Black Spirituality Religion : SUNDAY AND THE SUNGOD

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  1. ibrahim

    ibrahim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Is there any connection between the two?
    HOw did sunday come about?
    What is the sungod and which people worship him.
    Was sunday a day used to worship the sungod?

    Any answers?
     
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    knock Knock...anybody there?
     
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    I'm here:wave:

    Well, according to the knowledge I've acquired: Sunday was a day to worship the Lord. Sun worshipping 'pagans' were permitted to worship with the Christians. I guess in order to boost the members of the church(Roman Catholic). I may get strangled for my guesstimations, but I don't directly quote others work, rather phrase it my way, as learned. The seven days of the week were inspired by ancient 'gods'.
     
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    Spicybrown, thank you so much for your contribution.
    Did the sun worshipping "pagans" worship in the same vicinity as the christain and why did they have to worship on the same day as the christian. and why did/do the christians have to worship on a sun-day which was a day meant for sun worshipping "pagans".

    I heard this "pastor", preaching by the roadside say. sunday was a day used to worship the sun god.

    Hmmmm, anymore answers?
     
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    Sun's Day
    Moon's Day
    Mars' Day
    Mercury's Day
    Jupiter's Day
    Venus' Day
    Saturn's Day

    These are the days of the week according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

    The early Christian church was rooted in paganism and the Roman church incorporated many of these elements in recognition of the ancient roman system of worship.
     
  6. ibrahim

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    Thank you brother omo.. for the insight..
    I really appreciate it.
     
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    ^5 omo...The days of the week were named after the Sun, Moon, and planets of the solar system and their corresponding mythological gods. For example, Sunday is derived from “the Sun’s Day”; Monday from “the Moon’s Day”; Tuesday from “Tiu’s Day,” the pagan god of war corresponding to the planet Mars; Wednesday from “Wotan’s Day,” the pagan king of the gods corresponding to the planet Mercury; Thursday from “Thor’s Day,” the god of thunder corresponding to Jupiter; Friday from “Freya’s Day,” the goddess of peace corresponding to Venus; and Saturday from “Saturn’s Day,” the ancient Roman god of time...
     
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    Also, the original names of July and August were Quintilis and Sextilis. “Quintilis” means “fifth month” in Latin, and “Sextilis" means “sixth month.” July was the fifth month because the New Year began in March, at the time of the Vernal Equinox. In this natural order the months September, October, November and December – or the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months – are synchronized, both in name and number. The Roman Emperors Julius and Augustus Caesar renamed the fifth and sixth months “Julio” and “Augustus,” which became July and August and the 7th and 8th months when the Gregorian Calendar was adopted in 1582...
     
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    Significance of Time.

    It is rumored that the ruling party during this time added two extra months to the calendar year, and a few extra hours to the day in order to extend their rule. Perhaps the add-ons were January and February. JMO
     
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    Because everyone benefits from sunlight there were many people who worshipped some sort of sungod. Ra and Horus of the Egyptians, Mithra of the Hindus. Mithra, whose worship predates Jesus by hundreds of years, was introduced into the Mediterranian area as Mithraism about the same time the early christians were formulating their theology so the two systems "grew up together."

    For a fuller explanation of the connections between church times and pagan times be sure to read brotha Aqil's thread "The Origins of the Virgin Birth."
     
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