Watch Her Flow
- Mar 22, 2004
Historically Mithra was worshipped for hundreds of years before Jesus but his worship did not become popular in the Mediterranian area until about the time the christians started frmulating their Pauline theology. Therefore although Mithra was new in that area unlike with christianity he was not a new god whose theology was inchoate.CrunchyStuff said:Aqil,
Did you notice that this post says that Christianity and Mithra were COMPETING religions, running side by side.
That kinda of conflicts with others view that Christianity came from Mithra worship doesn't it?
Look what your post says here:
as a genuine result of the contact between the two religions (Mithraism and Christianity), at a time when both were growing in popular appeal throughout the Roman Empire...
Two separate religions, growing separately. NOT one religion [Mithra] out of which came the cult of Christianity.
I wish others who think that Christianity came from Mitharaism could see your post here.
The Roman Catholics were doing everything in their power to divorce christianity from its Jewish parentage so they were borrowing from here and there to create a new religion without having to start from absolute scratch.