Saturday, May 2, 2009

Babylonian Mysteries Pt 2

Plurality of Gods

1) Babylon eventually had up to 5,000 gods and goddesses for every problem, occupation and etc. Every pagan religion has multiple gods and goddesses. Many of these became “saints” in some churches. In the following list, the pagan name of the god will be given, and then the Christian “saint” name:

Victoria - St. Victoire
Chevon - St. Ceranos
Artemis - St. Artemidos
Dionysus - St. Dionysus
Brighit - St. Bridget

Conversion of pagan statues and temples to Christian shrines

1) Brighit was the daughter of the sun god and was represented with a child in her arms. Her temple was served by Vestal Virgins who tended the sacred fire. The temple became a convent with nuns who tend St. Bridget’s Fire.

2) The Roman Pantheon was dedicated to Jove and the gods. It was rededicated by Pope Boniface IV to Mary and the saints.

3) The Athens shrine to the healer Asklepios was re-dedicated to two saints who were healers: Kosmas (Cosmas) and Damian.

4) A cave that is being shown as where Jesus was born was, according to Jerome, a rock shrine where the Babylonian god Tammuz was worshiped.

5) Many pagan statues were renamed for Saints. e.g. the statue of Peter was originally a statue of Zeus.

6) Drawings of the gods had circles or aureoles around the head. Mary and the saints are pictured this way in almost every drawing or painting through the ages.

Babylonian symbols

1) Rosary - the rosary can be found originating as representing the Tau (a cross) for Tammuz. It has come down in various forms and was and is used by the following:

Ancient Ninevah - Phoenicians - Mohammedans - King of Malabar (seen by Marco Polo) - Buddists in Japan, India, and Tibet - Brahmans - Vishnu and Siva worshipers and some Christian churches of today.

2) The various rosaries are used with repetitious prayers. This goes against Christ's directions in Matt. 6:7, “But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.” This rosary praying is exactly to which Christ was referring when He said this, as the rosary and repetitious prayers were being used in His day by the heathen. People would have known exactly about that to which He was referring, but today Christians dismiss it as not referring to them and pray the rosary anyhow, due to ignorance of its origins. (Again, I am not attacking anyone, I am showing that the practice has pagan roots and was forbidden by Christ.)


1) Semiramis erected a 130 foot obelisk.

2) The obelisk was associated with sun worship and had a sexual significance. The erect phallic symbol is prevalent throughout pagan religions and is considered a symbol of life. It was common to place this symbol at the entrance of temples. An original Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome by Caligula stands in the courtyard at the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The Washington Monument is America’s most famous obelisk. Many places around the world have obelisks.


1) The Tower of Babel was the original tower. The remnant of this can be found in many cultures and religions.

Chinese - pagoda
Hindu - pagoda and towers
Muslims - the minarets
Catholicism and Protestantism - church steeples with the spire on top. It is a tower topped with an obelisk.

The Cross

1) The cross symbol was in use long before Christianity. Its original use came from its being the shape of the letter Tau (which was used in the worship of Tammuz). The cross was used in Egyptian worship and many other pagan societies. It was stylized different ways with different cultures - the ankh in Egypt, the Celtic cross for Druidism, etc. Worshipers of Tammuz would cross themselves with a “T” or cross in front of their chests to symbolize Tammuz. (Again, this is a practice of some churches whose people are completely unaware that it is a pagan, not Christian or Judaic practice.)

(Note: I have always wondered at the use of the cross by Christianity. Had Christ been hanged, would we wear a noose on a necklace? Or a sword had he been beheaded? The cross was a horrific instrument of torture, not a representation of our Lord. We are told not to have graven images, and this has become one for all Christians. If there had to be one, would not an empty tomb have been more appropriate? And worst of all are crucifixes upon which Christ is still hanging. He didn’t stay there. It is as if still subjecting Him to the torture to display those. (That’s just a personal opinion, you have every right to disagree.))

2) The cross as a religious symbol can be found in the following cultures: Egyptians, Persians, Assyrians, Hindus, Chinese, Mexicans, Peruvians, Scandinavians, Gauls, Celts, Buddhists, Mohammedans, B.C. Rome, and the Greeks.

3) The cross was introduced in churches in 431 A.D. The use of the cross on steeples was not until 586 A.D. In the sixth century, the crucifix image was sanctioned by the church of Rome. Note how the use of the cross or crucifix did not come about soon after Christ's death, but centuries later, after the church had already been greatly compromised with pagan traditions, and that it was a pagan symbol long before that.

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