The Christian Church And Crimes Against Paganism

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The Christian Church and crimes against Paganism1When I started this report I knew that paganism existed as a religion beforeChristianity. I suspected that if Christianity developed after paganism then it wouldhave adopted some of the paganistic practices to attract followers. From myprevious studies I knew there had been some form of propaganda against thepagan religion. Through out my life, my personal feelings toward the ChristianChurch, specifically the Catholic Church, were those of distrust. The ChristianBible also left much to be desired. For example, Christians are not supposed toworship any graven image (implying an idol or a symbol) yet they pray to a cross.According to the Christian bible, the old testament, God giveth and God takethaway. Yet in the new testament God gives and the devil takes away. (3) Which isa contradiction of terms.2There were several reasons why I felt I had to write this paper. In fact, therewere so many that I could not list them all without boring you. I will howeverdiscuss them all to one extent or another. The first and foremost reason was thefact that the Christian religion refuses to accept where its roots came from and stillslanders the source of its roots, paganism. Secondly, the Christian church hasperformed some of history's most inhumane acts. Although the church hasapologized for some of its atrocities it continues to persecute people to this day.The church has stolen rituals and symbols and claimed them for their own whilecalling those from whom they stole the symbols from as evil. Christians havecalled pagans Satan worshipers because they did not take the time to find out thatto be pagan means to worship two or more gods and not one (i.e. God or Satan) . Tothis day Christians still refuse to admit they were and still are wrong aboutpaganism. The third reason is that the Christian religion tells people that if you donot believe in my god then you are evil and wrong. Finally, I personally have beentold that as long as you are not Christian (from the Catholic church specifically)then you are welcome in their church but you are not allowed to take part in theEucharist.3During my discussion with Subject #1, he began explaining aboutJoseph and Mary, Jesus' mother and father. He told me that not only wasJoseph a carpenter, as all know , but also a missionary. therefore, heexplained, Mary was called 'the Virgin Mary' because she was the wife of amissionary not because she was a virgin. The wife of any missionary wascalled a vestal virgin. During the time of Joseph's absences she was apracticed virgin. However, when she was with her husband they had sexualintercourse. Yet because Joseph was a missionary Mary was considered avirgin through the divine intervention of god. When Jesus started to preachhe was a philosopher, He did not speak about how the Jewish or RomanCatholic Religion should be run. Jesus' speeches were a release for thepeople from the occupying Romans and the harsh Jewish temples. The...

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