This has been an interesting topic to me for a while, and my own research has become a bit interesting in it regarding the ‘war against Christianity’. To be clear, I am not using that phrase sarcastically, nor am I actually a Christian. I do NOT believe in the Bible, Jesus as my savior etc, so I think my words on the subject can be a bit more honest since I dont have a dog in the fight.
The thing that inspired me to write this today, was I was having a discussion with my friend about how he could believe in it (normally he’s fairly smart), among the charges I leveled at him was the Christianity (from here forward referred to as C) was a clone of the older religion Mithraism and Egyptian god Horus. I had heard this before (on the movie Religious first) and a quick serach online ‘proves’ that C copied Mithraism or Egyptian Horus. Both born of virgin moms, born Dec 25, 12 apostles, 3 kings all that shit, well sure seemed like a fucking slam dunk to me. I believed that for years, and only recently thought to actually question it. (Again, I in no way believe C is a true grasp of reality, but merely another battlefield for corrupting our mind against endless subversion.)
The problem with all that is…it isn’t true. None of it. When you get out of your ‘search engine bubble’ and look for counter facts they are there. Horus the supposed Jesus clone had a far different conception story, his mom had to find all the dismembered parts of her husband to reassemble him, including crafting a dick since it couldn’t be found – not exactly an immaculate conception.
Mithraism, which the lie went was a predecessor of C that C ripped almost everything off. The major problem is, both C and M evolved nearly the same period. So, this is not to say they were very likely copying each others ideas, but M was not a progenitor in any easily proven sense.
All interesting, and if I was a believer I could say ‘see! They want to stop god’s word!’. The true curious thing to me, is why stop some backwards, easily disproven religion to begin with? Is it because Europe was a C nation, a nation that beat back the Muslims multiple times? So even if the people were believing in something false, they are dangerous to the current muslim-phallic leaders of the world?
What exactly is the point of attacking a incredibly narcissistic religion that presupposes its superiority in a galaxy or universe we can hardly fathom, that ‘God’ cared so much about turning people into salt, or raining on the earth for 40 days (get all the animals on one boat! ALL ANIMALS!) when most people these days are leaving of their own accord?
Now, to counter my own point, secularism is dangerous as well as it has sprung up an insane nihilism as well as self-righteous feminism which makes me question my off the cuff dismissal of C slightly.
I don’t have the answers, because the evidence seems to point in different directions.