Paganism

Although specifics may vary, the concept of paganism is generally defined as a religious perspective other than the Christian worldview. Some may insist that it refers to polytheistic religions in particular, or even limit the scope to those supposedly predating the Christian or "Abrahamic" cultures. Nevertheless, when it comes to this issue, there are several different problems with the common point of view.

To begin, the Bible is not Christian. Aside from the fact that it is covered in kabbalistic astrology, promoting witchcraft and sorcery to the core (see Witches & Prophets), it is quite obvious that Christians habitually reject the Biblical teachings, and this can actually be observed quite routinely. Unfortunately however, due to an immense amount of gullibility, many people simply take the Christian church at their word (Proverbs 14:15), falling for the lie that the mystically engulfed Bible is a "Christian" book. Nothing could be further from reality.

Moreover, the Latin paganus can be seen as a regional term, particularly associated with the non-Christian religions. In its ancient setting, such regions can be seen as emphatically animistic, as demonstrated via comparative studies. Thus, this connotation is vital in regards to having a consistent understanding of paganism, as it is the very context of the term. Such perspectives focus upon the deities associated with nature itself (e.g. the embodiments of sun, moon, mountains, rivers, etc.) while Christianity places "God" completely outside of nature (unlike the Bible, which presents Yahweh as primitve and pantheistic).

Furthermore, what many people understand as "Abrahamism" is not Biblical Abrahamism at all; the Biblical Abraham was clearly a pagan.1 In fact, the Bible is so emphatically coated in pagan parallels, that only a fool would insist it is not pagan literature. You may even come across the insane statement of: "The Bible is not pagan, but its teachings were stolen from pagans." Those who claim this obviously are missing the boat on consistency. Pagan teachings are pagan teachings.

Additionally, similar to Greco-Roman paganism, or Egyptian paganism, the Abrahamic Biblical texts are not only loaded with sun worship (e.g. Psalm 84:11; Joshua 10:12-14),2 but also present polytheistic theology (e.g. Psalm 45:6-7; 82:6; Hebrews 1:8-9), as the heathen Philistines even understood Yahweh as "mighty Gods" in 1 Samuel 4:8. Plus, the Bible also identifies Moses as God and Yahweh himself (Exodus 7:1; Deuteronomy 29:2, 6); Moses is the horned God of the mountain (Exodus 34:30, 35) who meets with the solar deity of Israel (Exodus 19:20), and this is quite a scene of polytheism (for more see God of the Mountain).

Besides all of this, Norse paganism has the same characters "Adam and Eve" (as well as Noah) spoken of in the Prose Edda. Some may actually dispute over this, attempting to refuse the text, yet regardless of people denying the plain reading of the Prologue, it is nevertheless the textual evidence displayed. It also corresponds with the later mentioning of Ask and Embla in Gylfaginning, the obvious Adam and Eve parallelism (further making the point). And additionally, you not only have the Yggdrasil tree of Daniel 4:10-11, but also Odin, wounded by a spear, offering himself on the tree (The Poetic EddaHávamál, 139). This is very similar to Christ in the Bible (e.g. Galatians 3:13; John 10:17-18; 19:34, 37).

In summary, the root of actual paganism (as documented above) places the Bible in the same exact category as the other animistic non-Christian perspectives: directly against Christianity. Indeed, the motifs themselves depict quite a harmonious meaning. Clearly, all of these cultures are pagan, as they all teach the same kind of concepts. The Abrahamic mythology simply matches the other regions in every sense of essence⁠—esoteric spiritualism, the actual occult

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. For instance, he is found worshiping the triadic deity of Genesis 18:1-3. This is a common pagan motif (e.g. Hecate, the Parcae, Odin, Vili and Vé).

2. Notice in Joshua 10:12 it says: "Joshua spoke to the LORD . . . and he said . . . 'Sun, stand still". Here, Joshua identifies the Lord (Yahweh) as the Sun; he tells the Sun to stand still, but he is speaking to the Lord saying this in the context. Moreover, some may argue that in Psalm 84:11, "God is merely a sun, and not the sun." In other words, multiple suns? That is paganism (e.g. Helios & Apollo). There is also a "plurality of suns" view in Aztec culture, not to mention the fact that Isaiah 54:12 literally says "suns of you" (plural) in Hebrew (שִׁמְשֹׁתַיִךְ).



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