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Did Christianity really come from re-written Astrology texts?

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  1. No, it didn’t.
    Christianity certainly has influences from earlier religions, such as the Egyptian beliefs (check out the translation of “The Egyptian Book of the Dead”, as translated by Wallis-Budge and found online).

  2. I think you might be correct in that because I read something about that also. I think it stemmed from several earlier beliefs. A mixture of things.

  3. This is fun.

    To answer that question, let’s also take a look at some themese common to the beginnings of many ancient religions: specifically, the Sun, the twelve constellations, and the keltic cross.
    The sun, is the most adored object of mankind’s time on this planet. The ancient civilizations understood that the Sun provided warmth, energy for crops to grow, and that the Sun was essential to the life on this planet. The sun was considered to be a gift from God that saved the world: God’s sun.
    The zodiac represents twelve star constellations, each of which the sun passes through each year, and in another fashion, every few thousand years. The ancients had personified these constellations, giving them characters, forms, stories, and legends. By watching the constellations, people could predict the change of seasons, full moons, and even eclipses.
    Next, let’s take a look at some ancient Sun dieties. We have Horus, from Egypt. He is the Sun, anthropomorphized, and his life is a series of allegorical myths of the Sun’s movement through the sky.
    Horus, being “the light of the world,” had an enemy, Set, who personified darkness, or night. In the morning, Horus would win the battle against Set, and then in the evening, Set would conquer Horus, and send him into the underworld. Such a duality between dark and light is the most common religious theme.
    Horus was born in December 25th to the virgin mother Isis-Meri. His birth was accompanied by a star in the East, and upon his birth, he was adored by three kings.
    At the age of twelve, he was a prodigal child teacher, and at the age of thirty he was baptized by Anup, and began his ministry among men.
    He had twelve disciples he travelled about with. and performed miracles such as healing the sick and walking on water.
    Horus was known by many names, including The Light, The Good Shepherd, The Lamb of God, The Truth, and God’s Anointed Son.
    After being betrayed by Typhon, horus was crucified on a cross, buried for three days, and then resurrected.
    Horus is one of many gods throughout the world with such a story:
    In 1200 BC, Attis of Phrygia Greece, was born on December 25th to the virgin Nana. He had a similar ministry, including being killed on a cross, placed in a tomb upon death, and after three days, resurrecting.
    Also in 1200 BC, Mithra of Persia was born on December 25th to a virgin. He had twelve disciples, performed miracles, died, and was resurrected three days later. Once a week, the Day of the Sun (Sun Day) was set aside to worship Mithra.
    In 900 BC, Krishna of India was born to the virgin Devaki, accompanied by a star in the East signifying his birth. He performed miracles, had disciples, and after dying, was resurrected.
    In 500 BC, Dionysis of Greece was born to a virgin on December 25th. He was a travelling teacher of men. He performed miracles, such as changing water into wine. He was referred to as the “King of Kings,” “God’s Only Begotten Son,” “Alpha and Omega,” and several others. After he died, he was resurrected.
    Factually, there has been numerous saviors from various parts of the world, and from different time periods, all which share these similar attributes.
    Next, let’s look at why. Why the virgin birth on the 25th of December, announced by a star in the East?
    Let’s look towards the heavens: The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, on December 24th, aligns with the three stars in Orion’s belt (the three kings). If we follow the line that these stars make points to where the sun rises the following morning on December 25th.
    Then we have the constellation Virgo (latin for virgin). Another name for Virgo translates into “House of Bread,” as the virgin was popularly personified as holding a stalk of wheat. In Hebrew, Bethlehem translates into “House of Bread.” On December 25th, the sun was born in the constellation Virgo, or the constellation Breadhouse (Bethlehem).
    As Autumn turns into winter, the sun spends less time in the sky, and travels its path much lower up until Winter Solstice. To the ancient people, the process was symbolic of the sun’s death.
    For three das, from the 22nd to the 24th of December, the Sun stays perceivably at its lowest point in the sky, in the vicinity of the constellation known as the Southern Cross. Then, on the 25th, the moves North, foreshadowing the rebirth of life in the Spring to come. So, essentially, the sun dies for three days at the cross, and then is resurrected.
    The resurrection was not celebrated until the Spring Equinox, when the sun’s daily journey through the sky becomes longer than the darkness of night, and the plants all around begin to bud and show new life.
    The cross is also a pagan symbol of the zodiac, dividing the four seasons. Many early depictions of Jesus show a cross in a circle behind his head. The twelve disciples are the twelve constellations, with whom the Sun travels about with.
    There’s also another religious/astrolo

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