories from the earliest civilizations. (Example, Egypt when Pharaohs and all that good stuff existed)


not all religions was made to control people (not Christianity ne way), Christianity started in the middle easts, Europeans took it in and did all kinds of crap to it...ultimatly abusing it until Martin Luther stepped in started the chance...peace over war
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I would also like to add that ALL religions have SOMETHING in common...humans have been known to discover things simotamesouly...like music, and other religious beliefs, language...killing, weapons, war...politics...no "one" man created all that stuff...martial arts...its ultimatly just all many ways of looking at ONE thing...this world...peace over war
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